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To mark World Vegan month that takes place every November we thought we’d dedicate some space to look at what it means to be vegan, and why many people who choose to be a vegan believe it is the best and quickest way to save the planet.
While a vegetarian diet is becoming more common, even in southern Spain, veganism is still considered a much more radical lifestyle choice. Yet some of the arguments for a vegan diet are compelling, and for those of us … Continue reading
Urban vegetable gardens are starting to appear in cities allowing people to be close to the land and grow their own food. Some city councils and associations have started these vegetable garden projects recently so that the elderly can put their knowledge into something productive that brings a breath of fresh air to the cities; and for young people to learn where food comes from. The projects come in many different forms. Some have decided to divide land or deserted plots into small, single units … Continue reading
French Tarragon is one of the three muskateers of gourmet cuisine. Despite its name it is originally from the south of Russia, and the form used with its characteristic spicy aniseed aroma is not found in the wild. The plant is a shrub with stems full of small pointed leaves, which disappear in winter to reappear in spring.
The true botanical name is Tarragon Artemisia dracunculus var. odora, and it reaches a height of 70cm. It does not flower, distinguishing it from the non-aromatic version (Artemisia … Continue reading
Readers will recall that Arboretum is a non-profit organisation, whose mission is to develop an educational tool and provide a public space for the environmental literacy of the local population with a focus on sustainability.
This issue we look at two important issues, the first being ‘action’. On November 12 the first group of stakeholders planted their trees at Arboretum, marking the opening ceremony for the 2011 planting season. These are people who support the project with a membership fee of 5€ per month and are … Continue reading
Congratulation Bionatura on 15 years dedicated to promoting organic food on the costa del sol. We enjoyed the tasting session last Saturday
Bionatura, the only organic supermarket in Málaga province with full certification from CAAE, the Andalucían organic association, is celebrating some special anniversaries in November.
Their two shops, in Los Boliches and Marbella, have been open for 15 and 10 years respectively this year, and they invited Chispa readers to a special open day at their two premises on Saturday November 5 at 12.00 for free … Continue reading
Bionatura, the only organic supermarket in Málaga province with full certification from CAAE, the Andalucían organic association, is celebrating some special anniversaries in November. Their two shops, in Los Boliches and Marbella, have been open for 15 and 10 years respectively this year, and they are inviting Chispa readers to a special open day at their two premises on Saturday November 5 at 12.00 for free tasting and special offers.
Pioneers from the very beginning, Pernille and Miguel have constantly improved and developed the business, going … Continue reading
Mon, Wed, Fri: Vegetarian restaurant open for lunch in Coín –
la peña 7 ramas;
C/ Pajareras, 23,
open: 13.00 – 16.00;
A natural hybrid from two wild species, spearmint (hieberbuena) grows naturally in the European highlands and can be planted in temperate gardens around the world. Its botanical name is menthe spicata. This perennial herb can grow up to 60cm in height with light green, serrated leaves about 4cm wide and10cm long. The whole plant, especially the leaves give off a delicious aroma of chlorophyll (toothpaste, gum, etc.).
Spearmint is the most popular of all mints, particularly in Spain, North Africa, Britain, and China, where … Continue reading
It’s a brave person who starts a new business at the moment, but as with other success stories we are featuring in this issue, new shop owner Manuel has got off to a flying start with his new herboristeria in central Marbella. More than anything the new venture is fulfilling a dream of working in the health food industry, helping to educate people about natural and organic alternatives. With the opening of Herbo Marbella on main street Avda Ricardo Soriano, he now has the chance … Continue reading
Following the success of previous editions of Arte Sano the organisers are now planning another festival on San Pedro’s beautiful Paseo Maritimo. “We were last here in 2009 and had a great weekend full of music and activities,” explained Monica Bereuther, co-organiser of the event. “This year we are planning to bring the colourful world of alternative Andalucía to life for another fun weekend for all the family.” The weekend will include a diverse mix of classes, workshops and talks on subjects related to personal … Continue reading