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    ##When I lived in London, some of my favourite places to eat were the South Indian restaurants around Camden where they served delicious crispy, almost cone-shaped pancakes called dosas with a spicy mashed potato dish, vegetables and coconut relish. Since then I have tried to master the dosa—which involved hours of fermenting different types of […]

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    Red Valentine Beetroot Soup

    By Helen Westwater of ‘La Ola Fresca’   This month’s recipe combines the earthy red of beetroot and the pure white of coconut milk with a heady mix of spices, to steer off any last winter colds and cheer the hearts of any lost Valentinos. Beetroot, happily a vegetable that is available all year in […]

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    Hannah Banana Cake by ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    ##It may be a strange phenomenon but in ‘La Ola Fresca’ most of our best loved cakes seem to adopt personalities all of their own. From the arrival of the much-pursued ‘El Señor Brownie’ came his happy partnership with his sun-kissed, wheat-free, partner-in-crime ‘Gloria Zanahoria’ (carrot cake with rice our and almonds). Then recently, out […]

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    ##When I first arrived in Spain about fourteen years ago, generally speaking the only vegetarian option was tortilla or grilled vegetables or bizarrely a tuna fish salad! Thankfully, there’s been some re-education on that one and now Valencia boasts a host of good vegetarian & vegan restaurants. However, as I am one of those less […]

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    Cannellini Bean Puree

      By Helen Westwater On Saturday 16 April, the barrio of Benimaclet will host a fresh food market and an eco-organic tapas tour. Revving up to the event, and recently back from Italy where I was lucky to take part in an olive oil tasting under the guidance of olive oil expert Johnny Madge, we […]

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    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca  So, while a well-known UK supermarket blows up a storm of scorn from the French…for launching a new, straight- lined croissant that is easier for their customers to spread with butter and jam…this March we get back to basics, roll up the shirtsleeves and make our own. With these […]

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