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    ‘LA OLA FRESCA’…EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    For expats, locals and tourists alike, ‘La Ola Fresca’ is a café gem not to be missed. Compared to most café bars commonly found here in Valencia, this quaint and cosy showstopper has surpassed a lot of the  competition. With flairs of a British café, this place offers a freshness that is hard to come […]

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    ‘VEGETABLE SPAGHETTI’ BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    In the neighbourhood of Benimaclet, where ‘La Ola Fresca’ is situated, we are enjoying the sunshine and continue to explore the production of food through ecological and sustainable methods. So, here’s a wheat-free recipe that is both healthy and delicious…to bring some of that  vibrance to your plate. Ingredients for 4 people Vegetable spaghetti 1 […]

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    ‘TURRÓN’ By Helen Westwater of ‘La Ola Fresca’

    Christmas time is not so far away now! Ever wondered how to feed an army?  Well, apparently this is how the Moors did it; with the use of energy rich almonds and honey in a form convenient to transport, allowing an instant on-the-move vitality snack and leading to the origin of the Jijona Turrón.  Just […]

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    WILD MUSHROOM AND ROASTED CHESTNUT RISOTTO

    BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ With the somewhat chilly nights…here’s a warming recipe to get the taste buds flowing using two of the latest arrivals from the seasonal kitchen, wild mushrooms and roasted chestnuts. One type of Spanish wild mushroom that you will start to see in the fruit and vegetable shops around […]

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    FOOD! ZEST FOR SALMON FISHCAKES

    BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ Here is an East hits West recipe that does not involve hot ovens and is easy to make. A firm favourite in ‘La Ola Fresca’, these Zesty Salmon Fishcakes combining potato, fresh salmon, lime and coriander are served with a cooling yoghurt accompaniment that will refresh the palate. […]

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    CORNISH PASTY AT ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ IN VALENCIA

    By Helen Westwater As some of you may know, ‘La Ola Fresca’ was born after I surfed into Valencia on a fresh wave! I previously lived on a farm in Cornwall for many years. Apart from surfing, a breathtaking Atlantic coastline and plenty of cider, Cornwall is most famous for the pasty! That’s the ‘Cornish […]

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