Summer activities come to an end with the big success of outdoor cooking lessons

Extracurricular specific Summer activities come to an end this month of September, showing a “very positive” balance, in words of the School’s Director of Activities, Celia Jiménez, who also highlights “the great reception afforded this year to the outdoor cooking lessons”, that have joined a total number of 200 people along the whole Summer. Besides, due to the students’ demand, the visit to theCaveofNerjahas increased its frequency.

Cooking lessons are held every week in the Andalusian patio located at Club Costa Nerja, the hall of residence for the students visiting the School. There, at dinner time, the students prepare a delicious paella or a fideuá, depending of the attendants’ taste that evening, always with the help of a chef-professor. The students themselves cook the main course, also preparing the drinks, salad and a tasty dessert that has had watermelon as its main ingredient this summer. While all the dishes are made, the teacher explains how the paella is prepared, including his/her cooking tricks to get a perfect dinner. Leer más Sobre Summer activities come to an end with the big success of outdoor cooking lessons

Avocados, mangos, lychees and many other delicious tropical fruits

Avocados, mangos, lychees, custard apples…The raising of tropical fruits and vegetables is one of the chief economic activities in Nerja and its surrounding area. This region in the east of the Costa del Sol is known as the Axarquía.

Other fruits that we can find in the countryside of Nerja are longans, papayas and mangos. Students love them. Moreover, the School has an avocado tree and a banana tree in its own garden.

At Nerja, if we look up to the mountains, in the inland, we can find many fields with tropical fruits that are raised by the local farmers, who mainly sell them to the European market.In fact, the region of the Axarquía is the most important in Europa regarding the exportation of these kinds of fruits. Leer más Sobre Avocados, mangos, lychees and many other delicious tropical fruits

How to make a good watermelon gazpacho

Do you like traditional gazpacho? This cold soup, typical in Spanish summers, especially in Andalusia is giving way to a number of other different varieties that offer new textures and tastes, becoming in the perfect choice to go chef for a day. One of the hot recipes this month has been Watermelon gazpacho. Alberto Díaz, a teacher at the School, has given us the recipe to prepare this delicious dessert at our own home. Leer más Sobre How to make a good watermelon gazpacho

How to make a good seafood dish

 

Students coming to Nerja to learn Spanish also take advantage of their stay in Spain to enjoy the Mediterranean cookery. Today we are going to learn some Spanish with the help of a good kitchen friend: Smooth clam (concha fina, as it is known in Málaga). This is a delicious bivalve mollusc that can be found at every bar and restaurant along the Coast of Málaga. Leer más Sobre How to make a good seafood dish