November 1, 2022

Autumn-time nature of Dingli Cliffs

With the start of the autumn rains, the Maltese Islands’ garrigue landscape starts to recover from the parched summer terrain. Now, the typical countryside colour is […]
October 19, 2022

The pickling of the Maltese Olives

#localproduce#traditional#oliveseason Being one of the oldest species of domestic trees and the characteristic tree of the Mediterranean region, the long-living Olive Tree (Żebbuga, Olea europaea) has […]
October 13, 2022

The local Pumpkin and Orange Jam

And October welcomes the local Pumpkin season! Its sweet flavour features into the new batch of our Pumpkin & Maltese Orange Marmalade… With the change of […]
September 30, 2022

The purple hues of the Ground Thistle

One of the few plants which make their appearance at the end of summer in the typical garrigue habitat of Dingli Cliffs is the Ground Thistle […]
September 14, 2022

Short encounter with a Hoglet

How adorable is this baby Algerian Hedgehog?! Managed to take a photo of this hoglet before returning it back to the countryside…the hedgehog is a protected species […]
September 3, 2022

The sound of the Cicada from the trees

Wherever there are trees, one can hear the songs of the male Cicada (Cicada Barbara stal, Werżieq ta’ b’inhar), heard everywhere in summer. This insect is […]
August 30, 2022

The prolific juicy Prickly Pear

The prickly pear is one of the most ever-present fruit on the Maltese Islands, adorning the rural landscape with colourful spiny fruits. Although the Prickly Pear […]
July 12, 2022

Nature fact: Snails

Several types of land snails enter a deep state of sleep during the hot arid summer, known as aestivation! We often encounter them in the upper […]
June 21, 2022

The locally hand-picked and pickled capers

Capers have been used in cooking since at least 2000BC in Mesopotamia and they are mentioned as ingredients in the first cookery book, dating back to […]