Herbs and Spices

Herbs and Spices

Yellow-Throated Crocus/ Wild Saffron
Wild Fennel

Yellow-Throated Crocus/ Wild Saffron

Crous longiflorus Żagħfran Selvaġġ

Season: November
Sauces / Risotto / Pasta / Garnish

Saffron is golden-coloured and quite as pricey! The wild variety found in the Maltese Islands is related to Crocus sativus, which is cultivated abroad for the harvest of saffron threads.

Wild Fennel

Foeniculum valgare

Season: October – August

Fennel Leaves – To season as fresh herb
Fennel Stem – Dried for garnish
Fennel Pollen – Dressing / Rubs
Fennel Seed – Roasted meat and potatoes

This plant is naturally found along Southern Europe and can be used as vegetable, herb and spice, whose aromatic smell and taste is notably similar to anise.

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Local Products

We give first preference to agricultural products available in the area according to the season and we also produce a wide range of local organic product including jams, marmalades, olive oil, savoury delicatessen, dried herbs and more.

The Herbs and Spices available are hand-harvested and packed from foraged plants and are produced in small quantities. Historical, cultural and local aspects have been considered in the selection of sweet produce such as jams, marmalades and preserves and Savoury produce.

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil sold at The Cliffs is a tribute to the oldest olive tree that is found at our estate down the cliffs. The olives are hand-picked from family-run groves from Dingli and are pressed exclusively using mechanical means.

Whatever you see, you can buy – take it home and share the taste with family and friends!


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