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Christmas (Dinner) is coming…

With the festive season well and truly upon us, here at Fragata HQ one of the main topics of discussion has been Christmas Dinner, and more specifically what we’ll be cooking for our loved ones in a week’s time. Of course we’ll be serving the traditional Turkey along with a whole host of delicious veg […]

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Fun at the Feria de April

Hola! Lord Byron once famously described Seville as: “a pleasant city, famous for oranges and women…of all the Spanish towns is none more pretty.” Of course we agree, however we recently re-visited the famous Feria de April (Seville Fair) and as we strolled the festival laden streets, it occurred to us that we might sometimes take the beautiful home city of Fragata […]

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Have an aphrodisiac filled Valentine’s Day!

Here at Fragata, we’ve put together a delicious three-course meal, packed full of aphrodisiacs, to help you cook up a storm this Valentine’s Day. The three dishes incorporate a total of seven different aphrodisiacs that will all improve your mood, health, and perhaps make you feel a little more romantic too! It’s well known that […]

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Have a savoury pancake day!

We love Pancake Day here at Fragata, and this year we’re aiming to make Shrove Tuesday a little different by switching popular sweet pancake toppings with delicious Spanish-inspired savoury alternatives. We’ve been trying a few ideas out in the Fragata kitchen, but we’ve decided…what could be a more delicious treat than pancakes with pimiento salsa […]

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An update from the olive grove…

We’ve got an update from our farm manager in Seville… this blog post is all about the planning and preparations for this year’s harvest. With the 2012 table olive crop finished harvesting, preparations for the 2013 harvest are well under way! With the arrival of the colder weather, we’ve started to trim and clean the […]

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When is a martini not a martini?

Did you know that a classic Martini cocktail isn’t a true martini, unless it’s served with an olive in it? This combination of gin and vermouth, finished off with an olive, was first pioneered in the US in the late 19th Century. Although its origins aren’t clear, some sources suggest that we’ve been enjoying Martinis […]

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