Spring, the breath of fresh air, clear skies and vivid natural colours.
Don’t you love the sound of the birds whistling and the frisky breeze passing through the green branches which produce freshness. We welcome Spring with the mostly warm way. Not just those but Spring is a symbol of rebirth, lands feed on the winter water while it strengthens up with the bright Maltese Sun. This makes our fertile lands produce thousands and thousands of fresh vegetables and fruit.
It’s the season to .. produce Broad Beans, Lemon, Cabbage, Lettuce, Mandarines, Oranges, Naspli (medlars), Fennel, Carrots, Garlic, Artichokes, Peas etc
And many other juicy and tasty fruit and vegetables..
Not to forget our famous Strawberries! Many of our clients told us that ours were the best they ever tasted in Malta, well we can’t argue on that!
Our fertile lands are none like other places and the soil helps alot to produce, also Dingli being the Highest town in Malta we are lucky enough to have the purest of water which makes it better. The seed feeds on pure good water, lays in a bed of very fertile soil and is always looking up to our bright Spring sun. Look and the photos and judge for yourself, mouth watering.
Every produce which our lands grow is special, but when it comes in associating something with Spring it has to be the Strawberry.
In Spring you also get to experience the Holy week and Easter. A very Maltese traditional celebration of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lent is done before and we at DIB make sure that we follow our Granny’s traditional recipe book. The famous ‘Kwarezimal’ is the most lent sweet that people take (follow our other blog for recipe), it is made with pure natural honey, nuts, flour…
A sweet delight for those who are sacrificing their sweet tooth for a whole 40 day. Holy Week commences on the Friday preceding Good Friday, On Maundy Thursday – the eve of Good Friday – the ‘seven visits’ take place, which are the visits to seven different churches, to pay homage to the Altars of Repose, Good Friday gives a sombre outlook, as churches are deprived of the traditional ornamental style.
After Easter comes along , while us Maltese celebrate the day the Lord has risen we also treat ourselves with Easter Sweets!
The Traditional ‘Figolla’
A sweet pastry, filled with pure almond and covered with chocolate
And not to forget about the chocolates!!
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