Canjáyar – Dia de Aceite


Canjáyar this morning

This morning we went up  to the nearby town of Canjáyar in La Alpujarra Almeriense because it was celebrating its annual “Day of Olive Oil”.


Produce grom La Almajara de Cabjáyar

Here is a display of the olive oil and preserved olives from La Almajara de Canjáyar.


Fountain in the square

Once again we enjoyed beautiful autumn sunshine.






Wine and jamon

Productos ecológicos

Stalls were laid out in the squares selling produce from the area – olive oil, wine, cheeses, bread, cakes and more.


Making the migas

The women of the town cooked migas and cocido for the visitors. 1 euro for a plate full and another euro if you wanted a glass of local wine to go with it.


The town band

The town band provided entertainment. A jolly day.


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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2 Responses to Canjáyar – Dia de Aceite

  1. Like the look of those migas, great winter food. Have you been to Seville?

  2. angela Bell says:

    Lovely post ,love Almeria.!

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