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Category: Celebrations

The statues of Good Friday

Good Friday  is a very important day on the island and in every parish throughout the afternoon, processions take over most villages and towns.  This tradition is wonderful and very vibrant. Excitement fills the air as the adored statues decorated with fresh flowers emerge into the crowded streets.  Participants dress as Pontus Pilate, soldiers and other characters as they remember the last few hours … Read More The statues of Good Friday

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Gluten Free Easter Nests

These easy easter treats are ideal to make with kids during the Easter break.  No baking required and they set very quickly and can be decorated with mini easter eggs   Prep Time 10mins Makes 12 nests   150g Novibloc 50g unsalted butter 1 tbsp honey or agave 150g gluten free cornflakes mini Novi Easter eggs Method Break up the chocolate & place it … Read More Gluten Free Easter Nests

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Easy Easter Biscuits

Traditional in the UK, these easter biscuits are covered with melted chocolate and it is a great activity to keep kids occupied in the holidays and prepare some home made gifts for friends and family.

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Maltese Figolla covered in dark chocolate

Easter is round the corner and its time to start preparing figolli. The recipe I use was passed on to me by Renato Briffa.

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oh so colourful in every way, the Maltese Carnival

This week’s carnival in Malta featured in our weekend show

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Strawberry and Vanilla Valentines Cake

I think there is nothing more thoughtful than appreciating those around us by baking something delicious for them! After all, when we offer a sweet treat, people are more likely to reciprocate with sweetness. Moreover, nowadays Valentine’s, being celebrated today, is not just a lover’s holiday and we seem to be taking our cue from the US, where it is celebrated by everyone: children send Valentine cards to their parents and teachers, friends treat each other to gifts and even co-workers celebrate Valentine’s together and express gratitude for those around them. There is something more romantic and touching about baking a cake for Valentine’s than, for example, individual muffins. The thought of sharing a cake brings everyone together. When it is freshly baked, even before they see it, guests are greeted by the aroma that is only unique to baking.

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When vol au vents take centre stage

Vol au vents are easy to make and even easier when you use the ready made packs that are precooked. Valentine’s is a day for entertaining and this is a perfect option for a starter or a little nibble served with drinks.

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Say it with roses and chocolate

This week celebrates the red rose believed to be the favourite flower of the goddess Venus and hence a symbol of beauty and love. Do remember your loved ones this week 😉   You can watch Valentine’s Edition of Life and Style Weekend by clicking here Photography Rachel Muscat Lea thanks Maria Bonavia at Ange, Geraldine Agius at Screen Fgura, Annalise Micallef for make … Read More Say it with roses and chocolate

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Healthy breakfast for two – celebrating Valentine’s Day

I made a breakfast bowl for 2 on tv this week because it is the meal we tend to skip and breakfast that gives such a good boost in terms of energy levels that lasts all day when the right ingredients are chosen.

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Healthier Maltese Style Christmas Log

The Maltese Christmas log is an unbelievably easy to make. It is a no-bake, fuss-free quick recipe and it will always taste wonderful as long as you use a good quality chocolate to coat it. It is usually made with condensed milk.

I think every can relax and enjoy their favourite sweets at Christmas but for a healthier, vegan, no added processed sugar version, try this recipe !

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Christmas Tunis Cake

‘As an alternative to those who do not enjoy dried fruits and/or nuts, here is the recipe for a traditional Christmas Tunis Cake.

The history of this cake intrigues me because it has no association with Tunis. It appeared on the supermarket shelves in the 70s when it was commercially produced by McVities. In recent years it seems to have become popular again.’

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Gluten Free Christmas Cake

‘This cake has no added refined sugar and I use ground almonds instead of flour. I love the taste and texture. If you prefer it sweeter add some stevia.