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.
What a treat is was to listen to Kateriana Fenech’s choice of two songs from a selection of well known favourites by Bellini, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Gershwin, Porter and others which she will sing tomorrow on Valentine’s Day at Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta at 8 pm. She will be accompanied by our very own resident pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa. I just love these … Read More ‘My Funny Valentine’
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
‘This ‘pie’ is so incredibly quick to make. It is literally an all in one and the ground oats give it a great texture and absorb the liquid that the raw vegetables release to give it body and remove any hint of sogginess. Serve warm or cold, so incredibly delicious and packed with vegetables. It is quick and easy to prepare and economical and has been one of the most favourite recipes of this year’
You can watch this week’s show here. We wondered last week what the herb ‘chervil’ was in Maltese and the best suggestion so far was ‘tursin franciz’ Any improvements on that let us know 🙂 🤩 Thank you Rachel at Rachel Muscat Photography for your amazing photos during our live show. Flowers and arrangements by Brian Camilleri at Warda Flower Shop Qormi Lea thanks … Read More Life and Style Weekend
Happy new year everybody!
Last’s weeks tv show will be available online very soon.
With thanks to all my talented and lovely guests who joined me to end the new year and to you all who welcome me into your homes every week. All the very best for another great year x
Martina is an amazing lady. She recently was placed third in the KitchenAid Competition by Forestals and I was not surprised to see her beautiful cake as I having been admiring her work for a few years when she posts on social media.
Marina’s cupcakes during my tv show last week were divine.