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Covid-19 Update by Professor Mark Brincat this week

I recommended on the eve of the airport opening here on the same tv show that we should be testing at the airports before they board or as soon as they land  in the departure lounge – and the advice was not taken.   The Minster of Tourism’s interview on BBC where we were told that there were ‘protocols in place’.  It turns out that … Read More Covid-19 Update by Professor Mark Brincat this week

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New toy shop with a difference

I retraced my steps when I walked past a shop in St Paul’s Street Valletta on my way to a meeting in the City centre.  I was drawn to the traditional wooden toys and could see that the shop was re-created to look like Geppetto’s workshop. On my way back to the car, I was curious to see more and stopped to see more. … Read More New toy shop with a difference

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Ginger Shots

A few times a week I replace my first early morning coffee with a ginger shot.  It is the only alternative to coffee that works for me first thing in the morning. This recipes makes 6 shots.  Like everything else in moderation, not too much, but enough to give that boost of energy.  Its anti-inflamatory and I like the thought that it helps metabolism.  … Read More Ginger Shots

Linguine with ricotta, lemon and lambs lettuce

This is a perfect light pasta dish for the summer prepared in the same amount of time it takes to cook the pasta   You will need: 500g linguine salt for pasta water For the sauce: 1 cup reserved pasta water 150g lambs lettuce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 200g ricotta 75g parmesan Lemon Pepper to season … Read More Linguine with ricotta, lemon and lambs lettuce

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Quick Date and vanilla ice cream

I cannot call this ice cream healthy but it is an effort to eliminate processed sugar and I use dates instead.  The flavour of the dates make it very special.   I have made this during live tv and it is very easy.  The time needed is to allow time for it to freeze before you whisk it and then of course it needs to … Read More Quick Date and vanilla ice cream

Roasted Eggplant Salad Dip

I prefer this dish served cold.  The Middle East left a strong influence on the way I prepare my food and the eggplants need to be roasted or placed on the bbq, then broken up roughly with a fork to make a paste before they are added to the other ingredients. This can be served as a salad, a main or side or great … Read More Roasted Eggplant Salad Dip

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Life and Style Weekend Season 3 starts again and a focus on Chinese food

Chinese food is the most popular ethnic food all around the world.   This week we filmed the first Episode of Season 3 and it will be aired on Saturday. Life and Style Weekend Series 3 starts on Sunday.  We meet Mike and his wife Jenny, proprietors of a chain of restaurants specialising in Cantonese Cuisine. Discover China and its people, Net TV Sunday at … Read More Life and Style Weekend Season 3 starts again and a focus on Chinese food

Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

I like this cheesecake, made with ricotta, because it is an all-in-one recipe and ever so easy to make. For the Quick Mulberry Cheesecake you will need: 300g Maltese mulberries (Ċawsli) 1kg ricotta 6 large eggs 2 tablespoons cornflour 200g caster sugar or equivalent in stevia vanilla pinch of salt grated zest of a lime or lemon   Preheat oven to 170°C and line … Read More Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

Ruggata – Old fashioned Maltese Almond Lemon Drink

I follow an old traditional recipe and use common almond essence.  This recipe came from those days when it was a necessity to be frugal in the kitchen. Ruggata is very quick to make, contains a lot of sugar.  You can use stevia if you wish but it does not achieve exactly the same results. This is a cordial and I know it seems … Read More Ruggata – Old fashioned Maltese Almond Lemon Drink

Chickpeanut Dip

After years of living in the Middle East, I like my hummus to be authentic. I am seeing more dips called ‘hummus’, some even looking and tasting more of guacamole, an injustice to the queen of dips. In this recipe, I combine chickpeas with peanuts  and serve it with fresh fruit, vegetables. Chickpeas have a great consistency and they are so versatile as they … Read More Chickpeanut Dip

Malta International Airport Opening after COVID-19 Lockdown

The topic of this week’s current affairs programme is the opening of the Malta International Airport and the easing of lockdown with Professor Mark Brincat, Warren Zahra representing the Hospitality Industry, Professor Colin Lawrence and Christian Hunt joining from London with risk assessments. ‘The industry is very much looking forward to the airport opening and having the first arrivals into Malta.  The protocols are … Read More Malta International Airport Opening after COVID-19 Lockdown

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Farm to Fork Organic Salad

I went to Vincent’s Eco Farm today and got a wonderful box of fresh organic produce.  I chose produce that was cultivated on the estate.  There was a huge variety but I chose cauliflower, egglplants, a mix of coloured tomatoes, bulgarian tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, kale, onion, lemons and more. You should see the size of the cucumbers, those old fashioned type ones that … Read More Farm to Fork Organic Salad