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Healthy Bran Muffins

I am baking two kinds of muffins, Strawberry Bran and Almond Bran Muffins, to take with us for a day out at the beach. I have just taken them out of the oven and they look fantastic and taste divine as I am having one with a cup of tea before I go to bed! This is the basic muffin recipe that was passed … Read More Healthy Bran Muffins

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Roast Poussin with Lemon, Rosemary and Olives

These little chickens are so tender, moist and juicy. I am making them for lunch today and it is a quick and easy meal to prepare. I am serving them with a leaf and tomato salad and you will need one poussin per person. It is not the most economical chicken to buy but as a treat and to serve something a bit different, … Read More Roast Poussin with Lemon, Rosemary and Olives

And something for the kids ! Decorating Cupcakes ….

This works wonders and today the kids were delighted to be able to decorate their own cupcakes. I had a few packets of long life cupcakes, and they had a brilliant time dipping them in a pot of melted chocolate and covering them with sprinklers and sugar confetti. I also had some sugarcraft flowers and butterflies which were left overs from something i was … Read More And something for the kids ! Decorating Cupcakes ….

Happy Fourth of July: celebrating on the island with a special Kiwi Pie !

An important day for family reunions in the US, a day of celebration… Happy Fourth of July to all my US friends and followers! On this little island in the heart of the Mediterranean, it will be another gorgeous sunny day, blue skies and bluer seas. We are blessed! We have been invited to a barbecue by some American friends living on the island … Read More Happy Fourth of July: celebrating on the island with a special Kiwi Pie !

Simple supper, an easy-cook weekday meal ! Fresh bacon muffins and beet root salad

This evening we are all occupied with various activities so we will have our evening meal at different times. I am preparing a very easy-to-make supper in advance that can be refrigerated and everyone can help themselves to fit in with personal plans. I am making a lovely Beetroot and Greek yoghurt salad, Fresh Bacon Muffins and a Fresh Fruit Salad Beetroot and Greek … Read More Simple supper, an easy-cook weekday meal ! Fresh bacon muffins and beet root salad

Aniseed Knots and Ribbons …

Since I posted the photo of these beautiful biscuits on Sunday, I am delighted to receive so many messages asking what they are and requests for the recipe by Renato Briffa. I came across Xkunvat for the first time very recently last Christmas Day at the home of a good friend. She explained that since she was a child, this has always been a … Read More Aniseed Knots and Ribbons …

Cookie Cutter Zucchini, a good idea …

We had a simple lunch of roast chicken yesterday. I spread the uncooked chicken with Marmite as it is not only a lovely flavor with chicken but it gives the most perfect golden crispy skin and color. Then at the near end of cooking time, I covered it with thin strips of pancetta and returned it to the oven until it was brown and … Read More Cookie Cutter Zucchini, a good idea …

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Maltese Cherry Pastini … a special treat for a local feast ! [gluten free, lactose free]

Maltese Cherry Pastini are gluten free and lactose free and incredibly easy to make

Rabbit Loin with Crushed Fennel Seeds and Thyme Honey

Rabbit is one of the healthiest meats with low cholesterol, low salt and a lower calorific value than most other meats. This recipe was passed on to me by Andrew Borg at Black Pig in Valletta. Each rabbit loin weighs around 200g so you will need to allow one loin per person. This very light dish is so different to the more traditional rabbit … Read More Rabbit Loin with Crushed Fennel Seeds and Thyme Honey

Apple Galette with cinnamon and honey … super easy…

I always like to use up my left over pastry immediately as when I leave in the fridge with the good intention of using it ‘one day soon’ it rarely ever happens and I am never organized enough to defrost pastry on time if I freeze it. So yesterday the leftovers of my almond and walnut tart ended up as a great success. I … Read More Apple Galette with cinnamon and honey … super easy…

A Sunday bake … Cherry Cinnamon Almond Tart

I like to bake something in the weekend. Not only do I find it therapeutic but I like the idea of additive free fresh home baking. Today I have made this tart which is very similar to the strawberry one I posted earlier this week and I have taken out the spices and increased the cinnamon as the combination of cherries, almonds and cinnamon … Read More A Sunday bake … Cherry Cinnamon Almond Tart

Easiest ever slow cooked Roast Leg of Lamb for Sunday Lunch ….

This is a good quick recipe and so easy to make. I am just marinating a leg of lamb for one of our abundant Sunday lunches. It is getting very hot here and I would like to cook something substantial to feed the big appetites without spending too much time in the kitchen. On the island we are blessed with fresh produce and the … Read More Easiest ever slow cooked Roast Leg of Lamb for Sunday Lunch ….