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Hazelnut and Honey Tart

Today’s Paper This recipe was given to me by Renato. His father Guzi first made it as a speciality for the family Dolceria in Old Mint Street in 1955. And for the pastry you will need: 160g Flour 50g Sugar 50g softened Butter 3 drops Vanilla Extract 35g Water Zest of a quarter of a fresh Lemon Pinch of cinnamon A 10 inch Tart … Read More Hazelnut and Honey Tart

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How much fresher can it get? I visit a local chicken farm !

I visited Katy at her poultry farm this week and I meet her wonderful family. I am left speechless by her drive and ability. This is an amazing family who against all odds have reached achievement brought about by a lifetime of dedication, sheer hard work and the benevolence of new funding. I am honored to know them, salt of the earth, hardworking and … Read More How much fresher can it get? I visit a local chicken farm !

My new thing… iced teas

I have been making a variety of infused Iced Teas since my recent lunch with HE The Ambassador of Tunisia at her official residence. I have even made Iced Green Tea with pine nuts last weekend, certainly an influence of Tunisia. And I loved Bobby Flay’s to celebrate Iced Tea Day this week. My favorite one so far has been the Raspberry Iced Infusion … Read More My new thing… iced teas

No-bake banana pudding adapted from Maya Angelou’s recipe … egg free

Our virtual world nearly exploded last week with the news that a very wise woman died. During her lifetime she made a phenominal impact not only on the lives of people but she was also an inspiration to many of the world’s top businesses. I was given one of her cookery books by an American colleague a few years ago and my #ultimatebaker friend … Read More No-bake banana pudding adapted from Maya Angelou’s recipe … egg free

Broccoli, Parsley and Stilton Soup

  There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of fresh soup.  I use broccoli and my soup today is gluten free, dairy free, egg free and has no added fat apart from a drizzle of olive oil but the result is surprisingly creamy and delicious. The broccoli is from our garden, very fresh and at its peak. I learnt a trick recently to … Read More Broccoli, Parsley and Stilton Soup

Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)

This dessert is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, has no added sugar and no added fat and I made it specially for Good Earth It is amazingly decadent although i used completely natural ingredients… And what i especially liked about is the texture. You get the hazelnut flavor from the delicious milk but the added ground nuts give it a hint of a … Read More Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)

Pumpkin, lentil and orange soup with sage flowers

A light lunch today and mum’s delcious recipe of fresh pumkin, orange lentils and a bit of grated orange to finish off with such a good result. It is gluten free, egg free, has no added fat and if you leave the fresh goats’ cheese out, it can also be dairy free. Quick and easy, all in one method plus the blending to make … Read More Pumpkin, lentil and orange soup with sage flowers

European Elections and Chris’ Eton Mess … (gluten free)

This week’s paper Across the Atlantic, they say that Europeans do not care about the EU election as there is an estmated average of 43% turn out. And on the island we are expecting a turnout of around 72%. Europe matters to people here. And today we go to a different island in Europe and visit the UK. Chris now lives in Eastbourne and … Read More European Elections and Chris’ Eton Mess … (gluten free)

And more strawberries with a fennel and arugula salad

I love the mix of flavors in this salad and the textures. Imagine mouthfuls of crunchy aromatic fennel and fleshy soft strawberries with the distinct bitterness of the arugula. 1 punnet arugula leaved 4 large strawberries half a bulb of fennel olive oil balsamic vinegar freshly ground pepper and sea salt Arrange the arugula leaves on a serving plate. Slice the strawberries lengthwise and … Read More And more strawberries with a fennel and arugula salad

Strawberries filled with yoghurt and cream

  The photo below shows the strawberries with a mix of yoghurt and cream, perhaps a treat for Sunday breakfast, but you can go a step further and make Cheesecake strawberries as you will get all the flavors of eating a cheesecake into a bite, perfect to end a meal without overeating… You will need 500g fresh strawberries, washed and hulled 100g double cream … Read More Strawberries filled with yoghurt and cream

Its lavender Sunday …

Weekends are for baking and today I look out at the garden with its abundance of flora, foliage so very green at the peak of its life cycle, so fertile before the strong heat of the summer hits us. I love anything that involves cooking from the garden and i am going through a phase of wishing to try everything i see to re-discover … Read More Its lavender Sunday …

Strawberry and gbejna in Pistachio Pastry with no added sugar

Soft local fresh cheeslets and the fleshiest perfumed strawberries are encased in a pistachio crust, drizzled with thyme honey and sprinkled with more pistachios. Can you think of anything tastier? It was delicious. My extra pastry from covering the tart dish turned out to be the belle of the ball. I have added no sugar to this bake and the pastry is made with … Read More Strawberry and gbejna in Pistachio Pastry with no added sugar