On the island we are starting to see the slow approach of fall. Summer lingers here for another month or so, but gone is the intense heat and heavy humidity. Cottage Pie is one of my family’s favorite meals in the fall and winter months, comfort food that does not make you feel too guilty. In old cookbooks it is shepherds pie which is … Read More Cottage Pie
The traditional beef broth is delicious and I am told that the two most important ingredients not to ever be missed out is local celery, a dark green variety with thinner stems than what we find abroad and lots of black pepper. The fresh locally grown vegetables are a joy to cook with. You can use Osso Bucco steaks which give the soup a … Read More Maltese Brodu taċ-ċanga [Maltese Beef Broth]
For the Steaks you will need Depending on size and appetite, allow 150g to 300g of beef per person Salt and Pepper Oil Always cook the steak from room temperature, never straight from the cooler. Preheat pan by placing it on high heat. Brush both sides of the steak lightly with olive oil. Place steak on a very hot pan. Turn it over and … Read More Sunday lunch: Rib Eye Beef Tagliata, oregano potatoes and sautéed mushrooms
Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year. Goodbye to the snake and welcome to the horse with celebrations for the next two weeks … There are a number of Asian food stores on the island and I popped in to Mr and Mrs Wang’s store yesterday as they stock authentic asian ingredients and brands. I love Asian food and when I … Read More Welcome to the Year of the Horse … Crispy beef and broccoli noodles
Back to work for most of us. if you enjoy your work, its a pleasure to return but if you lack the passion for it you may have the Monday blues this morning…. in a couple of days you may hopefully find the motivation again. I have a very simple dish today, a healthy wholesome and very simple pasta dish with a drizzle of … Read More Quick Weekday Meal … Simple Tortiglioni Bolognaise with lots of fresh basil …
Conor’s blog has been awarded the best Food and Drink Blog at the Irish Blog Awards 2013. I have chosen to reblog his recipe for a special burger using Irish Beef and Mrs Hennessy’s favorite cheese, Cashel blue available by mail order from Sheridans in Dublin. It looks amazing and I will certainly be cooking it one evening with my daughter this week….