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Vietnamese Pickles

I love Vietnamese Pickles  them in sandwiches or to nibble as a snack. With my 2 favorite boys and radio buddies, Dorian and Renato

Fig and Walnut Cake

A Mediterranean Diet focuses on ingredients that are as close as possible to their natural state. You will need : 2 1/2 cups self raising flour, sieved 1 cup brown sugar or stevia 1/2 cup melted butter 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup mashed ricotta 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice Juice of one lemon topped with strained tea to make one … Read More Fig and Walnut Cake

Curried Kohlrabi [Gidra] Soup with Puy Lentils

‘Kohlrabi is the most wonderful vegetable, eaten raw or cooked.  The whole vegetable is completely edible although in Malta it is more common to eat the bulb and the delicious leaves are usually discarded.   Purple bulbs are more common here. The best way to store it is to cut the leaves and store them separately to the bulb, placed in the paperbag in the … Read More Curried Kohlrabi [Gidra] Soup with Puy Lentils

St Peter’s Pool, chocolate and cherries

You can now follow my blog via Facebook I had to borrow the photo of St Peter’s Pool in the South of the island. An amazing place and a must to visit if you are here. And some more fun with these chocolates studded with cherries. They are tiny, just bite size and great as a treat but also look stunning on a table … Read More St Peter’s Pool, chocolate and cherries

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The eleventh day of the eleventh month

The Maltese kitchen in November starts to smell of Christmas, chocolate, of roasted chestnuts, cloves and oranges. The time is here to start soaking chestnuts and make citrus tarts and start to plan for December’s festivities.

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Chicken and Pumpkin Mash Pie

‘This is a quick delicious meal with as little added fat as possible. The fresh sage with the chicken and pumpkin is a delicious combination. It is gluten free, diabetic friendly and lactose free.’ 500g chicken pieces, I used breast, cut into cubes 50g smoked bacon, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, ground until it is puréed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 Chicken Stock Pot … Read More Chicken and Pumpkin Mash Pie

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

Strawberry season arrives and we make jam !

There is a quaint strawberry village in the north of the island where fat luscious strawberries are harvested from April and last through the summer. This island is truly blessed with all that is good in life. We can indulge in a feast of freshly picked local strawberries every single day from now until the end of the summer. And as I listen to … Read More Strawberry season arrives and we make jam !

Bring on the Carnival with Priniolata Pops

Carnival is a big event on the island with a long weekend of celebration starting Thursday and ending Tuesday. Last week when we were at the cafe in the City , I pointed out a display of the traditional carnival pine nut cakes (Prinjolata pronounced Priniolata), although pine nuts are only used to decorate. The cake is rich and sweet, so sweet that you … Read More Bring on the Carnival with Priniolata Pops

Quick weekday meal ….. Braised Thyme Lamb Steaks

A quick weekday meal today with lamb steaks braised in thyme for a change. I like to make use of all the herbs in the garden at the moment and braising is a cooking method that can be used for any cuts of meat. With cheaper cuts it tenderizes the meat and get rid of all the chewiness, but it can also be used … Read More Quick weekday meal ….. Braised Thyme Lamb Steaks

Truffles, truffles and more truffles…

Today unexpectedly ended up being a bumper truffle-making day, over 1000 of them … a variety of flavors and colors, and looking at them on silver platters, a feast and it feels like Christmas is really coming now…. decadent, to-die-for truffles and just cannot wait. The smell of chocolate is making me nearly delirious. I dream of Prestat in London and how I am … Read More Truffles, truffles and more truffles…

Souvlaki Tray Bake …. a quick everyday meal

Musky and sweet … The rich aroma of fresh sage in mum’s garden this morning….. It has been a windy week, the clouds lurking in the sky with short spells of heavy rainfall. The winter season is short and I am longing for the sun to make an appearance this week and hope for a sunny, cool and crisp Christmas. The sun makes me … Read More Souvlaki Tray Bake …. a quick everyday meal