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From an island bursting with sunshine in the Fall, a very moist lemon coconut tray cake….

Those who follow my blog know about my passion for making all sorts of condiments, chutneys and jams using local fruits and vegetables. I get enormous pleasure out of cutting the fruit myself and producing these preserves that have virtually no carbon footprint. And how can you beat the freshness and purity of pesticide-free fruit that goes from the tree straight into the pan … Read More From an island bursting with sunshine in the Fall, a very moist lemon coconut tray cake….

Nutty Buttery Squash (with no added butter! )

This dish is all about simplicity, texture and flavor. It is one of my favorite recipes, because it is ridiculously simple and out-of-this-world delicious. It is vegetarian, gluten free and can be used as a starter on a bed of leaves with Parmesan shavings, crumbled ricotta or feta, as a side to accompany any meal or even as a warm or cold salad served … Read More Nutty Buttery Squash (with no added butter! )

Fresh mint and caper scones

  These scones just out of my oven are delicious. I think the combination of flavors is a winner as you have the sweetness of the fresh mint, the distinct sharpness of the caper and lots of freshly ground black pepper. The caper retains its moisture and color after baking and the moistness in the scone gives it a very pleasing texture.   You … Read More Fresh mint and caper scones

Pomegranates at the peak of ripeness…. from the tree straight into the pan !

Calm seas in Paradise, the soul of the island…. a garden in Paradise, a feast for the eyes, the glorious Mediterranean sea, the heart of the island beating peacefully.. …I cut pomegranates yesterday afternoon, red, rosy and full of flavor thanks to the Southern sun and soil which make them unique. I am planning many recipes this week using pomegranate as an ingredient and … Read More Pomegranates at the peak of ripeness…. from the tree straight into the pan !

Is the Eclair really the new cupcake ? baking Chocolate Eclairs today…..

As the sale of the cupcake declines, we see a global rise of 23 per cent in the sale of the eclair….So is it possible for the eclair to take over and reinvent itself as the trendiest pastry around ? The chocolate eclair has been a traditional pastry since the 19th century, but now we are seeing the introduction of new flavored fillings and … Read More Is the Eclair really the new cupcake ? baking Chocolate Eclairs today…..

Storing summer in a jar … Strawberry 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 fresh handpicked strawberry feast every single day all through the summer. There is something quite rewarding about preserving a taste of the … Read More Storing summer in a jar … Strawberry Jam