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Tag: #cheese

Pumpkin and goat’s cheese crumble

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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

International Women’s Day … Iceberg Hunk with Walnuts and Stilton

I will not go into the obvious about International Women’s Day as many better writers will address this today but I micro-focus on my daily working life in an industry that is male-dominated on the island and I often ask myself why are women with a voice sometimes labelled as combative? I hope this will change soon and there will be room for women’s … Read More International Women’s Day … Iceberg Hunk with Walnuts and Stilton

A mildly hot chutney …

A long weekend is with us as the island prepares for the feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck on Monday. You may think I exaggerate when i say that we have glorious weather at the beginning of February but it is true that today we have another marvelous day, clear cloudless skies and we are already starting to enjoy longer days, glorious bright days in … Read More A mildly hot chutney …

Gluten free Greek honey and fig Cheesecake….. using myzithra or ricotta

I made a light cheesecake, baked custard and cake all in one, my day of trying out new recipes in the hotel. It is also gluten free as we use cornstarch instead of flour, just a fabulous recipe…. I added figs and honey this time and the tasting bit is always the best part…silky, smooth yet a cakey texture with a defined honey flavor… … Read More Gluten free Greek honey and fig Cheesecake….. using myzithra or ricotta

Rustic and colorful… Local sourdough with Mediterranean peppered goats cheeslets

Last week I was given a sandwich for lunch bought from a cafe on an industrial estate. I never came across a combination of the fillings and it was wonderful. The local peppered goats cheeslets have a unique flavor. My sandwich last week was spread with tomato purée which seems to keep the bread very moist and it included a crumbled up goats cheeselet, … Read More Rustic and colorful… Local sourdough with Mediterranean peppered goats cheeslets

Healthy and hearty Shepherds Pie …

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. The sun shines, the sun always shines, this is the island of sunshine and of all good things in life. When we lived in the UK, Shepherds Pie was my family’s firm favorite in … Read More Healthy and hearty Shepherds Pie …