It has been rainy for the last few days, so unfortunate for carnival weekend. We made traditional Italian carnival fritelle last evening at home and I covered them in white icing and colorful confetti. They made me wish I still had little children around… I used a non stick dough maker that mum gave me some time ago but really these should be fried… … Read More To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle
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
Like most of my recipes, this is an easy straightforward one … I loved these Gluten Free Date Bars with Buckwheat when I made them at Le Meridien last week and I am making them again today at home. They are very moist and soft yet the cake does not crumble when you cut it provided you let it cool completely. I topped the … Read More Gluten Free Date Bars with Buckwheat
Strawberry Shortcake goes to follow her dreams in the movie Sweet Dreams making her an ideal Valentine choice and I am today making a simple and straightforward Valentine treat for those who want to make something at home rather than use shop-bought and don’t have the time to spare after a busy work week. These are shortcake squares laced with chopped fresh strawberries and … Read More Valentine bites … Strawberry Shortcake
I was invited by my friend Massimiliana Tomaselli to a dinner hosted by the Accademia Italiana Della Cucina at Jessie’s Bar.. Massimiliana is the President of the Accademia on the island and this is the second time I have joined a group dinner in the last 6 weeks. Both times have been a great pleasure. I will be talking more about Massimiliana and the … Read More Accademia Italiana Della Cucina …..and crepes with the best ever chocolate sauce….
On my way to Jane’s , I was so pleased to spot one of three original 1930 Bedford buses that still operate on the island. On tv today I made Prue Leith’s signature dish known as Muscovado Heaven. I like the idea of increasing the volume of whipping cream with something that is more healthy. It is gluten free and very quick and easy … Read More Prue Leith’s signature dish, Muscovado Heaven
I had a photo shoot with Reuben yesterday afternoon and I am sharing a recipe with you for a chocolate and pear sponge I made in the morning as a ‘maybe’ for the shoot, but in the end we did not use it. I love fruit in my desserts and these chocolatey pears are so perfectly delicious and full of flavor. Fruit is rarely … Read More Imperfect yet beautiful …. Pear and chocolate sponge