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Pasta shells with Borlotti beans

I share this simple dish that is one of my favorites. You will need : 250g Borlotti Beans 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Borlotti beans: Soak overnight in water. Rinse and place in a pot. Cover in cold water and add one teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. Bring to boil. Simmer and cook on low heat, rolling boil , for 45 minutes. Drain the water. … Read More Pasta shells with Borlotti beans

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Vietnamese Pickles

I love Vietnamese Pickles Β 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

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

Bizzilla At Christmas

Potatoes are a must on every Christmas dinner plate. My article on this month’s issue of the in-flight magazine:

Zurek Soup and the Malopolska region

I loved Β Lapanow in the hilly region of Malopolska and I often make Polish Zurek soup with our local Maltese Sausage. You will need: For the Rye sour 1/2 cup rye flour 1 cup boiled water at room temperature 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 bayleaf For the soup 1 carrot, peeled amd chopped 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove 1 potato, peeled … Read More Zurek Soup and the Malopolska region

Minister Brincat’s Filo Pie, yellow-flesh watermelons and lilac butterflies …

For a glimpse of life in the heart of the Mediterranean, for yellow flesh watermelons and lilac butterflies, click here ! We welcomed Minister Leo Brincat on One TV during our food segment to raise awareness to his initiative on food wastage in housholds. Together with Mary , we created an attractive dish using the previous day’s left overs and I used filo pastry … Read More Minister Brincat’s Filo Pie, yellow-flesh watermelons and lilac butterflies …

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 !

Happy feast day Mr J! and Nadia makes Cantucci

Follow follow follow me on facebook x It is a public holiday on the island today and the name comes in all sorts of forms but to all the Josephs and Josephines I know and those i have yet to know, a happy feast day ! Happy Zeppoli Day ! Yesterday we were treated to the most brilliant natural light, something that many here … Read More Happy feast day Mr J! and Nadia makes Cantucci

Traditional Irish Stew

St Patrick’s day has become very big on the island. When I first arrived here a couple of years ago, I remember my surprise one sunny day in March driving down the coast road during St Patrick’s weekend. I could not get over the crowds, different shades of green gathered for an evening of joviality. As the hype soared the traffic came to a … Read More Traditional Irish Stew

Imperfect yet beautiful …. Pear and chocolate sponge

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

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