Tag: #fruit

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

A rumtopf inspired fruit compote ….

With Christmas approaching, I start to automatically think of Christmasy treats and I made this fruit compote yesterday out of fruit that was starting to go soft. I had kiwis, plums and grapes but did not have much time to spare. For Christmas I always make the fantastic German treats, the irresistible german gingerbread, the cinnamon stars, I can smell the spices, home made … Read More A rumtopf inspired fruit compote ….

Today I will be making a batch of Pomegranate Jam using local fruits …..

I am making Pomegranate Jam today for an American couple who are on holiday here and they would like three different flavors to pack them up as a trio for Christmas gifts back home. They fell in love with this island and the local fruits and produce and this is a good way for them to take back some glorious fruit and a jar … Read More Today I will be making a batch of Pomegranate Jam using local fruits …..

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 !

Happy Fourth of July: celebrating on the island with a special Kiwi Pie !

An important day for family reunions in the US, a day of celebration… Happy Fourth of July to all my US friends and followers! On this little island in the heart of the Mediterranean, it will be another gorgeous sunny day, blue skies and bluer seas. We are blessed! We have been invited to a barbecue by some American friends living on the island … Read More Happy Fourth of July: celebrating on the island with a special Kiwi Pie !

Simple supper, an easy-cook weekday meal ! Fresh bacon muffins and beet root salad

This evening we are all occupied with various activities so we will have our evening meal at different times. I am preparing a very easy-to-make supper in advance that can be refrigerated and everyone can help themselves to fit in with personal plans. I am making a lovely Beetroot and Greek yoghurt salad, Fresh Bacon Muffins and a Fresh Fruit Salad Beetroot and Greek … Read More Simple supper, an easy-cook weekday meal ! Fresh bacon muffins and beet root salad

Infused Water: Orange, Rose Peppercorn and Basil

One of the many beautiful churches in the Capital of this small island at dawn today … When I returned home after my very early walk in the Capital City this morning, I drank a couple of glasses of refreshing infused water which I make daily and refrigerate overnight. I use lidded glass spaghetti jars as they fit perfectly in the shelf of the … Read More Infused Water: Orange, Rose Peppercorn and Basil