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Puy lentil stew with local sausage (tal Malti)

I featured this on tv last week. Local sausage is delicious with flavors of dried coriander seeds, parsley and garlic. This puy lentil stew is also delicious without the sausage and if you are vegetarian, simply leave out the bacon. You will need: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion (finely chopped) 3 large cloves garlic 1 sprinkling of salt 2 rashers smoked bacon 250g … Read More Puy lentil stew with local sausage (tal Malti)

Prune and Walnut Cake

  For my cake you will need : 2 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour, sieved 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup melted butter or margarine, whichever you prefer 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup mashed ricotta 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Juice of one orange topped with strained tea to make one cup Grated zest of an orange 100g prunes soaked overnight … Read More Prune and Walnut Cake

Borscht Mediterranean Style

We live on an island with clear skies and calm waters in the middle of winter and this is Christmas Eve on an island blessed with so many good things in life. I have eaten Borscht both as a clear soup and thick purée and during my last trip to Poland recently with potato dumplings. Here is my Mediterranean version with very little cooking … Read More Borscht Mediterranean Style

Mincemeat with dark chocolate bits

I really like this mincemeat filling with dark chocolate pieces.  I use vegetable suet and this is mincemeat that you can use straight away without maturing.  You will need: 500g currants 500g raisins 500g sultanas 250g apples, peeled and cored 200g chopped almonds 1 lemon, juice and zest 100g vegetable suet 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon … Read More Mincemeat with dark chocolate bits

Coconut pops

I made coconut pops in the weekend by baking this moist all-in-one coconut cake and breaking it down to make some pops. I used about 3/4 of it, froze the rest of the crushed cake. To make the cake for the pops you will need: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 2 drops good vanilla extract … Read More Coconut pops

Gluten free Banana Frangipan Tart with Genius !

I came across ready-made gluten free short crust pastry by Genius . I am always skeptical about ready-made alternative diet products and wondered how close to the real thing the pastry is but this is perfect. The trick is to thaw the pastry thoroughly and knead it alot until it is pliable before you cover your tart dish. I am using a gluten free … Read More Gluten free Banana Frangipan Tart with Genius !

My new thing… iced teas

I have been making a variety of infused Iced Teas since my recent lunch with HE The Ambassador of Tunisia at her official residence. I have even made Iced Green Tea with pine nuts last weekend, certainly an influence of Tunisia. And I loved Bobby Flay’s to celebrate Iced Tea Day this week. My favorite one so far has been the Raspberry Iced Infusion … Read More My new thing… iced teas

Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)

This dessert is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, has no added sugar and no added fat and I made it specially for Good Earth It is amazingly decadent although i used completely natural ingredients… And what i especially liked about is the texture. You get the hazelnut flavor from the delicious milk but the added ground nuts give it a hint of a … Read More Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)

Gluten free, egg free macaroni with broccoli and pecorino

I received a packet of gluten free pasta to sample for my Healthy Saturday column in the Press I cooked this pasta for lunch yesterday. Suitable for a vegan diet, it is made with rice and corn and it is free of soy, wheat, egg, yeast and dairy. i thought it was delcious, a very clean taste, no after taste, was filling and substantial … Read More Gluten free, egg free macaroni with broccoli and pecorino