Tag: #Halloween

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Halloween Cupcakes by Martha

Martha made some plain cupcakes during this week’s show and here is the simple all in one recipe. The theme of her sugarpaste decoration was Halloween this week and I hope you will enjoy seeing her work as much as I did.

And this is Pumpkin month…

Pumpkin month is here. So much choice and variety and at the end of this month we will see them adorned with lights, made into decorative carvings and used in all recipes imaginable, from soups to risottos and also desserts. And we start our pumpkin bonanza of useful recipes here on the blog today using this very versatile ingredient. Here is a recipe for … Read More And this is Pumpkin month…

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All Souls Day Traditional Almond ‘Bones’

A day after Halloween brings All Souls Day, a feast widely celebrated on the island with local food stores and confectioneries selling traditional bone shaped cookies with an almond meal stuffing. The recipe for these ‘almond bones’ has been given to me by Renato Briffa, a well known pastry chef who is an expert on traditional and local sweets. For 8 to 10 almond … Read More All Souls Day Traditional Almond ‘Bones’

All about Halloween in the heart of the Mediterranean …..

Halloween is here and this is one of the carved pumpkins made by Reuben’s team ! So what’s cooking today ? What do Reuben and his team have in store for Halloween ? Here is a peek view of what’s coming up today ! Reuben’s Halloween Risotto And his Smoked Duck and Pumpkin Salad And my Roasted Plum Crumble Pie And have a look … Read More All about Halloween in the heart of the Mediterranean …..

Grown up trick or treating …Coconut Candy with Pistachios and Venezuelan Rio Caribe Chocolate

This is grown up trick or treating candy, a rich, sweet coconut base topped with 72% Rio Caribe Venezuelan Single Estate Chocolate by artisan cacao farmer Willie Harcourt-Cooze. The flavor of this chocolate is wonderful and the bitter complex tones compliment the sweetness of the coconut layer. I toast and toss the pistachios in a pan and the combination is such a treat ! … Read More Grown up trick or treating …Coconut Candy with Pistachios and Venezuelan Rio Caribe Chocolate