Tag: Kids

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Easy Easter Biscuits

Traditional in the UK, these easter biscuits are covered with melted chocolate and it is a great activity to keep kids occupied in the holidays and prepare some home made gifts for friends and family.

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Yoga with Pamela and Daisy

It was so beautiful and surreal to watch Pamela doing some warm up exercises before she was due on air with her 6 year old daughter Daisy.

And after her second visit, I can say that I am convinced that yoga with kids is a positive and beneficial activity for a parent and child.

Pamela and Daisy were so relaxed and focused on their activity that they are synchronized, in complete unision with each other and there was something magical about the bond between them.

With the such a lot going on in the studio, the crew, the rest of the guests on the show and the filming, I could not help but notice that Daisy was completely oblivious to all the commotion around her. It seemed that her mother was the only person in the room.

Quality time with your kid/s is so important and yoga with kids certainly gives you that.

Quick muffins with the kids

This week I made quick muffins with the kids during the show. They specially loved decorating them and you can see the delight on their faces. For the muffins you will need: 4 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda juice and grated zest of half a lemon 1 cup coconut 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 eggs 4 tablespoons honey or stevia … Read More Quick muffins with the kids

Pistachio Brittle… a holiday treat …

Making brittle is a fun holiday thing to do and I like the vibrancy of pistachios. This brittle is delicious served with coffee after a meal and I am making a batch to last me though the holiday week. I love it also sprinkled on yoghurt. Until a couple of months ago I used Greek yoghurt in all my desserts but now find I … Read More Pistachio Brittle… a holiday treat …

A day of remembrance and planning Thursday’s meal…..

Today, the American Embassy on the island lowers its flag on the 50th anniversary of President J F Kennedy’s assassination …. I am fascinated by America and whatever makes America tick when it comes to food. Everyone watches while America innovates, everyone copies while America moves on to the next new creation…. And far away from the USA, on a tiny island in the … Read More A day of remembrance and planning Thursday’s meal…..

The Ambassador speaks about Irish food and Ireland

It was a pleasure to meet HE The Ambassador of Ireland . I started by asking the Ambassador about Rachel Allen as I love her style of cooking and he spoke to me about the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in the heart of the east Cork countryside run by the Allen family which also has lovely guest accommodation. Cherry Pastini I told him how … Read More The Ambassador speaks about Irish food and Ireland

An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

The table is set ….. Following a dinner at the residence of HE the Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Monica Hennessy to promote Irish foods with The Hon Karmenu Vella, Minister of Tourism and Mrs Vella as guests of honor, I am dedicating the next week to cooking dishes using ingredients from Ireland. My pages on today’s newspaper features Mrs Monica Hennessy at her … Read More An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe

. This is Ronan Hennessy. He is 16 years old today… happy birthday Ronan ! He loves living on the island and has made a lot of friends and feels very settled here. He plays a lot of sports and especially likes football. Ronan appreciates the warm weather and the island’s mild winters. He also enjoys local food and cooking and last year he … Read More Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe

Home made Calzone :)

We made calzone with a filling of Mozzarella, a ricotta mix and spinach and it was just delicious, crispy but chewy and moist at the same time. The pizza dough recipe is the one I use these days. You will need : For the dough: 2 1/4 Teaspoons active dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoons sugar 3 cups flour, plus extra for dusting … Read More Home made Calzone 🙂

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 …..

Kourabiedes ! crescent cookies…. so light, so Greek….

As blue as the Mediterranean waters … I have very fond memories of living in Limassol when the kids were younger and we loved the local food. The bakeries were always brimming with traditional sweets and pastries and today I am making Kourabiedes. You can have them plain or stuffed with dates and I am making the plain version today. These butter cookies have … Read More Kourabiedes ! crescent cookies…. so light, so Greek….

Preparations for Halloween … an amazing island with amazing talent….

I have to share this photo as I am so often amazed by other people’s talent…..as Le Meridien prepare for Halloween, here is my good friend Joseph with a super carved pumpkin created by the team in the hotel today… awesome talent all around me, an amazing island with amazing people, a little rock in the Mediterranean sea with so much to offer…. An … Read More Preparations for Halloween … an amazing island with amazing talent….