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Linguine with ricotta, lemon and lambs lettuce

This is a perfect light pasta dish for the summer prepared in the same amount of time it takes to cook the pasta   You will need: 500g linguine salt for pasta water For the sauce: 1 cup reserved pasta water 150g lambs lettuce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 200g ricotta 75g parmesan Lemon Pepper to season … Read More Linguine with ricotta, lemon and lambs lettuce

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Quick Date and vanilla ice cream

I cannot call this ice cream healthy but it is an effort to eliminate processed sugar and I use dates instead.  The flavour of the dates make it very special.   I have made this during live tv and it is very easy.  The time needed is to allow time for it to freeze before you whisk it and then of course it needs to … Read More Quick Date and vanilla ice cream

Roasted Eggplant Salad Dip

I prefer this dish served cold.  The Middle East left a strong influence on the way I prepare my food and the eggplants need to be roasted or placed on the bbq, then broken up roughly with a fork to make a paste before they are added to the other ingredients. This can be served as a salad, a main or side or great … Read More Roasted Eggplant Salad Dip

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Life and Style Weekend Season 3 starts again and a focus on Chinese food

Chinese food is the most popular ethnic food all around the world.   This week we filmed the first Episode of Season 3 and it will be aired on Saturday. Life and Style Weekend Series 3 starts on Sunday.  We meet Mike and his wife Jenny, proprietors of a chain of restaurants specialising in Cantonese Cuisine. Discover China and its people, Net TV Sunday at … Read More Life and Style Weekend Season 3 starts again and a focus on Chinese food

Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

I like this cheesecake, made with ricotta, because it is an all-in-one recipe and ever so easy to make. For the Quick Mulberry Cheesecake you will need: 300g Maltese mulberries (Ċawsli) 1kg ricotta 6 large eggs 2 tablespoons cornflour 200g caster sugar or equivalent in stevia vanilla pinch of salt grated zest of a lime or lemon   Preheat oven to 170°C and line … Read More Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

Ruggata – Old fashioned Maltese Almond Lemon Drink

I follow an old traditional recipe and use common almond essence.  This recipe came from those days when it was a necessity to be frugal in the kitchen. Ruggata is very quick to make, contains a lot of sugar.  You can use stevia if you wish but it does not achieve exactly the same results. This is a cordial and I know it seems … Read More Ruggata – Old fashioned Maltese Almond Lemon Drink

Chickpeanut Dip

After years of living in the Middle East, I like my hummus to be authentic. I am seeing more dips called ‘hummus’, some even looking and tasting more of guacamole, an injustice to the queen of dips. In this recipe, I combine chickpeas with peanuts  and serve it with fresh fruit, vegetables. Chickpeas have a great consistency and they are so versatile as they … Read More Chickpeanut Dip

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Farm to Fork Organic Salad

I went to Vincent’s Eco Farm today and got a wonderful box of fresh organic produce.  I chose produce that was cultivated on the estate.  There was a huge variety but I chose cauliflower, egglplants, a mix of coloured tomatoes, bulgarian tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, kale, onion, lemons and more. You should see the size of the cucumbers, those old fashioned type ones that … Read More Farm to Fork Organic Salad

‘European and Emerging Market companies will fall further behind their US counterparts’ Nicholas Glinsman

Judged by the free exchange of ideas, the world has never been a more global place. But viewed through an economic lens, in terms of the free movement across borders of goods, capital and labour, there is no doubt that globalisation has slowed. While trade wars have certainly been a factor recently, globalisation has, in fact, already been on the retreat for the better … Read More ‘European and Emerging Market companies will fall further behind their US counterparts’ Nicholas Glinsman

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Old fashioned quick Maltese Ice Cream made with evaporated milk

I remember this ice cream from my childhood, something quick that everyone made using evaporated milk.  You can simply leave out the cinnamon and dried fruits or you can adapt the same recipe to a flavour of your choice. You will need 1 large tin [410ml] evaporated milk 4 tablespoons sugar [or stevia] 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon vanilla 3 tablespoons glace cherries,cut in half … Read More Old fashioned quick Maltese Ice Cream made with evaporated milk

Chicken and cottage cheese baked Pulpetti

If you ask around what we mean by ‘pulpetti’ the answer would probably be ‘meatballs’.  In other cuisines, meatballs are round, and usually mouth-size.   So I share today my healthy quick recipe of baked patties, made with minced chicken and cottage cheese.  The health drive has really kicked in now and it needs to be a way of life rather than an interlude of … Read More Chicken and cottage cheese baked Pulpetti

‘It is important not only to develop green energy but also to have security of supply from different energy sources’ Dr Peter Grima

I am one of those believers that feels that fossil fuels do have a role to play although it needs to take on a lesser role in society as we progress from energy that is purely based on fossil fuels to now having more influx of renewable energy. We have to remember that one of the three pillars of the EU energy law and … Read More ‘It is important not only to develop green energy but also to have security of supply from different energy sources’ Dr Peter Grima