Tag: #leahogg

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A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

This is the quickest way to make a simple base for a fruit tart and once it has cooled down to pile it with your favourite fresh fruit in season.  Scatter some nuts, drizzle honey or agave and you will make it again and again. I use ready made short crust pastry and for the filling you will need: 500g ricotta 200g ground almonds … Read More A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

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Blueberry Frangipan Cheesecake

This is a treat and for me sweet enough, but blueberries are quite tart and if you require it sweeter brush the top with some barely warm agave or honey just before serving. This is another quick and easy recipe and it will not take too long to prepare.   You will need : 300g butter, soft 300g sugar 300g eggs, beaten and weighed … Read More Blueberry Frangipan Cheesecake

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Organic Iced Smoothies

Kids are always more eager to eat something when they help to prepare it.  I particularly like making ice lollies with them because the process keeps them occupied for a while and during the hot summer these have been a treat for all the family.     We start off with preparing the moulds on the tray provided.  Then simply use one of your … Read More Organic Iced Smoothies

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School-friendly quick muffins

I made these quick muffins on tv and they are ideal for putting into your kids’  lunch boxes or to send in to share for a celebration. Use gluten free flour if they are meant to be for sharing.  I usually omit the brown sugar when I make mine as I find the sweetness from the carrot and apple is enough but it depends … Read More School-friendly quick muffins

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A product that changed my hair this summer

Quite suddenly this summer, my hair started to feel dry and lifeless – a result of too much styling, the heat and the consequences of bleaching, highlights and days in the sun. So Antonella recommeded the new Moisture Plus Lotion by Milkshake Hair Products which accompanies the Moisture Plus Range. The Moisture Plus Lotion contains organic papaya extract and hyaluronic acid for age and colour … Read More A product that changed my hair this summer

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Calorie Counter #1

I am not an advocate for calorie counting however it is a good exercise, at least once in a while, to remind oneself to reduce portions.  I could easily eat double the amount of smoked salmon here but the calories of this ‘meal’  are just about enough for a light lunch.     I use cottage cheese by Milk available at Quality Foods Marketing … Read More Calorie Counter #1

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Baked Pasta Caprese

The salad that originated in Capri is a classic and in this pasta bake I use the same ingredients. It is lightly baked and then before it is served, I top it again with more of the same fresh ingredients.

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Light Strawberry Yogurt Desserts

I use light strawberry yogurt to make this easy summer dessert.  For many reasons it is nearly impossible to call this a recipe because it is so easy and quick to make with great results that look like  you have take a bit more time. Use edible geranium petals to finish off desserts Light Strawberry Yoghurt Desserts You will need: 1 packet no added … Read More Light Strawberry Yogurt Desserts

Catch us at Cafe Riche this weekend

The repeat of this week’s Summer Life and Style will be aired on Net Television at 9.45pm on Sunday. One of my guests is musicologist Dr Lydia Buttigieg with her harp.   We will be transmitting from the iconic Cafe Riche in Cospiqua.  Not to be missed. And a bumpy view from someone’s mobile phone while we filmed Episode 3 from the iconic Cafe Riche … Read More Catch us at Cafe Riche this weekend

A Premier League Superstar stops by

John Arne Riise dropped by a couple of weeks ago.  He chatted about his career, how he planned to fill his free time in Malta and about what he could bring to Maltese football.  His tenure as Birkirkara Football Club’s Sporting Director was short lived as three days after our chat his resignation was announced. John mentioned that his stay at Birkirkara was a … Read More A Premier League Superstar stops by

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Zucchini, mint and feta fritters

I like to make crispy fritters in the oven using hardly any added fats. I lightly coat the fritters and flour and brush them with olive oil to make them crispier.

The mixture easily holds together. I served with tzaziki but if you are in a rush, simply mix some Greek yoghurt with fresh mint, salt and a pinch of dried mint to use as a dipping sauce. I just love these and could eat them every day

Zucchini/courgettes and the round light green marrows that are so common here all make great fritters

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Life and Style Weekend

Life and Style Weekend airs today at 12.40 on Net Television  If you miss it, simply go to Net On Demand Link any time Lea thanks her stylist Maria Bonavia, make up artist Analise Micallef and Flormar, Geraldine Agius at Screen Hair Salon Fgura and Denise Marston at DEA Aesthetics and Wellness