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Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

This is Antida‘s recipe in her quest to promote healthy eating for the new year.   All you need is: 6 egg whites 125g ricotta 150g grilled vegetables salt and pepper pinch of dried herbs Place the egg whites and ricotta in a bowl. Break down the ricotta using a fork and mix with the egg whites.  Add the salt and pepper. Spray an … Read More Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

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Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

I crave for this soup, even during the hot summers.  In the winter I make it almost every week. It is so quick to prepare, economical, no blender, no chopping and you end up with a satiny textured purée – perfection for the month of January. My Scottish mother-in-law was never too fond of cooking but she made this soup when I went to … Read More Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

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Mulled wine, and then just finish off with a spoonful of imbuljuta

‘I like to stir a spoonful of imbuljuta, the chestnut and chocolate local Christmas hot drink into mulled wine – and the result  is delicious result’   Mulled Wine 2 oranges, juice and zest of 1 orange grated zest of a lemon 100g sugar or equivalent stevia 6 cloves, plus extra for garnish 1 cinnamon stick A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg a pinch … Read More Mulled wine, and then just finish off with a spoonful of imbuljuta

The financial services industry is bleeding at the moment – Dr Joe Giglio, December 2019

Dr Joe Giglio speaks about the events that have led to the situation in Malta today.  Watch his interview of this week in English –   The financial services industry is bleeding at the moment                                                                                         Dr Joe Giglio, December 2019 Joseph Giglio heads the criminal law department specialising in corporate and vicarious liability at LexPractis .  For the last 25 years, Dr Giglio … Read More The financial services industry is bleeding at the moment – Dr Joe Giglio, December 2019

The Maltese ‘Presepju’ – Christmas Nativity in Valletta

It is well worth making the time to go and visit the exhibition organised by Charles Bellia on behalf of ‘Friends of the Crib at the iconic Palazzo Ferreria also known as Palazzo Buttigieg Francia just as you pass the main entrance to Valletta.   The exhibition will be open until 5 January.   Entrance is free and if you can also find more information … Read More The Maltese ‘Presepju’ – Christmas Nativity in Valletta

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An idyllic day on a idyllic island

I am not the biggest fan of Christmas Day.  Each year I spend the build up to Christmas feeling rather homesick, reliving memories of good times in other places where I had previous lives. However can one really be anywhere more idyllic with a perfect temperature of 18 C, the skies so clear and the air feeling so fresh.  Today is perfection itself.  Being … Read More An idyllic day on a idyllic island

Restored to perfection – 3 Cities Auberge in Bormla

It was no small undertaking when Annette Rolfe and her partner Michael Wurm decided to restore a large house of character in Oratory Street in Bormla. I visited them earlier this month and you can appreciate the beauty of this restoration in the clip here which was filmed for my lifestyle weekend tv show.  It is now now up on my youtube channel You … Read More Restored to perfection – 3 Cities Auberge in Bormla

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What’s in season in late October?

Just checking out the fresh produce that seasonal this month, whats new in the market and the best  budget buys on the islands. It is important when we use fruit and vegetables in recipes to use it fresh.  It makes a difference in the taste.  So best to buy small quantities and more often and this also avoids waste. The budget buy this week … Read More What’s in season in late October?

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Maltese St Martin’s Cake

Here is the recipe that we filmed last week in English and the recipe in the footage is in Maltese .  But here you will also find the full recipe written in English.  Any comments please let me know. I love St Martin’s feast.  It reminds me of Harvest Festival in the UK.  I remember  how excited my children used to be preparing for … Read More Maltese St Martin’s Cake

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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