Tag: #Mediterranean

Cooking with Janell and Elaine from Minnesota! What a pleasure it was…

Janell and Elaine with Doris at the fishmongers! How lovely it was to have Janell and Elaine, two very lovely American ladies from Minesota, come to visit and cook with me! Janell and Elaine are both university professors from St Cloud State University. They are very well travelled and Janell’s knowledge of international cuisine is awesome. It is one of her hobbies to travel … Read More Cooking with Janell and Elaine from Minnesota! What a pleasure it was…

So curious about the Cronut !

Follow follow follow me on facebook x The American dream certainly lives on in the form of the cronut. What a discovery! Since I read about the birth of the cronut in May, I have been curious… so very curious that my mouth waters when I hear about the long queues and waiting lists to get one. How will I manage to try one … Read More So curious about the Cronut !

Carob Syrup from the heart of the Mediterranean!

I get excited when I stumble on old recipes and look forward to trying them out in my kitchen. Today I am making a cake from a really old recipe but it requires carob syrup, a rather unusual ingredient. Although it is available on the island, I decide to make it myself. Is this a good idea? Carob is gluten free, nut free, dairy … Read More Carob Syrup from the heart of the Mediterranean!

Storing summer in a jar … Strawberry Jam

There is a quaint strawberry village in the north of the island where fat luscious strawberries are harvested from April and last through the summer. This island is truly blessed with all that is good in life. We can indulge in a fresh handpicked strawberry feast every single day all through the summer. There is something quite rewarding about preserving a taste of the … Read More Storing summer in a jar … Strawberry Jam

Good old fashioned Peach and Cherry Sundae Tart ….

A great aunt who passed on to me so many good old fashioned recipes came to tea yesterday. I am going through a phase of making fruit tarts as I love the summer fruits available locally. Somehow tarts feel more summery than cakes. I decided to make a Peach Sundae Tart from a recipe she gave me and as I was finishing it off … Read More Good old fashioned Peach and Cherry Sundae Tart ….