Tag: #Meridien

Celebrating Thanksgiving on an island abundant with blessings …

The US Ambassador HE Ms Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley welcomes me to her home and shares her favorite Thanksgiving recipes. It is the time of the year again when Americans all over the world stop to thank for their blessings, to appreciate and give thanks for what they have. Gratitude for the harvest, the provision, the abundance….. a nation so diverse with a fusion of cuisines … Read More Celebrating Thanksgiving on an island abundant with blessings …

Very Chocolatey Pots ….with reduced fat reduced sugar …

Greek food at the hotel on Fridays and I make a variety of desserts, some soft and quite healthy desserts using greek yoghurt and a range of traditional Greek pastries and cakes using a stack of recipes I collected when I lived in Cyprus. Some were given to me by local friends who were great cooks and some came from chefs at restaurants. I … Read More Very Chocolatey Pots ….with reduced fat reduced sugar …

Perfect Roast Leg of Irish Lamb for Sunday Lunch !

A perfect Roast Leg of Irish Lamb for lunch. You will need: 1 boneless leg of lamb 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 spoons chopped fresh herbs of your choice Additional fresh herbs of your choice for garnish Maldon Salt and freshly ground pepper Use a paring knife to make small slits … Read More Perfect Roast Leg of Irish Lamb for Sunday Lunch !

Karythopita ….. a really moist Greek Walnut Cake

I made Greek sweets from the recipes I was given by my neighbor Maria when we lived in Limassol. Karythopita is particularly nice and light. Syrup is added on after it is baked but I usually cut the cake into rectangular shapes and just dip the surface into the syrup and this way the cake is syrupy as its meant to be but retains its … Read More Karythopita ….. a really moist Greek Walnut Cake

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 …..

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….

Joseph’s Frangipane and Chocolate Tart

I spent the morning with  Joseph Borg, a very talented pastry chef !   And we made his special Almond and chocolate tart !   Mixing the pastry dough Kneading the dough Piping the frangipan mix into the tart shell Adding the chocolate spread to the frangipan mix Stirring in the chocolate Piping in the chocolate frangipan Walnuts for the surface ! The baked tart … Read More Joseph’s Frangipane and Chocolate Tart