Tag: #organic

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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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Katsu Curry Soup [vegan, gluten free, lactose free]

‘The inspiration for this soup came from the irresistible Chicken Katsu Curry at Wagamama. Home made healthy comfort food that you can make quickly at home. Amazing flavours and perfect for January. It takes 35 minutes to prefer from start to serving it but it is even more delicious the day after’ You will need:

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Fresh Herb Soup with Turmeric Rice and Soft Maltese Gbejna [gluten free, diabetic friendly]

‘Fresh herbs are abundant this month.  And with the exception of fresh mint, basil and parsley many of us worry about what to do with big bundles of fresh oregano, tarragon, marjoram and thyme.  Antida gave me a large basket of mixed herbs from her garden this week which also  included ‘English’ curly parsley and purple basil.  I wanted to make the most of … Read More Fresh Herb Soup with Turmeric Rice and Soft Maltese Gbejna [gluten free, diabetic friendly]

Fortifying food with fresh ginger

Fresh ginger is one of the most widely used spices in both eastern and western cuisines and is known for its medicinal properties. I like its versatility as it blends well with breakfast cereals and savory or sweet dishes. It can be pickled, made into tea, gingerbread, cakes, sweets and beer. If… Source Sunday Times: Fortifying food with fresh ginger

Cooking with borage in today’s Sunday Times

I was delighted to find borage in my organic box delivery recently and I put it to good use. Borage (fidloqqom) is also known as starflower and is easily recognisable by its edible, bright blue flowers with five pointed petals. It attracts pollinators and acts as a natural fertiliser as it… Source Sunday Times: Cooking with borage Lea’s new book  Good Food Everyday is … Read More Cooking with borage in today’s Sunday Times

Apple Cardamon Loaf

‘I made this cake during the show a few weeks ago and used local belludja apples from  Antida‘s garden which are very tart and make wonderful jams.  You can make a plain apple loaf but the crushed cardamon seeds make it extra special. I think cardamon is under-used and it blends well with most fresh fruits. As well as having some amazing health benefits, … Read More Apple Cardamon Loaf

Organic Borage Pesto with Linguine and Spiralised Vegetable Noodles

‘I am always pleased to find borage in our organic box from Sicily by Barbuto. I have made several dishes using borage recently and this pesto is also delicious and freezes well. Cook the leaves in the same way as you would cook spinach. The hairy leaves become smooth and tender’ For the pesto you will need: 1/4 cup blanched almonds 4 cloves garlic … Read More Organic Borage Pesto with Linguine and Spiralised Vegetable Noodles

How much fresher can it get? I visit a local chicken farm !

I visited Katy at her poultry farm this week and I meet her wonderful family. I am left speechless by her drive and ability. This is an amazing family who against all odds have reached achievement brought about by a lifetime of dedication, sheer hard work and the benevolence of new funding. I am honored to know them, salt of the earth, hardworking and … Read More How much fresher can it get? I visit a local chicken farm !

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