Celebrity Chef Peter Dacoutrous , a good friend of mine handcrafted this beautiful crib…. Getting ready for Christmas makes us excited and a good part of the preparations are connected with food. Christmas is all about food and eating. I had a number of requests to suggest alternatives to the main turkey roast and I spent a day with Amon at Le Meridien planning … Read More Amon’s Christmas tips ! A happy Christmas………
Life is full of imperfections. We are all full of imperfections, physical flaws that are easily visible and character flaws that most of the time go unnoticed and leaves everyone surprised when they suddenly become visible to others. But there is goodness in everyone and this applies to fruit and vegetables that appear imperfect. Today’s pie is another of my chosen recipes for the … Read More Roasted Plum Crumble Pie
On the island we are starting to see the slow approach of fall. Summer lingers here for another month or so, but gone is the intense heat and heavy humidity. The sun shines, the sun always shines, this is the island of sunshine and of all good things in life. When we lived in the UK, Shepherds Pie was my family’s firm favorite in … Read More Healthy and hearty Shepherds Pie …
Savory individual ricotta pies…. And if you visit London and do not quite make it to the dream island….
If you have not yet been fortunate enough to experience the little island in the heart of the Mediterranean but happen to be visiting London you will find a cafe in Fulham Road called Parparellu. A big dose of nostalgia and memory lane for all natives gone afar no longer able to bask in the island’s warmth and hospitality. Here they will find familiar … Read More Savory individual ricotta pies…. And if you visit London and do not quite make it to the dream island….
An important day for family reunions in the US, a day of celebration… Happy Fourth of July to all my US friends and followers! On this little island in the heart of the Mediterranean, it will be another gorgeous sunny day, blue skies and bluer seas. We are blessed! We have been invited to a barbecue by some American friends living on the island … Read More Happy Fourth of July: celebrating on the island with a special Kiwi Pie !
I always like to use up my left over pastry immediately as when I leave in the fridge with the good intention of using it ‘one day soon’ it rarely ever happens and I am never organized enough to defrost pastry on time if I freeze it. So yesterday the leftovers of my almond and walnut tart ended up as a great success. I … Read More Apple Galette with cinnamon and honey … super easy…
Celebrate Father’s Day…. Guzi’s Hazlenut and Maltese Thyme Honey Tart This recipe was given to me a few days ago by Renato Briffa as I was looking for something special to bake for someone’s dad, not my father as sadly he is no longer with us. It was created by Renato’s father Guzi in 1955 as a speciality for the family Dolceria in Old … Read More Hazlenut and Thyme Honey Tart…. Celebrate Father’s Day !
Traditionally baked for special celebrations, the Torta tal Marmurat is not always available from local confectionaries. With communion celebrations this month and no doubt many family gatherings, I like the idea of baking something more traditional and a little bit different. This is a simplified version of Renato Briffa’s recipe which I have adapted for a busy home cook. The result is fantastic…. let … Read More Torta tal Marmurat… Chocolate and Almond Tart !