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Tag: Potato

Crunchiest Potatoes and still soft inside [with sesame seeds, fennel seeds and couscous]

How do you get more of the crunch and leave them so soft that they melt-in-your-mouth at the same time? Everyone loved these and you will need: 300g potatoes, chopped with skin on 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons uncooked couscous 1 teaspoon fresh or dried herbs [optional] 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds Sea Salt Prepare an oven dish by greasing … Read More Crunchiest Potatoes and still soft inside [with sesame seeds, fennel seeds and couscous]

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Festive Quinoa salad

I am featuring this gluten free dish on tv today as one of my many dishes during our food program. My Christmas baking also takes off this afternoon with so many new recipes lined up. The textures of this salad are wonderful, trust me:). You will need: 2 large potatoes, baked with skin on, cooled and peeled 2 spoons pistachio nuts, chopped 2 spoons … Read More Festive Quinoa salad

Tian of Potato and Chayote

I am featuring this on TV. I love the shape of Chayote when cut horizontally, food left in its natural state without any need of human manipulation. My kind of food … A tian should strictly speaking be topped with cheese but I left it out when I made this in the weekend. We will top it with la local hard cheese (gbejna) this … Read More Tian of Potato and Chayote

Roast Potato Bites with fennel, orange zest and tulbaghia

Potatoes are one of the island’s top exports and they are internationally graded as a premium quality product. The sun which shines nearly everyday day of the year here and fertile humid reddish soil account for the unique flavor and texture of local potatoes. This dish is a great accompaniment to drinks, quick and easy to prepare and totally Glutenfree, unlike most canapรฉs that … Read More Roast Potato Bites with fennel, orange zest and tulbaghia

Gluten Free Scottish Potato Oat Cakes

I baked these tonight and this is another gluten free, dairy free and nut free recipe with no added sugar. These are pefect served with cheeses and chutneys. Instead of gluten free flour, i use a cooked potato and with the rub in method, i mixed the potato pieces into the oats until i get a consistent mixture. A couple of spoons of olive … Read More Gluten Free Scottish Potato Oat Cakes

Vegetables al Cartoccio

For this recipe I use common ingredients typically found in every Mediterranean kitchen. The vegetables are baked in an airtight parcel in their own steam and juices with just a touch of olive oil capturing all the flavors found in fresh vegetables. For two portions you will need: 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 2 potatoes, washed, skin on, thinly sliced 1 onion cut into … Read More Vegetables al Cartoccio

Sunday lunch: Rib Eye Beef Tagliata, oregano potatoes and sautรฉed mushrooms

For the Steaks you will need Depending on size and appetite, allow 150g to 300g of beef per person Salt and Pepper Oil Always cook the steak from room temperature, never straight from the cooler. Preheat pan by placing it on high heat. Brush both sides of the steak lightly with olive oil. Place steak on a very hot pan. Turn it over and … Read More Sunday lunch: Rib Eye Beef Tagliata, oregano potatoes and sautรฉed mushrooms

Boxty with Mediterranean Marjoram

Quite different and delicious, this was the poor man’s bread in Ireland, now making a fashionable comeback and without doubt poor man’s bread it no longer ain’t … I came across Boxty while researching Irish food for a promotion with HE The Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Hennessy and as I never got around to making these pancakes last November , I just thought … Read More Boxty with Mediterranean Marjoram

A taste of Soul with Miss Joyce Yuille

Miss Joyce Yuille performed at a concert hosted by the US Embassy on the island to commemorate the end of Black History Month. I had the pleasure of meeting with her on Friday afternoon. I instantly warmed up to her. It is one of those things, some people take time to grow on you… with Joyce we clicked straight away. She probably has the … Read More A taste of Soul with Miss Joyce Yuille

Roast Potatoes with Aniseed, Bee Pollen and Olive Oil

Last week we visited the hives of a reputable local honey producer and what an experience it was ! I made roast pork at home today and have been meaning to find different ways to include bee pollen in some dishes. It is a superfood and my jar looks like its full of little specks of gold dust. When I tried it last week … Read More Roast Potatoes with Aniseed, Bee Pollen and Olive Oil