Tag: #recipe

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 …

Greek Revani … lemon semolina cake with honey syrup

Another Greek recipe from my collection passed on to me from my time in Cyprus. What a great opportunity this is to have the time to make them for the hotel’s dinner on Fridays. This is a lemony semolina cake and I used a honey syrup with orange flower water. You can use the flavors of your choice for the syrup. Rather than pour … Read More Greek Revani … lemon semolina cake with honey syrup

Chocolate Cherry Chubbies…. an Irish soda bread recipe

An old shop front in the City * I made these Chubbies a couple of weeks ago when I was working with Mrs Hennessy on a number of Irish recipes for a newspaper spread but did not feature them at the time. I used an Irish soda bread recipe and added chocolate and maraschino cherries. They are very! rustic in appearance, certainly not suitable … Read More Chocolate Cherry Chubbies…. an Irish soda bread recipe

Home made goodies for Christmas… Ari and mum make mincemeat..

As we approach the end of November, we start to see the first signs of the island’s mild winter. Ari took the beautiful photo this morning, considered a bit chilly here but in other European countries this would be a warm day. How spoilt we are ! And bringing out the light woolies reminds us that Christmas is coming and that this is really … Read More Home made goodies for Christmas… Ari and mum make mincemeat..

Melomakarona …..Greek honey and orange cookies …

I am in the mood for making more Greek sweets and I am going to carry on until i have exhausted all possibilities from my stack of recipes collected when I lived in Cyprus. These orange cookies soaked in a honey syrup are delicious and they are traditionally made by families during Christmas or special occasions. The dough freezes well so you can double … Read More Melomakarona …..Greek honey and orange cookies …

Meat reheat part 4 – Donegal Beef and Cashel Blue Cheese Burger. My challenge to America.

Conor’s blog has been awarded the best Food and Drink Blog at the Irish Blog Awards 2013. I have chosen to reblog his recipe for a special burger using Irish Beef and Mrs Hennessy’s favorite cheese, Cashel blue available by mail order from Sheridans in Dublin. It looks amazing and I will certainly be cooking it one evening with my daughter this week….

Roasted Plum Crumble Pie

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

Salmon, Fior di Latte and Walnut Tart

Supper tonight is a simple tart with fresh poached salmon, Fior di Latte and Toasted Walnuts accompanied with a simple mixed leaf salad. I like the texture of the finished pastry of this recipe. Always willing to try something new, I added a whole egg rather than an egg yolk to the dough and I ended up with a very workable dough with literally … Read More Salmon, Fior di Latte and Walnut Tart

From an island bursting with sunshine in the Fall, a very moist lemon coconut tray cake….

Those who follow my blog know about my passion for making all sorts of condiments, chutneys and jams using local fruits and vegetables. I get enormous pleasure out of cutting the fruit myself and producing these preserves that have virtually no carbon footprint. And how can you beat the freshness and purity of pesticide-free fruit that goes from the tree straight into the pan … Read More From an island bursting with sunshine in the Fall, a very moist lemon coconut tray cake….

Ari’s Ultimate Quiche

Ari came to the window of my car and dropped a small foil packet into my lap saying very quickly that she wanted me to taste last night’s supper …. I nearly forgot about it until I felt quite hungry an hour later and returned to my car for my food supplies. I knew it would be something delicious as she is a fantastic … Read More Ari’s Ultimate Quiche

Is it fusion or confusion? Eating Ramen Burger in the Mediterranean!

This is my home made Ramen Burger ! I prepared this post last week and was quite skeptical about the idea of a Ramen Burger. I wanted to attempt cooking a ramen burger before I published the post as I never write about food I have not cooked myself. I could not quite imagine having a craving for a burger and noodles on the … Read More Is it fusion or confusion? Eating Ramen Burger in the Mediterranean!

Chili Bournville Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

So many blogs and tv chefs tell us about Chocolate Brownies in a Mug. At my mum’s today, my daughter had a craving for chocolate cake. So now I join all the other bloggers and tv chefs who have featured a brownie in a mug. And what a quick process it is…. from start to finish in under 5 minutes… Mixing the flour and … Read More Chili Bournville Chocolate Brownie in a Mug