Tag: #recipe

Totally luscious Cuban Baracoa Chocolate Tart with Bee Pollen…

My chocolate hero is definitely Willie Harcourt Cooze www.williescacao.com, he who appeared in a Channel 4 documentary a few years ago, he who gave up everything to pursue his dream and produce the purest cacao in the world. As soon as his unusual cylinders hit the Waitrose www.waitrose.com shelves just after the documentary, they disappeared within hours, all completely gone. We had to wait … Read More Totally luscious Cuban Baracoa Chocolate Tart with Bee Pollen…

By special request: A tart of coconut custard in coconut crust…

I am visiting a great aunt who is in a care home. She loves freshly baked tarts. She is requesting pineapple, kiwi and grapes…. Quite a combination and something I would not have probably put together. But always far more thoughtful to take a gift that she actually wants as opposed to something I think she may like. I try to please…. Coconut is … Read More By special request: A tart of coconut custard in coconut crust…

Quick weekday meal: Healthy lamb koftas with watermelon and mint…

A busy Monday and a quick meal for tonight, a healthy one. I am using good quality minced lamb for my koftas, no oil required as I bake them on a sheet and they retain all the moisture. The salted watermelon and mint has no dressing. I bake the koftas in a hot oven on baking paper and then put them on kitchen towel … Read More Quick weekday meal: Healthy lamb koftas with watermelon and mint…

And my weekend baking…. Nutella Cake from Ferrero !

I was pleased to receive a leaflet by Ferrero to promote its Nutella Professional Line. There are nine recipes including one for Nutella Cake ! I could not wait to give this recipe a try. Nutella was discovered in 1944 by Pietro Ferrero and is now the most famous chocolate spread in the world. More Nutella recipes from http://www.ferrero.com/products/the-most-famous-products/nutella/an-original-idea/ This is the most delicious … Read More And my weekend baking…. Nutella Cake from Ferrero !

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

Arancini for an al fresco lunch …..

We are getting together with family visiting from abroad today to enjoy an al fresco lunch and I am making some Arancini to take with us. They are quite time consuming to make but after a busy week, I enjoy the peace of a very early Sunday morning when everyone is still asleep and this is when I like being in the kitchen making … Read More Arancini for an al fresco lunch …..

Healthy Bran Muffins

I am baking two kinds of muffins, Strawberry Bran and Almond Bran Muffins, to take with us for a day out at the beach. I have just taken them out of the oven and they look fantastic and taste divine as I am having one with a cup of tea before I go to bed! This is the basic muffin recipe that was passed … Read More Healthy Bran Muffins

Happy Fourth of July: celebrating on the island with a special Kiwi Pie !

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 !