Tag: Recipe

Simple supper, an easy-cook weekday meal ! Fresh bacon muffins and beet root salad

This evening we are all occupied with various activities so we will have our evening meal at different times. I am preparing a very easy-to-make supper in advance that can be refrigerated and everyone can help themselves to fit in with personal plans. I am making a lovely Beetroot and Greek yoghurt salad, Fresh Bacon Muffins and a Fresh Fruit Salad Beetroot and Greek … Read More Simple supper, an easy-cook weekday meal ! Fresh bacon muffins and beet root salad

Aniseed Knots and Ribbons …

Since I posted the photo of these beautiful biscuits on Sunday, I am delighted to receive so many messages asking what they are and requests for the recipe by Renato Briffa. I came across Xkunvat for the first time very recently last Christmas Day at the home of a good friend. She explained that since she was a child, this has always been a … Read More Aniseed Knots and Ribbons …

Cookie Cutter Zucchini, a good idea …

We had a simple lunch of roast chicken yesterday. I spread the uncooked chicken with Marmite as it is not only a lovely flavor with chicken but it gives the most perfect golden crispy skin and color. Then at the near end of cooking time, I covered it with thin strips of pancetta and returned it to the oven until it was brown and … Read More Cookie Cutter Zucchini, a good idea …

Rabbit Loin with Crushed Fennel Seeds and Thyme Honey

Rabbit is one of the healthiest meats with low cholesterol, low salt and a lower calorific value than most other meats. This recipe was passed on to me by Andrew Borg at Black Pig in Valletta. Each rabbit loin weighs around 200g so you will need to allow one loin per person. This very light dish is so different to the more traditional rabbit … Read More Rabbit Loin with Crushed Fennel Seeds and Thyme Honey

A Sunday bake … Cherry Cinnamon Almond Tart

I like to bake something in the weekend. Not only do I find it therapeutic but I like the idea of additive free fresh home baking. Today I have made this tart which is very similar to the strawberry one I posted earlier this week and I have taken out the spices and increased the cinnamon as the combination of cherries, almonds and cinnamon … Read More A Sunday bake … Cherry Cinnamon Almond Tart

Easiest ever slow cooked Roast Leg of Lamb for Sunday Lunch ….

This is a good quick recipe and so easy to make. I am just marinating a leg of lamb for one of our abundant Sunday lunches. It is getting very hot here and I would like to cook something substantial to feed the big appetites without spending too much time in the kitchen. On the island we are blessed with fresh produce and the … Read More Easiest ever slow cooked Roast Leg of Lamb for Sunday Lunch ….

Renato’s strawberry and almond tart

Renato’s luscious tart has a crispy biscuit base spread with an almond paste and topped with a layer of old fashioned custard and lots of fresh strawberries. Watch out for Strawberry Festival┬ánext weekend. Strawberry and Almond Tart I use a deep 12 inch tart dish Heat the oven to 175 C For the Sweet Pastry: 320g flour 100 g Butter or Margarine 5g Baking … Read More Renato’s strawberry and almond tart

Infused Water: Orange, Rose Peppercorn and Basil

One of the many beautiful churches in the Capital of this small island at dawn today … When I returned home after my very early walk in the Capital City this morning, I drank a couple of glasses of refreshing infused water which I make daily and refrigerate overnight. I use lidded glass spaghetti jars as they fit perfectly in the shelf of the … Read More Infused Water: Orange, Rose Peppercorn and Basil

Quick weekday meal: Roasted Vegetables …

This is a good quick healthy weekday meal ideal after a weekend of richer foods…. I like to use fresh vegetables but you can combine with frozen if it suits you … Apart from the chopping, preparation time is minimal… ROASTED VEGETABLES You will need An onion Garlic, optional and quantity according to your taste Olive oil Seasoning, I always use freshly ground pepper … Read More Quick weekday meal: Roasted Vegetables …

Muffins … A healthier version packed with goodness …

I have started making muffins regularly with a variety of fresh fruit…. They are ideal for breakfast or a light lunch with a pot of fresh yoghurt. I cut down the sugar content and I add a different fresh fruit combination each time I bake. This is the standard recipe I use and add fruit, nuts and other flavours: Ingredients 60 g unsalted butter … Read More Muffins … A healthier version packed with goodness …