Tag: Soup

Quick weekday meal…Roasted Sunchoke Soup

A quick and easy weekday meal. Soups are lovely in winter and although it is windy with a light rainfall today, this has been a mild winter so far … we have not needed to turn on the heating in the last 10’days. Sunchokes are now available locally. On the island they are known as Jerusalem Artichokes. They are high in minerals especially potassium, … Read More Quick weekday meal…Roasted Sunchoke Soup

Amon’s Christmas tips ! A happy Christmas………

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………

An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

The table is set ….. Following a dinner at the residence of HE the Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Monica Hennessy to promote Irish foods with The Hon Karmenu Vella, Minister of Tourism and Mrs Vella as guests of honor, I am dedicating the next week to cooking dishes using ingredients from Ireland. My pages on today’s newspaper features Mrs Monica Hennessy at her … Read More An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

All about Halloween in the heart of the Mediterranean …..

Halloween is here and this is one of the carved pumpkins made by Reuben’s team ! So what’s cooking today ? What do Reuben and his team have in store for Halloween ? Here is a peek view of what’s coming up today ! Reuben’s Halloween Risotto And his Smoked Duck and Pumpkin Salad And my Roasted Plum Crumble Pie And have a look … Read More All about Halloween in the heart of the Mediterranean …..

Quick weekday meal: Fresh Asparagus Soup

I prepared this soup last evening so that I can have an early morning start. It seems such a luxury to be making soup purely out of asparagus tips but I am using up my bulk buying from the wholesale vegetable market. I am not giving quantities with this recipe as I was lucky to have an unrealistic amount of asparagus this time and … Read More Quick weekday meal: Fresh Asparagus Soup

So sweet of my daughter….. Barefoot Contessa’s Spanish Pea Soup with Crispy Ham

For a vegetarian option, omit the crispy ham. In the middle of a busy day I dropped in to have a quick coffee with my daughter in between appointments. And she surprised me with a lovely light lunch. We both love Ina Garten’s food http://www.barefootcontessa.com/ and she made me Spanish Pea Soup with Crispy Ham which she slightly changed from The Barefoot Contessa Book … Read More So sweet of my daughter….. Barefoot Contessa’s Spanish Pea Soup with Crispy Ham

Sharing with friends tonight: a most unusual Cold Minestrone….

Tonight I am having guests for supper and as a starter, would like to make a cold soup as it is rather hot on the island. I would like a change from the gazpacho or cucumber soup I usually prepare and I was given this this recipe by Andrew Borg who is probably the most talked about chef on the island at the moment. … Read More Sharing with friends tonight: a most unusual Cold Minestrone….