Tag: Tip of the day !

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………

A rumtopf inspired fruit compote ….

With Christmas approaching, I start to automatically think of Christmasy treats and I made this fruit compote yesterday out of fruit that was starting to go soft. I had kiwis, plums and grapes but did not have much time to spare. For Christmas I always make the fantastic German treats, the irresistible german gingerbread, the cinnamon stars, I can smell the spices, home made … Read More A rumtopf inspired fruit compote ….

Very Chocolatey Pots ….with reduced fat reduced sugar …

Greek food at the hotel on Fridays and I make a variety of desserts, some soft and quite healthy desserts using greek yoghurt and a range of traditional Greek pastries and cakes using a stack of recipes I collected when I lived in Cyprus. Some were given to me by local friends who were great cooks and some came from chefs at restaurants. I … Read More Very Chocolatey Pots ….with reduced fat reduced sugar …

Perfect Roast Leg of Irish Lamb for Sunday Lunch !

A perfect Roast Leg of Irish Lamb for lunch. You will need: 1 boneless leg of lamb 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 spoons chopped fresh herbs of your choice Additional fresh herbs of your choice for garnish Maldon Salt and freshly ground pepper Use a paring knife to make small slits … Read More Perfect Roast Leg of Irish Lamb for Sunday Lunch !

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 …..

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

A quick weekday meal: Pork Chops with Rosemary and Pancetta

The awesome beauty of a warm October morning … A quick supper for tonight, mid week busy day. The pork on the island is amazing with over 160 pig farms here and it is so tender and far superior to the cheaper imported pork, both in quality and flavor. It is always best to buy fresh and locally sourced and I believe in quality … Read More A quick weekday meal: Pork Chops with Rosemary and Pancetta