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Tag: #Valentine

Strawberry & Coconut Tart with a butter free pastry

  Here we have strawberries on a coconut cream inside a coconut crust. I am usg desiccated coconut, flaked coconut, fresh coconut shavings and coconut milk. The fruit is left as close to it’s natural state as possible, no glaze, not overly manipulated, an appreciation of what nature has given us. Following a Mediterranean Diet and reducing the processed ingredients I have used ricotta … Read More Strawberry & Coconut Tart with a butter free pastry

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‘.. no sincerer love than the love of food’ from the heart of the Mediterranean …. Fleshy Cherry Tart

The lightest, crispiest pastry encases fleshy fresh cherries and toasted flaked almonds enveloped in a good old-fashioned vanilla custard. The tart is topped topped with more cherries… food glorious food, no better way to capture the heart of a loved one … I use a deep 12 inch tart dish Heat the oven to 175 C For the Sweet Pastry: 320g flour 100 g … Read More ‘.. no sincerer love than the love of food’ from the heart of the Mediterranean …. Fleshy Cherry Tart

Valentine bites … Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake goes to follow her dreams in the movie Sweet Dreams making her an ideal Valentine choice and I am today making a simple and straightforward Valentine treat for those who want to make something at home rather than use shop-bought and don’t have the time to spare after a busy work week. These are shortcake squares laced with chopped fresh strawberries and … Read More Valentine bites … Strawberry Shortcake

Celebrating the month of love … A lusty fig tart and more …

The month of February is with us and we all think of Valentine’s day and love is on our mind. Why do people all over the world love a Mediterranean diet? After spending most of my life traveling the world, cooking and eating an eclectic mix of cuisines, I am now on a island in the heart of the Mediterranean where nature works its … Read More Celebrating the month of love … A lusty fig tart and more …