Kefir is an Eastern European ingredient that I fell in love with as soon as I started seeing it on the shelves of the Bulgarian and Polish specialist shops and Russian deli a few years ago. It is an ancient ingredient and has been used for over 2000 years. The taste is tangy and fermented and it is a stronger version of a drinkable … Read More Kefir as a frozen dessert – and this one is lactose free
What makes a dessert decadent ?
The ingredients, the flavours and the expectation as soon as you set eyes on it, stirring the imagination of what is yet to come. And this one does not disappoint and is certainly just decadent.
A Mediterranean Diet focuses on ingredients that are as close as possible to their natural state. You will need : 2 1/2 cups self raising flour, sieved 1 cup brown sugar or stevia 1/2 cup melted butter 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup mashed ricotta 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice Juice of one lemon topped with strained tea to make one … Read More Fig and Walnut Cake
For my cake you will need : 2 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour, sieved 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup melted butter or margarine, whichever you prefer 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup mashed ricotta 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Juice of one orange topped with strained tea to make one cup Grated zest of an orange 100g prunes soaked overnight … Read More Prune and Walnut Cake
I love salsa verde and although you can add a mix of fresh herbs I made this one with flat leaf parsley only. I wish there was more left but we ate it, too irresistible. I love it also with grilled meats and tossed with pasta, nearly like a pesto, but much lighter ! You will need: 2 large cloves garlic, peeled 2 spoons … Read More Salsa verde with walnut and parsley couscous
I will not go into the obvious about International Women’s Day as many better writers will address this today but I micro-focus on my daily working life in an industry that is male-dominated on the island and I often ask myself why are women with a voice sometimes labelled as combative? I hope this will change soon and there will be room for women’s … Read More International Women’s Day … Iceberg Hunk with Walnuts and Stilton
Supper tonight is a simple tart with fresh poached salmon, and Toasted Walnuts accompanied with a simple mixed leaf salad. I like the texture of the finished pastry of this recipe. Always willing to try something new, I added a whole egg rather than an egg yolk to the dough and I ended up with a very workable dough with literally no cracks and … Read More Salmon and Walnut Tart