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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Home-made bread

Bread with speck, fontina cheese & pistachios Prepare 1kg of bread dough – my method is as follows: 1kg flour (i use farina di grano duro) 2 sachets instant yeast 2 tsp sugar 2 tsp salt 400ml tiepid water Blend ingredients all together in the mixer however add water little at a time until the mixture turns […]

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Last Sunday I invited over some friends for a risotto degustation menu. Since I’ve been to Verona I learnt about this ‘new’ technique of how to cook rice for risotto. Basically this cooking method requires no stirring and thus it is so very easy to cook a risotto menu that it can be done in a relatively short period of time. The preparation […]

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Mahi-Mahi

Here’s another recipe with Maltese ‘lampuki’ or mahi-mahi! The price of lampuki is at the moment quite cheap so why don’t you make the most of it and enjoy this fresh and healthy local ingredient! Lampuki fillets with fresh tomato and caper sauce Ingredients for 4 persons 2 large lampuki fish, cleaned & filetted 3 garlic […]

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Pumpkin time!

Halloween is round the corner and its pumpkin time in the kitchen! We had in stock 2 colourful oblong pumpkins with which I decided to make a lasagne. The lasagne sheets we prepared home-made with egg pasta dough. For those of you who do not have free time to do them you can freely substitute these with ready-made lasagne sheets.

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I Primi D’Italia – part 3

Excuse me for my absence and the delay in completing the Primi D’Italia experience but as you may have noted I was focused on insurance exams! Now that I am over and done with I can get back to my blog writing, with a bang! My last entry of the primi festival in Foligno is all about rice! One of the degustation […]

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A simple vegetarian risotto recipe with spinach. Ingredients for 4 people: 320 gr carnaroli rice 175 gr fresh spinach 700 ml home made vegetable stock 60 gr grated parmesan cheese 1/2 onion 1 garlic clove, crushed 40 gr extra virgin olive oil knob of butter salt and pepper Blanch the spinach and then chop it finely. In […]

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As I am spending my days stuck on a chair, leafing through the Claims Management course book and repeating the same points over and over again until, hopefully, they get soaked in my fading memory, my man took over preparation of today’s lunch. I must say that it was quite an original piece of work with […]

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Sometimes, eating out can be a minefield. Whilst many may think of dining with friends as the perfect way to spend an evening or a sun-drenched weekend, others have worse things than calorie-counting to worry about. I was around thirteen years old when I first discovered that I had a potentially fatal allergy to pine […]

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Maltese bread pudding!

On Saturday afternoon, amidst preparations for the big Sunday lunch, I decided to throw in random left-overs in a bowl and prepare, what we Maltese call, a ‘pudina’ – the traditional Maltese bread pudding! This was my first attempt at trying this recipe since usually I leave traditional things for Mum to do… you know Mums are always good at […]

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Grape muffins

Tea-time! Muffin time! Here’s an interesting recipe of soft grape muffins which is very easy! Ingredients for 12 muffins 350gr flour 150gr sugar pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 sachet baker’s yeast 2 tblsp honey 4 tblsp olive oil 1 tub natural yogurt 2 eggs 250gr grapes Start by mixing the dry […]

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