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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

My mind immediately associates salt cod with Lent and with a poor man’s meal. Probably I got this impression because this dish was part of the diet of local rural families. My grandmother used to prepare bakkaljaw cooked in a tomato, caper, olive and mint sauce during the fasting period in Lent.  Yet, I have […]

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Under this leaden sky, stranded on the sofa, wrapped in multicolored fleece blankets, with a bleeding nose and a shortage of delightful food, I couldn’t help dreaming of a generous slice of this soft and crumbling vanilla cheesecake. If anyone is going to try it out please do get me a piece! Photo by David […]

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My mission to understand the meaning of ‘love’ felt, and still feels somewhat complicated. After spending my childhood years hearing the sublime ending of fairy tales ‘and they lived happily ever after’, my teenage years reading the romantic fiction of Danielle Steele and watching amorous movies where love is the be-all and end-all, I automatically […]

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In my younger days I recall eating what in Maltese we call ‘froga tat-tarja’ which translates itself into a pasta omelette. I remember spreading the ‘froga tat-tarja’ with ketchup on top. Well, I don’t do this anymore, instead I prepare the pasta with some tomato sauce, fry the omelette and then top it with fresh […]

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