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Down memory lane

This last month has been truly a nostalgic trip down memory lane. It started with the numerous photos of the past which my uncle courteously sent electronically. That time when riding a bicycle was a super exciting thing to do, when Christmas presents were anxiously awaited, when my father’s hair was nearly all there, when […]

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It’s that time of year again when you start taking out your cookbooks, look up recipes on the internet and prepare menus for Christmas events. I love this task! Yet sometimes the clock’s evil hand goes fast and leaves us short of time so it is always wise to have a couple of easy recipes, […]

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I Primi D’Italia – part 2

Our next itinerary at the festival took us through the stalls wherein with €7.50 we could indulge in a degustation menu. There were many stalls representing different Italian regions including: Rice from Piemonte Typical Sardinian recipes Soups and delicacies from Umbria Taste of Tuscany Tartufo Rice & Venetian products Ravioli & Stringozzi The list continues […]

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Fresh Basil

You require: soil and some good quality basil plants or seeds and here is the result of home grown basil, This fresh Summer herb can provide endless taste opportunites to various dishes. Try the traditional basil pesto made with your own freshly grown basil leaves! Basil is also a favourite addition to tomato based dishes. Throw in some of […]

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Full days treat!

After enjoying the privilege of working 4 weeks on reduced hours it was quite a shock to start spending 8 hours again sitting at our desks, at least it always is for me! Hence, someone had to spice up our morale! My fellow colleague and avid fan of Eatmania decided to treat us with a […]

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Surplus of Figs

Throughout this week we had a surplus supply of figs and mum decided to prepare some jams and chutneys. There are many ways to mess with figs in the kitchen… you just need to have some free time and creativity! Mum tried this lovely bread with bits and pieces of figs which is a delicious […]

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Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!

Finally I’ve got a pasta machine! Yeah!! The good news is that it’s not the basic machine but it also has an electronic motor attached – which means you just need to press a button so that it rolls the pasta – AND it includes the attachment to do long pasta shapes such as tagliatelle, […]

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