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How can I cook aubergines?

It’s Summer time, or rather end of Summer time! However, aubergines are easily available on the market. Many think that to cook aubergines is complicated since you need to put them under salt for a couple of hours before you cook them. I rarely do so and still get finger licking results! I found this […]

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The sauce makes it one of my favourites! Ingredients for 4 persons: 4 calamari cherry tomatoes half glass balsamic vinegar 1 tblsp honey extra virgin olive oil salt Clean the calamari and cut from one side forming rings without slicing all the way down so that the rings are still attached to the body of […]

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Sweet Figs!

It’s fig time again! We’re lucky of having a ‘fresh from the tree’ fig supplier who comes knocking at our door as soon as the season starts. There’s nothing sweeter and juicer than Maltese grown figs. Having the supply in hand, I decided on a light refreshing antipasto for today’s lunch. Follow the following instructions […]

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Aubergine & Tomato Towers

Trying to cut down on calories is not the easiest of tasks for anyone, let alone for a food enthusiast who spends most of the day thinking about recipes to try, food to buy and preparing meals to eat! Ah yes, Summer is approaching and like many I want to lose some weight so now […]

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Cuttlefish

With Summer approaching fast the variety of fish on the market increases and now it’s the perfect time for buying molluscs which are squid, cuttlefish, octopus.  Today I tried a very light and quick recipe with cuttlefish which can excellently make part of a BBQ menu. Ingredients: 4 medium sized cuttlefish, cleaned and tentacles put […]

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Sunday Lunch

Nearly unfailingly, every Sunday morning is dedicated to cooking.  During the week I start looking for innovative recipes to try during the weekend. Then, a special menu is created for Sunday lunch which is usually a 3 course meal. This Sunday we had some friends over and prepared the following menu: Octopus salad served on […]

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Asparagus: so low in calories!

Asparagus omellette Serves 8 (as a starter) 250g fresh or frozen asparagus 5 eggs 50g grated goats cheese salt & pepper Beat the eggs with some salt. Add the boiled asparagus cut into half lengthwise and the cheese. Season with some salt & pepper. Pour mixture in a rectangular oven dish. Preheat oven to 180 […]

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The Cotechino

What is this Cotechino? You may find it frequently in Christmas hampers but never know what you are going to do with it?! Well, this sausage is made from pork meat, fat and pork rind. It is a preserved meat and very popular in Italy especially for the New Year’s specialty dishes. Here is a […]

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Been cooking so much over these last 15 days that I don’t know from which recipe to start… moreover I still have to write about the 5 day gastronomic tour in Trentinara which left us with some extra kilos and a delicious taste in our mouths… yet about all this later on! Now have a […]

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