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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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Gnocchi di patate

I did it! Finally I managed to prepare edible, light, (although I am sure they could be lighter) potato gnocchi. The various times I attempted to prepare potato gnocchi I always ended up throwing away the whole lot. They came either too gummy or too heavy and so I chose to eat them only in […]

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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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My husband’s second job preference is that of a butcher. I am saying this because one day he told me so and not because I would like him to become one, or because I imagine him carrying beef carcasses and whole pigs! But, I must admit, that he can handle and cut meat very well. […]

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Sweet octopus stew

Yesterday I could not attend to my regular appointment of preparing Sunday lunch thus I left everything in the hands of my mother. No matter how adventurous I am in the kitchen, I always look forward to eat some traditional dish prepared from a knowledgeable cook! Mum was always a cooking enthusiast, she was our […]

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Some may find chicken al sale a strange combination since many associate the al sale method with fish. Yet, I wanted to try this recipe and the result was a juicy tender chicken! The recipe follows for you to try. Chicken baked in salt Ingredients for 4 people: 1.5kg whole corn-fed chicken 2kg sea salt […]

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Legal tuna

If you are lucky enough to find fresh tuna available at your fishmonger then make the most of it since this species has become a very precious and expensive one! I tried the following recipe which turned out to be very delicate and tasty. Fresh tuna with crispy potatoes Ingredients for 4 persons: 4 fresh […]

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On Mother’s day we never plan to eat out, I always feel that genuine food in restaurants cannot be really enjoyed on similar occasions! Therefore, like I do on many other special occasions I prepare a menu and spend some hours in the kitchen cooking. For this time I could not really plan what to […]

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Octopus salad

Cooking octopus during Lent is popular with us Maltese. This recipe is more adventurous than the usual octopus in garlic or octopus stew. Octopus with parsley pesto Serves 4 1.5kg octopus 1 whole garlic bulb rind of 1 lemon chili pepper 3 parsley stalks 4 tblsp olive oil 4 large potatoes for the parsley pesto […]

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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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