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This recipe was first published in the June edition of Cibus magazine. As part of my contribution in Cibus magazine I chose to prepare sides to accompany the grill, a popular cooking method at this time of the year. Since I love the sweet twist fruit gives to savoury food, I opted to include fruit […]

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Maybe you will recall the effect the movie Julie & Julia left on my life. It was my inspiration to initiate this blog nearly two years ago. Recently I bought the 2 volumes of Julia Child’s book Mastering the art of French cooking and this morning on seeing I have all the ingredients I decided […]

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After our honeymoon we decided to avoid rice at all costs. In Mauritius every dish is accompanied by rice. It’s an alternative to the potatoes served as sides in the Mediterranean diet. No matter how much rice we ate I still missed the Italian risotto, more specifically the risotto prepared the way Gabriele Ferron taught […]

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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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Tal-Lampuki hawn!

For those who do not understand Maltese, the title means the fish vendor selling ‘lampuki’ is here. ‘Lampuki’ is known as dorado or mahi-mahi and is very popular in the Maltese Islands, especially at this time of year. There are many creative ways to cook this particularly simple and tasty fish. Here’s one of my favourites: Lampuki […]

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Fresh Sardines

These cheap fish can make an exclusive variety of dishes which are delicious, especially in Summer! Although many fishermen use sardines as bait, I must say that this fish are a large source of omega-3, protein, calcium, B12 and vitamin D. Another pro is that they are relatively bought for few euros – just ask […]

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Sea urchins

Sea urchins are a culinary delicacy and when considering the work required to pick them from the seabed, open them and clean them up you will understand why a small tub costs around 9 euros! Yet it is definitely worth the money! Sea urchins can form part of a delicate meal and eaten raw with […]

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Being a food lover, I really enjoyed the movie Ratatouille! Remy, the rat, through a human character, Linguini, prepares many dishes and turn a restaurant into the talk of the town. A film to be savored over and over again and where the specialty dish was the French Ratatouille! For those who did not watch it… do so… and […]

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Tomato time

It’s the perfect time to find a large variety of fresh tomatoes which are ideal for summer lunches and can be used in many many ways! Here’s a seasoned tomato dish which can be served cold or warm with crusty bread and good quality extra virgin olive oil! For 4 persons you require: 1 kg […]

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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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