I am a huge pasta fan. If I were faced to choose between homemade fresh pasta and dry pasta, I would choose the former, but a quality dry pasta cooked appropriately, is a standard at home. 3 times a week we put together a few ingredients with 225g (for 2) of pasta (short, long, big, […]

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Choosing a different original dish each time you cook is practically impossible. Although I believe that we should put ourselves in a position to get inspired rather than wait for it to happen (one day, one time), there are days when we feel we may perform better than usual…..and this happens to us when we […]

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Tartufo Time

On March 26, 2011 By

Apart from the classical season during October and November, Tartufo (Bianchetto in this case) is also found between January and April. Although it is less prestigious and hence less expensive it is still sought after by many. Whilst shopping at The White Sheep in Gzira 3 weeks ago, I was asked whether I wanted some […]

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A Maltese meets a Caribbean in India under a Moroccan Sun. His name is sea bass and for convenience sake, he has been stripped down to his flesh leaving his bones and his remaining bits to boil in preparation for an “aljotta” (A typical Maltese fish soup). But today’s recipe is no soup. We shall […]

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For many years I always knew Ravioli to be filled with Ricotta and accompanied with a tomato sauce.  My mother used to buy “Ravjul” from this place close to home and I would gladly go through 12 of them when they were well sized. After I started experimenting in the kitchen, say 5-6 years ago, […]

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Simple Onion Soup

On March 1, 2011 By

The pleasure of simplicity never ceases to amaze me.  This week I refused to stock up my semi full cupboards with new groceries so I decided to make use of whatever was available.  Biscuits, a few tins, twenty packets of different pasta strains each amounting to not more than 50 grams and a whole range […]

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La bella pizza

On February 24, 2011 By

What is it with children and pizza? Well I should know since when I was a kid (and not only) going for a pizza was a major highlight. So when my wife and I were babysitting two great kids I decided to prepare the dough for homemade pizza. With two brothers 20 and 16 years […]

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