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The Last(est) Supper of 2018

Featuring my favorite meat – beef – and some usual vegetables. I found a dish online, paleron de boeuf aux olives. Basically a beef stew with olives. That translation does not give credit in any way to the tastes and aromas of this dish. Most stews have their origins with the host countries’ peasants who have to cook frugally…

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The (Latest) Christmas Supper

I haven’t blogged food for a while and with all the festivities it has taken me to today to catch up. I’ll start with my Christmas menu. Some of this food will not be eaten as part of the main meal purely with so much choice there is little room in the stomach. Starter – My Seafood Cocktail Taking…

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Qu’ils mangent de la brioche

In English it means “let them eat cake”. The urban legend remembers the young French princess who upon hearing news of the lack of bread to feed the starving peasant, and the rest is added to the list of historical faux pas. This evening is the annual Christmas party at the gym where we forget for one night, our…

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The Leftovers (Part 2)

As I promised I would continue in a less thought-provoking vein and conclude this 2-parter with answers to the original question when home-cooking for one and having the left-overs. Leftovers tend to fall into 3 categories; or they do in my kitchen. Is it freezable Can it be transformed into something similar or better  Can it be used to…

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The Miracle in your Freezer

This is not the first nor will it be last time, I will pontificate on the wonders of that basic, timeless classic, the Fish Sandwich. Allegedly, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, requested meat placed within two slices of bread to be served whilst he gambled the evening away at cards. Our Lord of course (depending upon where you…

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Sunny Side Up!

In 1715, the Order of St. John built Arrias Battery as part of a series of fortifications defending Malta’s coastline. It was also called Xemxija Battery since it was on the sunny side of the bay (xemxija means “sunny” in Maltese), and the area around it became known as Xemxija. Today, the battery is a restaurant. “The Fortress” is a quaint friendly establishment extremely popular with visitors and…

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Run Rabbit Run

“Synonymous with genuine delicious food, friendly staffand a welcoming atmosphere.”  The above tagline is taken from the website of the fabulous “Victoria Restaurant” located in the heart of the bustling Bugibba Square, St Pauls Bay, Malta.  Maltese cuisine is quite eclectic fusing the usual suspects of Italian, with British and American. Also there’s a hint of more Mediterrean styles…

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What a load of rubbish!

Tonight’s LatestSupper involves a subject that we Westerners or to be more accurate, we Brits, often are guilty of – waste! Despite our attempts at frugalness in these uncertain times, we all seem to squander money when it comes to the contents of the ‘veg chiller’. Too much emphasis is placed upon best before and sell by dates. What…

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“Not one of your best”

On a Sunday afternoon, when all you want is the sofa, remote control and mind numbing TV; don’t reach for the phone and succumb to a takeaway! Try this twist on cheesy nachos. Everyone should freeze left overs. So I grabbed a portion of my frozen quorn chicken chilli. Thawing in a pan I added yellow peppers, crushed tortilla…

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Lamb steaks with rosemary sweet potatoes

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 4 lamb leg steaks 3 sweet potatoes , finely sliced 1 red onion, halved & sliced sprig fresh rosemary or 1 tsp of dried 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Heat half the oil in a roasting tray, then brown the steaks on both sides and set aside. Toss the…

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