Good Friday… is it?

So as I woke up this morning, feeling like an 80 year old who can’t move due to the extreme joint pain I’m currently experiencing, I came across this post from UNHCR. Once again, it brought tears to my eyes. It made me furious that we are still here, years on, impotent as the once-great Syria is destroyed, as millions of Syrians, men, women and children, are forced to abandon their homes, betrayed by the world at large. Not only have they lost everything, but as they flee from their war-ravaged country in search of safe haven, they are set upon, blamed for everything wrong with the world. And people ask – when will this stop? Continue reading

Finally, lunch is here!

As a self-confessed foodie, one thing I absolutely love is preparing for a large gathering. I actually get a thrill from the advance prep work that’s needed, sourcing the recipes I’ll be making, writing up the shopping lists, planning the days ahead, and even jotting down a timetable for the day itself. Hands up anyone else who’s like this! Continue reading

Yet more food!

Warning – look away now if you don’t want to read another foodie post!

Yesterday was Good Friday and while I am not religious, I cannot but help enjoy and partake in the special dishes that Malta has to offer on this special day. In keeping with the Catholic tradition of not eating any meat on this day, the need arose to find dishes that offer just as much sustenance, and so it is that pulses and peas put in a big appearance on this day. Continue reading