Today, as I was listening to Italian radio (something I love to do to escape the anglicised world we live in), the programme hosts were commenting on a survey that was recently carried out to see what ‘firsts’ people most remembered.
Of course, there were the standard ones, such as the first time we fall in love, the first kiss, the first time we have sex. Continue reading
Whenever I feel like a quick pick-me-up of the sweet kind, I always turn to apple crumble. Continue reading
I’ve just returned from a wonderfully serene day in Gozo which, considering we had a two year old along for the ride, is saying a lot.
The verdant hills, the sparkling clear blue waters, all contributed to allow us to forget the horrid result of yesterday’s referendum. So imagine my shock on learning that without the Gozitan votes, spring hunting would have been banned in Malta! Talk about irony… Continue reading
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
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
As with all major religions, Catholicism is awash with rituals linking food to major events in its calendar. And the Mediterranean people sure know how to milk this! (pun intended) Continue reading
I love language. It fascinates me. From the very thought of “who invented that word”, to the idea that it is shared by thousands, millions, billions… and yet remains so personal. Language is what allows us to interact, to think, to structure our lives in whichever way we deem best. Continue reading
Being a true foodie, one of the greatest joys in life is undoubtedly spices. They open up a whole new world of taste, sensation, feelings, and even memories like no other ingredient can. Continue reading