Cake

“The reassuring ritual of quietly weighing out butter, sugar, flour, cracking eggs, whisking, beating and folding”

Mezze

taste, flavour, snack, relish As the hazy, orange sun sets over these lazy summer evenings and the insects clumsily fly through the shimmering evening heat, the scents and flavours that I want to immerse myself in are those of the Eastern Mediterranean.  However, it’s not just the food that I’m after, even though that would be no great…

BBQ Summer Sun

Even though the first day of summer is officially 21st June, here in Gibraltar, dusting off the grill and serving up a platter of barbequed delights anytime between April/May is a good indication that summer is on its way. The question is always: who is going to be brave enough to be the first to…

Bitchin’ Beef Burgers

Ingredients: 500g beef mince Red onion (small) Cheese for grating Breadcrumbs 1 Egg Worcester Sauce Salt and Pepper Butter (for frying) Method: 1st: Dice the red onion and gently fry until translucent.  Set aside to cool. 2nd: Mix the beef mince, a handful of grated cheese (I used Edam but Parmesan would work just as well…

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie, baked beans and ketchup – Oh my God!  Could food get any more comforting?! I remember as a child I would mix it all together so that every spoonful was a mashed-potatoey, mince-meaty, ketchup-tangy mouthful. And then came the correction; it’s only Shepherd’s Pie if made with real shepherds – or at least…

Boxing Day

As much fun as the run up to Christmas is – the actual event divides us.  The stress of buying presents that outdo the ones you gave last year or the traditional family arguments has everyone bee-lining for the drinks cabinet upon arrival!  And even though you don’t need a manual to overcome the holiday…

Gold

Over the past few days it has been impossible to go to sleep comfortably due to the searing heat and high temperatures. Sitting, sweltering in humid, airless evenings has been unbearable. The thought of having to turn an oven on and subsequently heat up the house is quite frankly the last thing I’d want to…

Comforting Fish Pie

We leave Winter behind and step into Spring but sadly even though the temperatures have gone up the weather does not really seam to be reflecting this yet.  So with the dreary weather hanging over us I still have penchant for comfort food. So what does comfort food really mean to me?  If I were to…

New Years Day

In the past, no matter what time we went to bed at and no matter how much toasting to the new year had gone on, someone (Gran and Mum) had to wake up early and get started on preparing and cooking a New Year’s lunch for a family of 7+.  On most occasions, the same…

Gibraltar

In the current political climate with Monarchs abandoning luncheon, frontier queues exceeding 3 hours due to fishing related debates, and with Calentita (Gibraltar’s Food Festival) fast approaching, I thought it was only appropriate that I embraced Gibraltarianism and confirmed my patriotism – even if only in the kitchen! So what makes a recipe quintessentially Gibraltarian?…