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  • Farsons introduce Kinnie Vita

    Farsons introduce Kinnie Vita

    Farsons have launched a new variant of the popular Kinnie soft drink, Kinnie Vita. It said it offers the same great Kinnie taste with a tangy orange twist, with the added benefits of only half the sugar and calories of a regular soft drink. There...

  • Lamb koftas

    Lamb koftas

    Ingredients150 minced lamb shoulder5g garlic, crushed5g ginger, minced10g coriander, chopped5g cumin, ground5g curry powder20ml natural yoghurt Method Place the mince and fresh ingredients in a bowl. Toast the dried spices under a grill or in a...

  • Home-made pesto

    Home-made pesto

    Pesto can be used as a sauce for pasta dishes but also as a salad dressing. I also use it on toasted half baguettes and as a sauce on fish. It is very easy to make and is ready in a few minutes. Ingredients100g fresh basil100g pine nuts120g grated...

  • Pot sticker dumplings

    Pot sticker dumplings

    Ingredients2x4cm pieces ginger, peeled250g Chinese cabbage, finely shredded350g minced pork2 green onions, finely chopped2 tbsps soy sauce1 tbsp oyster sauce2 tsps sesame oil1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherrycornflour for dusting2 x 275g...

  • Pasta salad

    Pasta salad

    Ingredients500g penne200g cooked shrimps150g pepperoni salami1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into cubes 1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into cubes1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped3 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 medium-sized courgette, deseeded...

  • One man’s meat is...

    One man’s meat is...

    Ed eats HaywharfXatt it-TibenFloriana Food: 4/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 3/10Overall: 4/10 There is one question that sums up any experience: will a client return? This applies to every case in which a product or service is delivered. If...

  • French treats

    French treats

    I love travelling through a region which tells me, just from what I see around me, what I shall be eating for dinner. Brittany is a perfect example. Its sheltered bays, clean waters and gentle river estuaries around Concarneau and the bay of...

  • Refreshing rosé wines

    Refreshing rosé wines

    Some years ago I wrote about how quality rosé wines were not as popular in Malta as in other Mediterranean countries. At that time, the only rosé wines consumed in significant quantities were Mateus and Lancers. It seems times have changed and we...

  • Marsovin wine festival returns

    Marsovin wine festival returns

    Marsovin is holding its seventh edition of their wine festival at Hastings Garden in Valletta next weekend. Patrons may enjoy a vast selection of certified DOK and IĠT quality wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo while listening to live...

  • Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treated Valletta workers, residents and passers-by to a free coffee and muffin breakfast last week, to celebrate its opening at the Embassy Shopping Complex. “Everyone loves to start their day with a good coffee so we thought this...

  • World on a plate

    World on a plate

    The new Q-Zins Restaurant at San Antonio Hotel, in Buġibba, serves various cuisines under one roof: Mediterranean, Italian and Asian, with a focus on Chinese and Japanese. The Mediterranean is represented by seafood, fresh fish and meat dishes,...

  • Sipping coffee at the arts festival

    Sipping coffee at the arts festival

    Nescafé Dolce Gusto, in collaboration with Arts Council Malta, will be showcasing its roadster van at the ninth edition of the Malta Arts Festival running from tomorrow to August 2. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to experience the...

  • Big nutrition for small tummies

    Big nutrition for small tummies

    Available in eight flavours, Cerelac is a highly nutritious, easily digested instant cereal, containing milk powder. Cerelac is the ideal complement to babies’ diets at weaning and beyond. Based on wholesome grains and fortified with key vitamins...

  • Colour change

    Colour change

    Maltese and Gozitan grapes are entering their final stage of ripening, and it’s ‘all change’ as their true colours develop. Often referred to as ‘veraison’, which normally takes place some 40 to 50 days after fruit sets, one of the first red...

  • Strawberry panna cotta

    Strawberry panna cotta

    Ingredients250ml cream250ml fresh strawberry purée2½ unflavoured gelatin90ml cream (warm)90 white sugar1½ tsp vanilla extract Method Pour 90ml cream into a saucepan and stir in the gelatin leaves, together with the sugar, and set over medium heat,...

  • Beef pies

    Beef pies

    Serves 6 Ingredients500g puff pastry1 egg, lightly beaten For the filling:1 tbsp oil2 onions, chopped500g diced chuck steak1 cup beef stock⅓ cup red wine2 tbsps tomato paste2 tbsps plain (all-purpose) flour salt and cracked pepper to taste2 tbsps...

  • Marinated chicken kebabs

    Marinated chicken kebabs

    Ingredients6 tbsps olive oil4 tbsps honey4 tbsps soy saucefreshly ground pepper2 skinless chicken breastsgarlic8 small onions1 green bell pepper1 red bell peppermushrooms Method In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, soy sauce and pepper.

  • Egg drop soup

    Egg drop soup

    Serves 4 Ingredients:2 tbsps cornstarch3 tbsps water1¾ cups (425ml) homemade chicken broth or 1 can (400g) chicken broth1 cup (250 ml) waterhalf tomato, diced3 dashes white pepperhalf a teaspoon salt or to taste2 large eggs, lightly...

  • Rockfish balls with black ink Verrigni spaghettini

    Rockfish balls with black ink Verrigni spaghettini

    Serves 4 Ingredients1kg rockfish (ċippullazz)1 clove of garlic1 egg yolkpinch of thyme15g of pine nutssalt and pepper1 chilli10 cherry tomatoesfresh basil500ml vegetable stock1 packet of Verrigni black ink spaghettini (500g) Method In a preheated...

  • Doses of flavour and reggae

    Doses of flavour and reggae

    Ed eats Juuls7, St Joseph Street,Spinola Bay,St Julian’s Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 There is something quite magical about combining friends with food and drink and music. I don’t mean we should blend them. That...

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