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The last pancake night was a rather special one. My partner and I were lucky enough to be invited to two events involving delicious (and different!) pancakes and good friends of course.

I didn’t have much time to prepare a filling, but I scoped out this recipe with very good results and it only took a few minutes to make. You will need:

  • 3 medium bananas firm bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To make:

Choose a large, flat pan. Melt the butter in a pan, taking care not to burn it. Add the brown sugar, rum and cinnamon. Mix it all together and then lay the banana slices next to each other. Do not overcrowd your pan. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip each slice, taking care not to break up the pieces. Cook for a further 2 minutes.

Enjoy some photos from our night 🙂




Above: The feast prepared by Malaika and Richard! – my favourite concoction was a mixture of lightly steamed broccoli, roasted pecans, Greek yoghurt and grated Parmesan (middle picture)


And round two at Matthew’s – spinach, mushroom and goat’s cheese pancake to start with. Then I was getting full… maybe space for half a pancake for dessert… nutella, banana, almond cream and crushed nuts mmmmm!

Happy tummies all around!

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IMG_4907Born out of the idea of making some sort of Caprese-inspired skewer and then not having enough time for assemblage, this salad made for a very colourful centre-piece at a house party.

Preparation is simple; it is best to choose the small variety of tortellini as they are friendlier for bite-size snacks at parties. Prepare by boiling as explained on the packet and then add a splash of olive oil and leave them to cool completely. Stir a few times to ensure that the oil helps them from sticking to each other.

Then you will need basil, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls. Cut the mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes in two and tear up the basil leaves with your hands (or else chop roughly with a knife). Store in the fridge until ready to serve. You may drizzle a bit more olive oil or pesto sauce on top. Mix it all up or serve it as is. Serve with toothpicks or forks or on little plates.

Et voila… ready to party!


Next Monday 13th October I am hosting an intimate Le Salon event in our beautiful capital city Valletta, on the rooftop of this summer’s culinary sensation Aziamendi 100. The aim of this night is to engage in discussions around the topic ‘illusion’, with people from all backgrounds and ages getting the chance to showcase their stories, poems, paintings or ideas. Guests are encouraged to share but are also given the option to turn up ’empty-handed’ so to speak and just observe the on-goings or join into the discussion.

This is an alternative socialising event and an opportunity to meet like-minded people in an informal setting. Food and drinks are an option too, but pre-ordering for food is necessary this time. Please follow the link and click ‘Going’ so that I have an idea of numbers. If you would like to share your art or some else’s, please do let me know beforehand also. If you do not own a facebook account, kindly leave a message in the comments below. Hope to see some new faces there.