I imagine when you read the title to this dish you had a queried look on your face – how do you have a chocolate mousse made with avocado? Well you can and I can assure you it is sensational. This mousse not only has all the nutrient benefit...
Archive for category: Desserts
Ok, so this may not strictly be Mediterranean, but certainly chocolate is, and anyway, my blog, so here is a little bit of decadence and something that is awfully good at boosting the endorphins. A glass of sparkling shiraz and you will be one happy camper!!! Chocolate and pretzels...
Here is a simply superb honey ricotta torte topped with grapes cooked in verjuice and honey until syrupy. There is so much to love about this as a dessert and even non-dessert lovers have been tempted to try a slice. The hazelnut pastry provides that wonderful flavour balance to the...
These wonderful Italian pastries are a treat that I do from time to time, and they are always elicit the response of -“Are there any more?”. You do need to source chestnut puree and chestnuts from your local speciality store, so you do need to plan ahead just a little...
This might sound an unusual combination, but I was browsing through my cookbooks a couple of days ago looking for a recipe to use up some excess roma tomatoes. I must admit I wasn’t looking to create a sweet dish but this dish caught my eye and it is quite frankly...
Welcome to my love affair with the food, wine, history and culture of the Mediterranean, past and present. Here you will find not only recipes, drinks and fabulous products, but the history of the food and culture of the Mediterranean.
My purpose is to get you to explore and experience new tastes and along the way to immerse yourself in the wonderful history of this diverse and wonderful region – from Venice to Istanbul, Rome to Dubrovnik, Athens to Crete and all places in between and in the surrounds. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted and enthralled as you take this trip with me.
- An ode to play – A painting by Pieter Bruegel
- A return to your childhood is good for the soul
- The Siege – Arturo Perez-Reverte
- A perfect flourless dense tart cake with caramelised slices of lime
- A wonderful Greek chicken dish to share – Kotopoulo Tiganito
- Pacharán – the sloe liqueur from Navarra
- A miraculous potion containing dried wine lees…..
- A perfect Pea, Mint & Feta Crostini
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