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Roast Lemon Chicken with a Honey and Lavender Marinade

Hi everybody! Remember me? I won’t blame any of you if you don’t. Heck, not even my computer could recall where I usually save my recipe files. I don’t even remember the last time I used my desktop to write a piece for my blog. For the record I won’t say that I’m totally back writing on here either, because the thing that scares me still and after a very long sort-of sabbatical, writing an actual blog post feels daunting.

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Image: Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook

Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook (0589)I hope everyone’s having a good Monday. I have a funny relationship with Mondays – I love to hate them. I know that without them there would be no weekends. I’m trying to think of something to like about them but nothing comes to mind really. All that I can say is that I do like certain Mondays, like today. I crossed out most of the stuff from my to-do list this afternoon and I saw my mum this morning too. So a good day on the whole.

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Raw Prune Truffles

Raw Date and Prune Truffles (0588)So this week I’ve been having a conversation in my head with this year. Yes, this year. It’s going something like this:

Me: Excuse me? 2016?

2016: Yes?

Me: Err…I think there’s some kind of mistake.

2016: Oh?

Me: Yes I think so. My calendar says it’s the end of May.

2016: So?

Me: I think that’s wrong.

2016: Really?

Me: Yes.

2016: Please wake up!

To be continued….

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Menu for an Afternoon Tea (#TeaandCakeTuesday)

Three Cakes and Afternoon Tea (0233)

It’s a public holiday here in Malta and I just had a day and a half. This week we are having some work done at the house and we needed to get ourselves prepared. Things needed to be stored and placed out of the way – I’m dreading the dirt and dust that will undoubtedly be going around in the air during the next few days but I keep telling myself that it will pass. In the meantime I am bracing myself. Now on to the more enjoyable stuff…

I know that you will forgive me for revisiting some recipes with you this evening. The photos you are seeing in this post were taken during a get together in the form of an afternoon tea at our place a few months ago – on the 29th June to be exact (another public holiday coincidentally. I’m not doing this on purpose. Promise.) J’s uncle, aunt and cousins came over for a visit from the land of Oz for a few months and instead of worrying about preparing dinner, the idea of tea and coffee plus a few goodies seemed appealing. I never had people over for afternoon tea, so this was a first.

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Soft-boiled egg and cake

Egg and Savoury Cake (6914)I am wide awake. Have been since three this morning. I’m not a good sleeper in general, mostly because my mind doesn’t stop. When I was younger I despaired during moments like these, especially before exams, which made them worse and always made me anxious. Now, thank goodness, my university days are over and done with, but older years come with other concerns. These days I’m trying to learn how to relax when my insomnia bouts kick in. I have realised that staying in bed, trying to sleep makes the whole thing worse for me. So I get up and do what I love to do best: catch up on my favourite foodie blogs and bookmarking every recipe I like. I read until sleep catches up in turn with me, or until breakfast time, when my lovely J, who’s still half asleep, asks me if I would like some coffee. Yes, espresso please!

My stomach still has some collywobbles, however I wouldn’t mind something like this (see photo) this morning! A soft-boiled egg, so yellow and so nutritious, paired with Rachel Khoo‘s savoury cake. I have posted the full recipe and loads of photos some months back, but it’s one of my favourite things to eat. Why? It’s versatile and portable. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and perhaps on a picnic in between!

Egg and Savoury Cake (6918)Have a great morning! Enjoy. Rob