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For the love of cookbooks, food blogs and other thoughts

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Blogs are funny things, especially when you’re just starting out. You have this space on the web where you can write about whatever you want (well, within certain limits of course but as long as you don’t harm yourself and anyone else in the process then you’re fine) and be whatever you want for that matter. A few days ago a lovely reader asked me for some advice on starting a blog and this got me thinking about how I started out. She didn’t want to know about the technical details as such, even though I think you need to know the basic stuff beforehand. What she was interested in is how to get going and how to get the message across. I gave her a few things to think about, which I listed below. I’ve been thinking about writing a few words on this but never got round to doing it. I guess the time has finally come.

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Pizza

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During the past few weeks I made quite a number of pizzas, reason being I’m still testing out my oven. I didn’t want to bake before making sure I wasn’t about to burn anything. A couple of friends whom I visited last Saturday are still waiting for a lemon drizzle cake. And this morning, when I actually had some time on my hands, I ran out of sugar, so the cake just has to wait. My mum came over for a short visit though and we made some pizzas for lunch.

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Stolen items from restaurants…

James Ramsden’s article on The Guardian on Tuesday was pretty interesting, and the topic also made it on BBC Breakfast. Items range from the basic napkin to toilet flushers! One of the obvious questions would be: what exactly are you going to do with a toilet flusher? Fixing your loo at home I guess! Apparently people tweet about stealing stuff too. Amazing. This can go under #notonlyinMalta on Twitter. If you’re interested, you can find the article here. To read Jamie’s interview to the Radio Times click here.

Rob x