How to entertain yourself for free (or very cheaply) in London

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Moving to a new city can be an intimidating experience for anyone, especially if your new city is one as big and notoriously unfriendly as London (a myth, bythe way). It's easy to opt to stay indoors, or limit yourself to tourist spots, or even rely on your friends for entertainment. But what if you ...

Foods I could eat every day

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The lovely Sarah Von recently made a list of her favourite foods and it inspired me to do the very same. I am from the Mediterranean, and we Meds love our food. We're fairly serious about it. Back in Malta, most of our social gatherings revolve around food: Sunday roast; summer barbecues; fenkati (where we ...

Try something new: bubble tea

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I am a sucker for trying new things. It all started when I first discovered sushi. Before, the idea of it used to put me off. Then, one day, two friends of mine (and self-confessed sushi-holics) took me with them to try it. ...I am now hooked on the stuff. Since then, whenever I get the opportunity ...

A Malteser’s Kitchen: Qassatat

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This post is part of a series called A Malteser's Kitchen, where I ask Maltese culinary bloggers to share their versions of traditional Maltese recipes. This delicious recipe is by the delightful Marie Claire. I always say that if I had not become a nurse, I would have definitely become a chef. When you think about it, the ...

A Malteser’s Kitchen: Pulpetti

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This is the first in a new series on my blog called 'A Malteser's Kitchen', where I ask Maltese culinary bloggers to share their versions of traditional Maltese recipes. The first in the series is by the lovely Miriam.   Pulpetti There's so much joy in recreating traditional recipes, especially the ones most of us grew up ...

The best laid plans

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Yesterday, I met my uncle for what was meant to be a light, healthy lunch. Then this happened:       In case you're wondering, that is a char-grilled chicken breast with mixed salad leaves, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, Monterey Jack cheese and BBQ sauce on a soft burger bun. We had that at this Build Your Own Burger ...

Autumny omelette

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  Yes, I know there's still a few weeks to go before the leaves start turning brown and we start to feel a bit of a chill in the air, but there's something very autumny about this dish which had me yearning for those long chilly nights by the heater clutching a mug of hot cocoa. It ...

Asparagus with sesame seeds and soy sauce

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This is one of my favourite dishes to make because it's ridiculously quick, simple and healthy and goes well as a side dish, accompanying pasta or grilled chicken, and even on its own as a snack. You'll need: A bunch of baby asparagus A teaspoon of sesame seeds Soy sauce A teaspoon of olive oil   Put the olive oil in a ...