20 Things Every Maltese Knows To Be True

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[image source] 1. There is no lunch better than a couple of slices of Maltese bread with good olive oil, tomatoes, salt and pepper, and an ice-cold Cisk to wash it down. 2. If you leave Malta to live abroad, you will eventually end up with a group of friends which unfailingly includes a number of Maltese. 3. ...

So long, 2013; hello, 2014

[Ta' Xbiex, Malta; August 2013] Dear 2013: You were quite rubbish and I'll be really happy to bid you farewell tonight. From frustrated unemployment to medical emergencies, you really hammered in those nails nice and hard. You've brought sadness, death, misplacement and a whole bunch of wtf. But sitting around wallowing in emotional debris has never helped ...

Female genital mutilation: shifting from tradition to education

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This article was first published on Malta Today.  Before their 12th birthdays, hundreds of thousands of girls worldwide undergo a painful and very dangerous procedure known as Female genital mutilation (FGM). Often done in unsanitary conditions, the procedure is traditionally performed by an older woman with no medical training. Girls are held down and, without the use of ...

The great big religion post

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Disclaimer: This is an open, honest post about my own experience with religion. If you are sensitive to the topic then I ask you to ignore this post. I am not trying to push my beliefs on you, nor am I trying to get you to disengage with yours. This is simply my experience and ...

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 ...

Fundraising frock swap

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This post was written by Abby, who writes the delightful A Fish in Malta blog.                                   My name is Abby, ever since reading an article in the Times of Malta, I have felt a desire to help in some way.   Noah's Ark receives no government funding and struggles to support the dogs it offers shelter and love to. A ...