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What to do and Where to go in Malta!

In my previous blog I mentioned that that I would be suggesting ways of how to spend your holiday in Malta during the summer months. If staying in the popular tourist places such as St. Julian’s or Sliema you might enjoy taking a 10-minute ferry from Sliema to Valletta and to spend the day walking around the Capital City built by the Knights of St. John in 1565.  Visit the Upper and the Lower…

A Mediterranean diet or a Mediterranean cuisine?

Perhaps it was the Americans who coined the word ‘a mediterranean diet’ sometime around the 1970’s when the American Diabetes Association wrote about a diet which is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. This pleased the Italians who made a slight change by replacing the word ‘diet’ which has a burdensome meaning to the word ‘cuisine’…

Julian the Poor

For the first six months of my life I lived in the town of St. Julian’s named after its patron saint; Saint Julian. He was known as Julian the Hospitaller and also as Julian the Poor and became the patron saint of hunters who flock to this part of the Island every last Sunday of August for the annual summer feast to shot off blanks in his honour. St. Julian is thought to have hailed from Belgium…

MICHAEL BOLTON – When a Man Loves a Woman

When Michael Bolton started his singing career in 1975 aged 22, I was only 14 years old and preferred other music genres since I was never much into hard rock and heavy metal, but after he anglicised his name from Bolotin to Bolton and started writing such awesome songs like "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" for Laura Branigan and his Grammy Award-winning cover version of "When a Man Loves a…

Being conscious of the world environment and cultural heritage

There are circa 20,000 hotels in the world who have embraced the policy of being eco-friendly and be.HOTEL is one of them. ECO certified hotels are recognised for ensuring the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC criteria. The scheme that was launched by the Malta Tourism Authority in 2002 today…

The awesome Vicia Faba

Better known as the broad bean, Vicia faba is also known by many other names; fava bean, faba bean, field bean, bell bean, English bean, horse bean, Windsor bean, pigeon bean and tic(k) bean and is a species of the plant in the vetch and pea family Fabaceae. It is reputed that the Greek mathematician Pythagoras believed that the fava beans contained the souls of the dead and therefore never ate…

One Language is never enough

Last Sunday, I discovered that there are over 1,700 ways to say, ‘One Language is never enough,’ and I was mesmerised for I never thought that there are so many different languages in this world of ours. True, some of the languages listed are now forgotten methods of communication, like for example saying, ‘Mía glotta oudepopote hikane’. That is saying ‘One Language is never enough,’…

Gourmet – The Dish or the Diner?

Gourmet kindles thoughts of food or drink which is posh and expensive who only true food connoisseurs can fully appreciate. For gourmet dining is the epitome of refinement when it comes to food and drink and it needs a refined person to truly appreciate it – hence a Gourmet Diner! Such exquisite fare is often made by a gifted hand and an imaginative mind who knows exactly which ingredients…
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