This Monday we delve into a Maltese favourite - Imqarrun il-Forn (baked macaroni). This dish is perfect for Winter, but would make a great Summer dish too, especially paired with an ice-cold Cisk! The Maltese way is to cook until crispy, however you can modify this method as you prefer. Ingredients: 500g macaroni 2 medium … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Imqarrun il-Forn
2017 is over and done with, and people all over the world are looking ahead and making plans that promise to make their 2018 their best year yet. Sound great, right? Well, the thing about those pesky New Year’s Resolutions is that year after year (without fail), we make loads of promises to ourselves with … Continue reading 5 Ideas for your New Year’s Resolutions – 2018 Edition
A brand new year has just begun! And what better way to usher in a sparkling new start than with a classic champagne cocktail - classy enough to impress your friends, and with just the right amount of alcohol to enjoy! Ingredients 1 white sugar cube 2 dashes bitters 20ml/¾fl oz cognac enough champagne to … Continue reading New Year’s Recipe Monday – Classic Champagne Cocktail
If Christmas day is meant for comfy pants and stuffing yourself silly with all the festive deliciousness you can stand, then New Year’s Eve should be synonymous with the clinking of champagne glasses, the people who’ve made your year special, and a sense of excitement at all the promise of a fresh year full of … Continue reading 6 Things to do this New Year’s Eve in Malta
After all the presents have been unwrapped, chocolates have been eaten, and bottles of wine and champagne have been drained dry, it’s hard to imagine that there could be any more fun to be had over the Christmas season! But let’s not forget about the other days of Christmas break – sure, we don't all … Continue reading 5 Things to do during your Christmas Holidays in Malta
Happy Christmas! The day we've all been waiting for is finally here, and between preparing food, opening presents, and eating so much we're going to burst, we have found the time to show you one final Christmassy recipe - Imbuljuta tal-Qastan. This is not a food recipe per se, it is more of a mulled drink, … Continue reading Christmas Recipe Monday – Imbuljuta tal-Qastan
Nothing says ‘time to party’ like a gorgeous, colourful cocktail (or three…). Being able to make your own cocktails at home is a fantastic way to impress your guests and give your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party that little something special! Put your mixologist apron on and get ready to DIY some sinfully good … Continue reading 5 Cocktail Recipes for the perfect Christmas Party
Malta is a cultural and historical haven; it is often said that an entire lifetime is not enough to fully absorb all the history that Malta has to offer its visitors. Every village, every corner, every inch of this island, has historical significance. From the ancient Mdina, to the provincial Bormla, all the way back … Continue reading How to feel like a Medieval Knight in 21st Century Malta without really trying
Christmas is just one week away, and so this week we present to you the epitome of Christmas sweets: the Christmas Cake. Malta's Christmas Cake is pretty much the same as the English Christmas Cake, having been introduced to the island during the 200 years of British Rule. Yet this dessert has formed a special … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Christmas Cake
We all that at least one friend who seems to be constantly on the lookout for their next adventure, big or small. They’re looking forward to that next rush of adrenaline that sets the heart thumping against ribs and uncontrollable smiles spreading from ear to ear. So what kind of gift should you get for … Continue reading 6 Gift Ideas for the Adventurers in your Life
Winter in Malta is as good a time as any to put on your walking shoes and explore! Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered!
Christmas is getting nearer! This week we bring you the Maltese-style Christmas Log, which varies from the traditional Yule Log done elsewhere in the world. Our Log is less of a roll and more of a delicious mix of nuts, biscuits and glaced fruits, resulting in one of the most delectable desserts of the holidays. … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Christmas Log
Malta is a slice of Mediterranean paradise known the world over for its sun-soaked beaches and crystal-blue seas. When it comes to summertime fun, finding something to do is as easy as throwing your sunglasses on. Since our little rock is synonymous with sun, sea, and hot days spent tanning by the pool with a … Continue reading 5 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Malta
Unless you’re one of those people who totally relate to the Grinch, at least a teeny, tiny part of you will always look forward to Christmas time. From decorating the tree, to trying to convince your partner that you really don’t need so many lights hanging across the façade of the house, and let’s not … Continue reading Maltese Christmas Traditions that you don’t want to miss out on this Year
Christmas is soon upon us, and with Christmas come all the delicious delicacies associated with the holiday! Malta has some truly decadent sweets associated with this time of year, and we'll start from the popular Qagħaq Ta’ L-Għasel, or Honey Rings. These treacle stuffed pieces of heaven are everywhere come Christmas time in Malta, and … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Qagħaq Ta’ L-Għasel
One of the best things about Christmas (after being able to stuff yourself silly with festive food and naughty holiday treats) has to be seeing the look on a loved one’s face when you know you just nailed the perfect Christmas gift. It’s not how much you spend on a present, of course. It’s all … Continue reading 6 Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget
If you’re visiting Malta for the first time, you’ll probably already know about our stunning capital, Valletta, and the ever-enchanting ‘Silent City’ Mdina; but don’t forget about Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua - also known as The Three Cities! If you look out over the Grand Harbour from Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens, you’ll see the imposing … Continue reading 9 Things you didn’t know about The Three Cities
Imqaret are Maltese traditional, diamond shaped sweet pastries, filled with dates and sprinkled with icing sugar. They are a truly decadent dessert, best paired with coffee and a dollop of vanilla ice-cream (you'll thank us later). These sweets can be enjoyed in any season, but they sure do go down well during the cold winter … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Imqaret
We might not have snow or snowmen, but Christmas in Malta is always something special anyway. The island comes alive with the warm glow of festive lights filling the quietest of village streets and you can feel the embrace of Christmas cheer and good will everywhere you go. This is one of the most fun-filled … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this December?
Maltese is a pretty tough language to learn, we’ll grant you that. There are tons of grammar rules to remember, the pronunciation can be somewhat hard to muster, and don’t get us started about the silent letters! Last year, we had already shown you Seven Essential Maltese Phrases which could help you find your way … Continue reading 6 Maltese Phrases for your next trip to Malta
This Monday we present to you another Maltese popular dish: ross il-forn (baked rice). Especially requested by one of our Facebook followers, this dish makes a hearty dinner option which is perfect for chilly winter days. Ross il-forn makes awfully good comfort food too, even though it is not an unhealthy option - giving you … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Ross il-Forn
As I was driving home last night, I noticed that the streets were decorated brightly, some houses already had little Santa Claus robbers climbing up their balcony, and Pama Supermarket readied their Christmas tree outside their shopping mall. Lovely. Then, in a panic, it hit me. It’s Christmas in a month’s time. Sure, Christmas is … Continue reading Top 5 Healthy Eats in Malta
Soppa tal-armla is a winter staple in many a Maltese home. It is a hearty and filling dish which is also healthy, making it a perfect dinner option on cold Winter nights. 'Soppa tal-Armla' means Widow's Soup in Maltese, and it refers to the humble ingredients it is made up of; ingredients which even Maltese … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Soppa tal-Armla
Are you staying in Malta for a while? Want to recycle, but cannot figure out the local recycling system? Then keep reading; this article will explain all you need to know about recycling in Malta. First things first- why recycle? Recycling conserves our natural resources, meaning that products are recycled in order to make new … Continue reading Recycling in Malta- All you need to know
Travelling is a wonderful way for families to bond. In our article ’The Psychology of the Family Holiday’ we explain that families who travel once in a while are more likely to find ways to get along, come up with solutions to all sorts of problems and conflicts, and feel much more love between family … Continue reading 5 Important Tips for Families Travelling to Malta
With Halloween behind us and Christmas merriment just around the corner, November is a month brimming with excitement and anticipation for all the fun to be had. With so much happening around Malta, it can be a little difficult to know which events to pencil into your calendar - that’s why we’re sharing 6 of … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this November?
Due to the feedback we received on our recipe posts, we are launching Recipe Monday! Every Monday we will be posting a new recipe from Malta, to inspire you for the upcoming week. This week we focus on l-Għadam tal-Mejtin, a traditional Maltese sweet eaten during the first few days of November, during which we … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Għadam tal-mejtin
Are your inner carnivore senses tingling? Do you need to get your fix? Look no further- this list provides you with an indefinite ranking of the best steakhouses in Malta- the “steaks” have never been higher (get it? Steaks, stakes? Okay, let’s move on)! 1. Brass & Knuckle, Naxxar This restaurant offers the best quality cuts … Continue reading 5 of the Best Steaks in Malta
Travelling is arguably one of the most enriching things you could do with your time and money From the moment you book your flights and pencil that all-important date into your diary, the excitement starts to build and your mind is quickly filled with vibrant images of all the sights you’ll see and things you’ll … Continue reading 8 Tips for a more stress-free holiday
Check out 6 of the best places in Malta to grab a refreshing Gin & Tonic!
A fortified city known by many names; Mdina, Citta’ Notabile or even Citta’ Vecchia, yet the most striking of names given is “The Silent City”, due to its quiet, respectable and almost eerie disposition. You’ll find it beckoning from almost every region in Malta, due to its position on the highest hill in the centre … Continue reading Spotlight on: Mdina, the Silent City
Every year, thousands of visitors from all over the world fall in love with our majestic capital city. We don’t blame them - locals who’ve lived here all their lives are still captivated by the enchanting beauty of Grand Master La Vallette’s brainchild. Here are just a few things you might not know about Valletta! … Continue reading 6 Things you didn’t know about Valletta
Malta, being the Roman Catholic country that it is, has never been big on celebrating Halloween. However, this predominantly American holiday is growing in popularity in our islands as the years go by, and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. 1. Go on the Valletta Ghost Tour As you may or may not know, … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate Halloween in Malta
October is the perfect month for indulging in some proper Maltese comfort food (well, any time of the year is a good time to talk indulgence, but we’re using autumn cosiness as a little excuse today). As any proud Maltese person will tell you, there’s nothing quite like digging in to a hot plate of … Continue reading 6 Maltese Foods to Try this Autumn
Autumn in Malta might not be as clear a season at it is in other parts of the world, but it still makes the island feel that little bit more magical than usual. The weather’s definitely cooling down and everyone’s in the mood to go out a little more and enjoy everything the season has … Continue reading 6 Things to pack if you’re visiting Malta this Autumn
This annual celebration is a long-awaited one- locals and tourists alike look towards this night with anticipation throughout the entire year. On Saturday, October 7th, the city of Valletta will be laden with art shows, musical acts, theatrical acts, literary events and digital exhibitions. Shops, cafes and restaurants are open till the early hours of … Continue reading Notte Bianca 2017: A Night to Remember
Halloween is just around the corner, witches and wizards, but don’t worry - that doesn’t mean all the events this month are spooky and ghoulish. We’re in for another fun-filled month this October, with anything from dinner under the sparkling night sky to thought-provoking theatre, a tantalising tattoo expo, and more. Here’s a quick look … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this October?
Maltese people; we like to try everything once. We’re not afraid of taking up a foodie challenge, and let’s face it, sushi is very much out of our Mediterranean comfort zone. However, once we experience something, and we truly love it, we’ll do our best to integrate it into our everyday life, and make it … Continue reading Six of the Best Sushi Places in Malta that will make you feel like you’re in Sushi Heaven
Malta and the arts- they go hand in hand. This tiny island is packed with local talent, and attracts musical acts from around the world. The following are a few well known acts to follow this year- trust me, they will knock your socks off. 1. Rotting Christ- 23rd September, 2017 This gig will be … Continue reading Musical Acts to look forward to this Year
Mosta is a traditional Maltese town, constantly developing and re-inventing itself, keeping up to date with the modern exigencies of its inhabitants. However, Mosta is also considered a highly historical and cultural town, renowned mainly for two things; the Rotunda and its urban legends. The “Rotunda” of Mosta (formally known as the Parish Church of … Continue reading Spotlight on: Mosta
Horses are without a doubt some of the most majestic, sensitive, and loving creatures in the animal world, and being able (and allowed) to ride one is definitely something of a privilege. If you’ve never tried horse riding before, here are just a few reasons why you should start! 1. You get to bond with … Continue reading 6 Reasons to take up horse riding in Malta
As the 21st of September is rolling by, we want to celebrate the anniversary of our independence from the British rule, and more particularly, our uniqueness- there’s no other nation like us. Face it, you love us. From the way we wake you up at 6am with our church bells, to the random “IL-LAMPUKI!” or … Continue reading 7 Things that make us Maltese
The Three Cities are known individually as Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa, yet locals known them by other names; “Bormla”, “l-Isla” and “il-Birgu”, respectively. These cities have, in time, settled into quiet traditionally authentic Maltese villages, yet in the past they were not only regarded as homes, but as crucial fortresses of the island, to almost … Continue reading Spotlight on: The Three Cities
It’s 5pm somewhere, right? 1. Żmerc, Attard This bar is an absolute favourite of all; those who have only just discovered alcohol (legally) and those who are older and wiser, who only come down for a pint or two with friends. Its versatility, combined with a friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere, makes for the perfect “change of … Continue reading 5 of the Best Bars in Malta for when it’s Wine o’clock
Well hello sultry September! As summer slowly starts to turn into a pleasantly-warm (yet sometimes humid) Autumn, people all over the island rejoice at the thought of changing things up a little, breaking out the cardigans and light scarves in anticipation of not melting like an ice-cream under the August sun. You’ll be happy to … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this September?
There’s nothing quite like taking a little time out, grabbing a fresh new book, and spending hours lost between its pages. If you’re a bookworm in search of the perfect reading spot, here are just a few of our favourites! 1. Books and Cups, Gzira A cosy cafe tucked away in one of Gzira’s streets, … Continue reading 7 Perfect Places for Bookworms in Malta
Magic is something that was ever-present in our childhood, but less so in our adulthood. From Disney movies, to television series like Bewitched, and finally, Harry Potter- who hasn’t been mesmerized by the idea of magic? Magic has been around for centuries, it is known as one of the oldest and most sought-after genres of … Continue reading Do you believe in Magic?
Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, casual gymgoer, or proud couch potato, it’s never a bad idea to mix a little exercise into your summertime fun, right? Staying active doesn’t have to be a chore – here are just a few of our favourite ways to get moving while you explore Malta and make the most … Continue reading 5 Ways to Have Fun and Stay Active in Malta
Summer in Malta is known for a multitude of things- beaches, concerts, unbearable heat (I’m talking about you, heatwave ‘Lucifer’), but among the locals, summer usually indicates one thing- village festas. They are held on particular dates between the months of May and September. Love them or hate them, they happen; fireworks, festoons, flags, petards, … Continue reading The Maltese Village Festas- Where to go this summer
Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is so beautiful that Maltesers and tourists alike love to escape there for weekend breaks or day trips to enjoy its idyllic beaches and laid-back vibe. No trip to Malta is complete without spending at least a day in Gozo, so here are just 6 things to help get you started … Continue reading 6 Things to Do when you Visit Gozo