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Bring the Mediterranean into your kitchen


It’s about that time of year when we all feel like the December slow-down can’t come soon enough. If I had endless money I’d pay for all of us to take a delicious Mediterranean cruise, but alas. What I can do though, is ask Nina Timm from My Easy Cooking, to help us get that holiday feel this weekend.

This escape to the Mediterranean will cost you very little time and budget to plan, really all it will take is a quick trip to your nearest supermarket and some time to whip it up.

Nina Timm.resizeMediterranean Delicacies Products are just so convenient. I know you can probably make them cheaper yourself, but only if your time has no value. At the moment, my time is so little and precious and I have to balance so many things, that if I can pay slightly more, but save the time and effort to make something, I am all for it. Of course I like cooking and baking and of course I will do it every day of my life if I could, but sometimes the reality is slightly different. It is for those times that I seriously recommend Mediterranean Delicacies.” – Nina Timm


Mediterranean Snacksmed-snack-image

Makes roughly 12 snacks

Shopping list:

1 small baguette – cut in 12 slices

1 clove garlic – peeled

1-2 tubs Mediterranean Creamcheese Tricolore

12 anchovy fillets

1 clove garlic


Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and place under your oven grill to brown on each side. Cut the garlic clove in half and with the cut side, rub the slices to add a lovely garlic flavour. Spread some Mediterranean Creamcheese Tricolore on each slice and place back under the grill. When you see a hint of colour on the cream cheese, it is done and you can remove it from the oven and place on a serving plate. Place an anchovy on each snack and serve immediately!

A simple five ingredient snack that will leave you feeling like you visited the Greek Islands? Sure sounds like a no-brainer to me!


Mariette Steynberg is a qualified economist with a post-graduate diploma in financial planning. She has enjoyed working on holistic financial plans for clients in various stages of life, as well as a development economist assessing the socioeconomic impacts of new developments. When she is not working, Mariette enjoys parenting her quirky, delightful toddler girl. Cloth diapering, Eskimo kisses and the importance of reading to your child are all causes close to her heart. Mariette is passionate about financial education and hopes to use the experience she has gained to share knowledge with HomeTimes’ readership. Her goal is to provide information that is implementable by everyone.

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