This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.


Monday 2 August 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Summer Fruit

Gnejna Bay (12)

Plums and nectarines from my uncle’s trees – one of the blessings of our summer. Our fruit may not look perfect and it is often not very big, but each bite is a delight to the senses as the sweetness oozes out  and washes over the taste buds leaving you wanting more. Too soon the local season for plums and nectarines will be over and we will be left with the bland supermarket offerings – perhaps nicer to look at but definitely nowhere near as delicious.


For more Ruby Tuesdays go to Mary at Work of the Poet.


  1. These look yummy! Nectarines are a favorite fruit of mine!

    Thanks for visiting...

  2. Your island is beautiful as seen through your photos and the fruit looks juicy and delish!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting today. I will be checking in regularly here!

  3. Isn't that often the way: homegrown is best. I think my favourite fruit is a nectarine with mango a close second. I prefer the nectarine with the white flesh. Its juice ends up everywhere just as you describe. I know very little about Malta so will check in each week for an update.

  4. Gorgeous!! And so beautiful! There is something so special .. such natural beauty and so magical about it all! And yes..loads more flavor anyday! I love the plums fomr ym dad's tree..and the figs!

  5. Mmmm looks yummy - very nice photo!

  6. I love plums but haven't tried nectarine yet.

    High Seas Expedition for Ruby Tuesday.

  7. My Plums will be ready in a couple of weeks I am so looking forward to that

  8. Great minds think alike! I posted some pictures of cherries I photographed in Provence when we were there! They tasted wonderful, nothing like the ones we get in the supermarket here!
    I love your photo!
    Have a wonderful Tuesday Loree.

  9. Mmmmmmmmm, my mouth is watering with such a lovely, wonderful subliminal photo!!!!

    LOOTERS is my Tuesday blog. I do hope you can find time to drop by if given a chance. Have a great day.

  10. This brought back so many memories as I used to live (in Pieta) and go to school in Malta! Must return one day soon! Lovely island.

    Happy Ruby Tuesday, L


    btw Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can stop by.

  11. Yummy ! and of course fresh out of the garden they taste far better then out of a supermarket !


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