Edible cigars…..

I’ve become addicted to weed(s) of the wild variety…. Defrost a pack of filo pastry and cut the sheets in half. Wearing gloves, collect a handful of borage, nasturtium and young stinging nettles. Soak in cold water, discard the stalks and set the borage and nasturtium flowers aside. Immerse leaves in boiling water for just 30 seconds and drain. Mix into a cup of ricotta with salt and pepper, and pipe a line of the mixture onto the pastry. Eggwash the edges and roll up, coating in eggwash before baking for 20 minutes at 160C. Great with soups and salads (scatter the flowers throughout) or as a snack on their own!

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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