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Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

May 23, 2012 1 Comment

Please forgive me but I am yet again going to bring you a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, it is no surprise that I love this man.. why? Well it’s a combination of his cooking talent, his cheeky disposition and the fact that underneath his cheeky face is a great business man who knows what […]

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

February 27, 2012 4 Comments

While looking though my blog recently I realised that I have not done a pasta dish in a long time and for a blogger who proclaims to be Italian and love Italian cooking, lately I have definately not dedicated much time to those types of dishes even though at home I have been cooking more […]

A day with Donna Hay

A day with Donna Hay

December 17, 2010 9 Comments

This post contains recipes for Donna Hays ‘Pork and Fennel Meatballs’ and ‘Cheat’s Chocolate Fondant’ Well I don’t mean literally… I wish!!!! hehe. A couple of weeks ago I went to see Donna Hay at the book signing for ‘Fast, Fresh, Simple’. One thing is for sure, Donna Hay has a huge following by food […]

Scallop, Prawn and Pancetta Spaghetti

Scallop, Prawn and Pancetta Spaghetti

September 19, 2010 1 Comment

As you, know I love to cook but to learn to be a good cook you need to experiment and have a few failures in the process. Last night was one of those times. I cooked what I thought was going to be the yummiest roast chicken. It had a strange yet intriguing combination of […]

Orecchiette con broccoli

Orecchiette con broccoli

September 17, 2010 2 Comments

I love learing about the cooking specialities in the different regions in Italy. Today I am going to bring you a well known dish that is made in Southern Italy. Given that I am not from the South I don’t profess to be an expert on the matter but I will share with you my […]

Penne with eggplant mozzarella sauce

Penne with eggplant mozzarella sauce

August 3, 2010 No Comments

Most mornings I start the cooking day with either (a) total cooking inspiration or (b) total cooking lake of inspiration. The desire is there to create something scrumptious but nothing, so I head to my trusted and loved cook books… and lets just say I have a few… so that thought alone is a daunting […]

Pesto and Chicken Fettuccine.

Pesto and Chicken Fettuccine.

August 1, 2010 No Comments

I really enjoy pesto, especially when we need something quick and easy to make of an evening. In this recipe I have added left over roast chicken. I took home made pesto and 2 left over chicken breasts from a roast I cooked during the week. Take the flesh off the bone and cut into ruffly […]

Spaghetti alla ricotta (Ricotta Spaghetti)

Spaghetti alla ricotta (Ricotta Spaghetti)

July 19, 2010 No Comments

Oh ricotta, how I love ricotta. It is one of those cheeses I could not live without in my fridge. Actually I am a massive cheese lover so there are many cheeses I could not live without but this has to be one of my favorites. I love it fresh, baked, salted… whatever! I JUST […]

Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

When I first started my blog in 2010 my aim was to document and learn the regional cooking of...

Chicken Fajitas

Happy New Year to all my beautiful foodie peeps… it has been a while between meals hasn’t it? I...

Baked Ricotta with Cherries in a Vanilla Syrup

Some weeks back I was over the moon to receive a little parcel in the mail. Thanks to my...

Basic Chocolate Cake

Some things just make you bloody happy don’t they? I apologies for using the word bloody but I just...

Lamb Shank Pumpkin Soup

Given that when I woke up this morning the temperature around Melbourne ranged from .7 and 3 degrees and...

Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

Please forgive me but I am yet again going to bring you a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, it...

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

I made this cake (as you do) for my birthday a couple of years ago. WOW how amazing it...

La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

BUONA PASQUA Happy Easter to all, I do hope you had a special time with your loved ones. For...

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

While looking though my blog recently I realised that I have not done a pasta dish in a long...

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it...

Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad

Being pregnant always represents a time of food deprivation, food aversions and of course the food cravings. Given that...

My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

Contained within this post is the recipe for White Chocolate and Raspberry Marquise Cake. Hello blog, how I have...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

365 challenge installment number 8 – wow where has the time gone. I remember the first month I participated...

Rose vanilla glitter macaron lolipops

If there was a term in the dictionary “macaron obsession” you would find my photo next to it. It...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

It will not be a surprise to my regular blog readers or macaron lovers why I chose this dish...

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