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Archive for July, 2010

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 […]

Beer battered Fish and Chips

Beer battered Fish and Chips

July 18, 2010 No Comments

In honour of Master Chef the other night my husband asked me to make fish and chips for dinner. No, it did not take me 40mins like the time limit the contestants had on the show but it was yummy and even though it appears to be a simple dish, in reality I don’t think […]

Veal with polenta and blue cheese sauce

Veal with polenta and blue cheese sauce

July 16, 2010 No Comments

Ingredients Serves 2 Meat: 2 x 200g veal cutlets 1 clove crushes or finely diced garlic Olive oil Oregano Salt and pepper For polenta (will make more than you need) 1.5 cups Chicken stock 1.5 cups milk 40g unsalted butter 1 cup polenta For blue cheese sauce: 85g Blue cheese dash milk How to: First […]

Why the hell am I doing this?

Why the hell am I doing this?

July 13, 2010 No Comments

Firstly I’d like to thank all of you who have taken the time to read my blog and send me emails of encouragement and thanks. It is an incredible privilege that anyone would take the time to support me and in part I am sure some of you are wondering why the hell I am […]

Tartufo Balls

Tartufo Balls

July 11, 2010 No Comments

These are  rich and very delicious! As you can see there is no recipe yet because I am trying to reproduce a recipe that was taught to my mum by an Italian pastry chef in Rome.. I am getting close but I’ll have to try a few more times to make sure I get it just right **wink, wink, […]

Meatballs with Tomato Risotto

Meatballs with Tomato Risotto

July 11, 2010 3 Comments

Meatballs… who does not love meatballs? In Australia you hear a lot about spaghetti meatballs which is not a traditional way of eating meatballs in Italy (not in Rome anyway). We generally eat meatballs alone but in the sauce we might add potatoes which is a very nice way of eating them and accompany with […]

Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

July 2, 2010 No Comments

They look great and taste amazing. It is hard to stop at one.. or two… teehee.  I love biting into them, the texture is just wonderful. I love to eat with texture.. it definitely makes it all the more interesting! This is a Nigella Lawson recipe I adapted but am keen to make my own […]

The Real Food Companion

The Real Food Companion

July 2, 2010 No Comments

I highly recommend ‘The Real Food Companion’ by Matthew Evans. It is such a beautiful and informative book which reminds me how complacent and ignorant we have became about where our food comes from and what that really means for our health and our future. This  books beautifully takes you through how to ethically source, […]

Simple roast chicken pieces with veggies

Simple roast chicken pieces with veggies

July 2, 2010 3 Comments

Here is a yummy roast for you. The idea with this roast is to make it as EASY as possible. Throw everything in together. I lay the chicken pieces on top of the veggies. -above- Prepared roast (before cooking) Ingredients Free Range Chicken Pieces Red Peppers Green Peppers Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Onions Carrots Chicken Marinate Fresh […]

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

July 1, 2010 No Comments

Recently I purchased a book by the wonderful food author Anna Del Conte called ‘Ammaretto, Apple cake and Artichokes’ and as it turns out I was looking for an Apple cake recipe to consume my abundance of apples I have on hand at the moment. So given that the author put apple cake in her […]

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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