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Napoletana Sauce

Napoletana Sauce

November 28, 2010 6 Comments

I thought it would be a good idea to create an individual post for this sauce, as it is the base of so many Italian dishes. It is beautiful and simple, one of my principles of cooking… simple flavors. You can literally use this sauce in so many ways. Some examples are in a Parmigiana or […]

Guy Grossi Italian Inspired Chocolates at Koko Black

Guy Grossi Italian Inspired Chocolates at Koko Black

October 23, 2010 2 Comments

A few weeks back I wrote a post about a collaboration between Koko black and one of my favorite Italian chefs Guy Grossi. Today I finaly had the chance to go to Koko Black and taste a couple of these delicious creations. The two I purchased where ‘Saffron’ and ‘Gianduja truffle’. The Saffron one was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Involtini di Manzo

Involtini di Manzo

June 27, 2010 No Comments

Tonight I cooked my version of Involtini di Manzo which we cook a lot in Rome but I do think it is also very popular in Sicily. Involtini di Manzo translates to Beef rolls. It is quite involved process but the end result is YUMMY! I call it my version because as MOST family recipes […]

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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