The leaves of wild arugula [Diplotaxis tenuifolia] that grows prolifically on the island are sharp and tangy and the edible flowers of this crop delicately sweet with honey undertones. It makes excellent salads and I am told that the leaves were boiled, strained and the infusion used to help digestion. And to make my lunch today’ I have used: Two handfuls of wild rocket. … Read More Wild Arugula and Barley Salad
I love the mix of flavors in this salad and the textures. Imagine mouthfuls of crunchy aromatic fennel and fleshy soft strawberries with the distinct bitterness of the arugula. 1 punnet arugula leaved 4 large strawberries half a bulb of fennel olive oil balsamic vinegar freshly ground pepper and sea salt Arrange the arugula leaves on a serving plate. Slice the strawberries lengthwise and … Read More And more strawberries with a fennel and arugula salad
I have often written here that the island’s pork is one of the most superior in both texture and taste and I am sharing with you today my lunch of a simple but most delicious plate of pasta with arugula and local sausage that is made with coriander seeds, garlic and flat leaf parsley. If you do not live on the island use a … Read More Negneg Farm with a plate of amazing penne, arugula and sausage
Back to the weekday routine and a quick easy meal for today. This pasta is so simple yet delicious and I use a mix of cooked and uncooked ingredients. I like using farfalle with this dish as they do not become soggy and this pasta is also wonderful as a salad if you have left overs. Zucchini are in season on the island and … Read More Vegetarian Farfalle with arugula from mum’s garden… A quick weekday meal !
Over to London for a taste of the Mediterranean at Parparellu’s… Penne with local sausage and arugula
I wrote here in September and in the Press about Parparellu when they celebrated a year of their opening. Parparellu has become an iconic landmark for those visiting London. Centrally situated in fashionable London’s Fulham Road, it is what the Bunch of Grapes in Knightsbridge used to be in the 80s, a sanctuary, a whiff of familiarity, an escape from the London buzz… it … Read More Over to London for a taste of the Mediterranean at Parparellu’s… Penne with local sausage and arugula