Tag: #Italian

And this is Pumpkin month…

Pumpkin month is here. So much choice and variety and at the end of this month we will see them adorned with lights, made into decorative carvings and used in all recipes imaginable, from soups to risottos and also desserts. And we start our pumpkin bonanza of useful recipes here on the blog today using this very versatile ingredient. Here is a recipe for … Read More And this is Pumpkin month…

Pasta e Ceci

These are ingredients of nearly every kitchen in the Mediterranean region. The fresh chickpeas have a very short season on the island. In my pasta dish I use a mix of fresh and dried cooked chickpeas. If the fresh chickpeas are not available this dish is just as delicious with the dried variety. I also think tinned chickpeas have no aftertaste so if you … Read More Pasta e Ceci

To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle

It has been rainy for the last few days, so unfortunate for carnival weekend. We made traditional Italian carnival fritelle last evening at home and I covered them in white icing and colorful confetti. They made me wish I still had little children around… I used a non stick dough maker that mum gave me some time ago but really these should be fried… … Read More To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle

Home Made Pasta from the Maremma region in Tuscany for Sunday lunch…

This is another wonderful recipe from Marco and Fabio from Jessie’s Bar and I am making it for lunch today. We had it as a first course during the Accademia Della Cucina Italiana dinner last week. Fabio tells me that Pici were traditionally served with a stew of wild boar but I am using a good quality beef. If you are too busy to … Read More Home Made Pasta from the Maremma region in Tuscany for Sunday lunch…

Roberto cooks for Jane…. Pappardelle with pumpkin, chestnuts, pancetta and sage !

Well the day did turn out bright and sunny after all. I did not wear a coat, just a cardigan in the middle of January ! So with glorious weather we did glorious things and I visited the largest inner city garden in Europe and in the most beautiful garden of dreams we picked lemons, cauliflowers, cabbages and broccoli Jane came with me. She … Read More Roberto cooks for Jane…. Pappardelle with pumpkin, chestnuts, pancetta and sage !