The salad that originated in Capri is a classic and in this pasta bake I use the same ingredients. It is lightly baked and then before it is served, I top it again with more of the same fresh ingredients.
With two Farmers Markets on the island we are spoilt for choice. Local fruit and vegetables are available for the consumer on the same day of harvest and distributed all over the island within a few hours. I visited Doreen this week at her stall in Ta’Qali and she explains that although peaches are graded according to their size and the prices varies, the … Read More Penne Gorgonzola with Walnuts and a visit to Farmers Market
So simple and straighforward, everyone loves this dish. I always add dried mint whenever i use fresh mint, just a touch, it seems to bring out more of a rounded flavor and gives the overall taste more depth without the addition of too many flavors.
Simple, straightforward and delicious, here is how it is made: Allow 75g to 110g of penne per portion depending on appetites 3 large red bell peppers 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped 1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper 650 grams crushed, diced or whole tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2/3 cup grated pecorino cheese A handful of Basil … Read More Penne with Roasted pepper sauce and tonight the first thunderstorm…
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
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
What’s for supper tonight? An easy to prepare meal… under 10 minutes preparation time and its delicious. I use Penne Tri Color from Barilla and make a quick sauce using Gorgonzola Dolce which is milder than the regular Gorgonzola as it has a short aging period. The combination of walnuts, wine and a touch of single cream is heavenly. No slaving in the kitchen … Read More A quick pasta supper tonight… Penne Tricolor with Gorgonzola Dolce and Walnuts
A peaceful Saturday night, as the sun sets on the jewel in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, it’s time to make a simple pasta supper using local pork sausages. These are wonderful with black peppercorns, whole coriander seeds, garlic and parsley and the aroma while they cook stimulates even the feeblest of appetites ! And if you do not live on the island … Read More Penne with local sausage, cherry tomatoes and Rukola