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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

Quick weekday meal…Roasted Sunchoke Soup

A quick and easy weekday meal. Soups are lovely in winter and although it is windy with a light rainfall today, this has been a mild winter so far … we have not needed to turn on the heating in the last 10’days. Sunchokes are now available locally. On the island they are known as Jerusalem Artichokes. They are high in minerals especially potassium, … Read More Quick weekday meal…Roasted Sunchoke Soup

Quick Weekday Meal … Simple Tortiglioni Bolognaise with lots of fresh basil …

Back to work for most of us. if you enjoy your work, its a pleasure to return but if you lack the passion for it you may have the Monday blues this morning…. in a couple of days you may hopefully find the motivation again. I have a very simple dish today, a healthy wholesome and very simple pasta dish with a drizzle of … Read More Quick Weekday Meal … Simple Tortiglioni Bolognaise with lots of fresh basil …

Quick Weekday Meal: Lamb Koftas

A busy Monday and a quick meal for tonight, a healthy one. I am using good quality minced lamb for my koftas, no oil required as I bake them on a sheet and they retain all the moisture. The salted watermelon and mint has no dressing. I bake the koftas in a hot oven on baking paper and then put them on kitchen towel … Read More Quick Weekday Meal: Lamb Koftas

Marsala Chicken Bake and the most delicious Mediterranean Tomatoes

For weekday meals, I love simplicity oozing with flavor. For practical reasons and because of work commitments, everyone’s time is limited but it is so important to eat well and plan meals ahead without too many headaches. When I do not organize my meals at home and arrive late from work, I end up either going straight to bed without eating anything or snacking … Read More Marsala Chicken Bake and the most delicious Mediterranean Tomatoes

Quick weekday meal ….. Braised Thyme Lamb Steaks

A quick weekday meal today with lamb steaks braised in thyme for a change. I like to make use of all the herbs in the garden at the moment and braising is a cooking method that can be used for any cuts of meat. With cheaper cuts it tenderizes the meat and get rid of all the chewiness, but it can also be used … Read More Quick weekday meal ….. Braised Thyme Lamb Steaks

Souvlaki Tray Bake …. a quick everyday meal

Musky and sweet … The rich aroma of fresh sage in mum’s garden this morning….. It has been a windy week, the clouds lurking in the sky with short spells of heavy rainfall. The winter season is short and I am longing for the sun to make an appearance this week and hope for a sunny, cool and crisp Christmas. The sun makes me … Read More Souvlaki Tray Bake …. a quick everyday meal

Pasta from a Mediterranean Pantry… a quick lunch today

Too busy to stop today but not too busy to eat. We love our food. It is one of the pleasures of life and I spend my day mentally planning the next meal. A standard Mediterranean kitchen  cupboard is well stock with tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, capers and olives, a selection of dried herbs, olive oil and lots of pasta. A quick  cupboard lunch … Read More Pasta from a Mediterranean Pantry… a quick lunch today

A quick pasta supper tonight… Penne Tricolor with Gorgonzola Dolce and Walnuts

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 quick weekday meal: Pork Chops with Rosemary and Pancetta

The awesome beauty of a warm October morning … A quick supper for tonight, mid week busy day. The pork on the island is amazing with over 160 pig farms here and it is so tender and far superior to the cheaper imported pork, both in quality and flavor. It is always best to buy fresh and locally sourced and I believe in quality … Read More A quick weekday meal: Pork Chops with Rosemary and Pancetta

Quick weekday meal: Fresh Asparagus Soup

I prepared this soup last evening so that I can have an early morning start. It seems such a luxury to be making soup purely out of asparagus tips but I am using up my bulk buying from the wholesale vegetable market. I am not giving quantities with this recipe as I was lucky to have an unrealistic amount of asparagus this time and … Read More Quick weekday meal: Fresh Asparagus Soup

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Quick All-in-one Sponge

There is nothing better than simplicity. This is the simple, perfect sponge adapted from Delia Smith’s recipe.  There is no creaming method, or pre-stages.  You just use an electric hand whisk to bring the ingredients together by putting them into the mixing bowl at the same time and this is one of the reasons why it is so perfect because it is also so … Read More Quick All-in-one Sponge