In season now, sage is in full bloom and the flowers which are much milder in flavour than the leaves. They are a wonderful addition to a salad, in moderation. Use them to decorate a cake, to make herbed vinegar or olive oil, or simply pour hot water over them to make a tea infusion. Add them dried to your salt or pepper grinder, … Read More Flowering Sage
I featured this dish on TV today. It is a quick, delicious weekday recipe that looks and tastes wonderful without taking up a lot of time to prepare ! You will need: 1 chicken 1 chopped apple with skin on 2 oranges chopped into segments with skin on 1 onion 2 cloves garlic Sage leaves Olive oil Salt and Pepper Fresh Pink peppercorns (optional) … Read More Chicken with Orange and Sage
It is not pasta and Gnudi are not gnocchi, but seem to belong to the same family. They are simply skinless ravioli, the filling without the shell but not quite gnocchi. This is enough to whet my appetite and I am making them today for our supper! You will need : 1 cup fresh ricotta 1 cup grated Parmesan, 1 egg Pinch grated nutmeg … Read More Ricotta gnudi with crisped sage
If you want to read all about the wonderful produce on the island and experience some of the local life here see my Note from the heart of the Mediterranean of today. I am sharing with you now a recipe I created for Brilliant Baking Magazine, June issue. For the pistachio crust click here for step by step instructions the secret of blind baking … Read More Ricotta and Artichoke Quiche in a Pistachio and Olive Oil Crust
A light lunch today and mum’s delcious recipe of fresh pumkin, orange lentils and a bit of grated orange to finish off with such a good result. It is gluten free, egg free, has no added fat and if you leave the fresh goats’ cheese out, it can also be dairy free. Quick and easy, all in one method plus the blending to make … Read More Pumpkin, lentil and orange soup with sage flowers
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 !