A delicious an fragrant winter salad featuring cauliflower
Almond, Pear and Olive Oil Cake
Embrace the cooler months with this incredibly moist almond and pear cake.
Overnight Healthy Rye and Spelt Loaf
I would love to make you believe that I spent days elaborating a new recipe for a healthy and delicious bread. That I experienced, tried and tested various formulas until one day, exhausted but elated, I triumphed…Alas, the truth about how this bread came to be is that a few weeks ago, as I was setting up…
Easy Home-Made Tomato Passata
Have you ever been tempted to make your own tomato pasta sauce, but got put off by the daunting thought that this is a complicated job, best left to the expert, wrinkled hands of a good-old Italian Nonna? Think again! Home-made passata is within everybody’s reach. All you need is a food miller, some empty glass jars and, naturally, the…
Chillie Mussles in White Wine Broth (Cozze in bianco alla Marinara)
Finding myself going through the chills of winter in Melbourne, knowing that the northern hemisphere is now enjoying a hot, steamy summer, doesn’t always come easy. For a European girl like me the months of June, July and August are instantly associated with hot weather, drinks by the beach, seafood eaten with bare, sandy hands….
Home-made Dried Chili Oil
Home-growing is an occupation that I leave entirely to my green-thumbed husband. It’s not that I don’t see the appeal of gardening and I’m not attracted to such rewarding labour, but I must admit I was born with a black thumb. I don’t seem to have inherited my mum’s natural flare for all things green and I…
Cannelloni with Ricotta and Spinach
Home-made pasta is the ultimate Sunday Lunch treat in Italy. Forget about a roast beast with all the trimmings, we need our share of starchy goodness, home-made, of course. From scratch, goes without saying! Naturally you can use store-bough dried cannelloni, but the flavor and texture won’t be as luxurious. And, after all, this is…