I put lasagne up there with the best of comfort foods. It is such a perfect dish to share and is always guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of family and friends. Here is a sensational Sicilian Chocolate Lasagne – it might sound strange but chocolate is...
Archive for category: Pasta
After sharing a review of Maggie Beer’s Verjuice Cookbook, here is one of Maggie Beer’s verjuice recipes which is one of my favourite pasta dishes. As Maggie says, a great pasta dish is all about classic flavours, quickly cooked and totally delicious and her words so aptly sum up...
Here is a wonderful pasta recipe from Donna Hay which I love to prepare – so simple and healthy – the essence of Mediterranean food. Try and enjoy! This recipe will serve 4. Pasta with mushrooms, haloumi walnuts 400g spaghetti 60ml extra-virgin olive oil 250g haloumi,...
Now that the weather is warming up I am putting together my ever increasing list of favourite pasta dishes to turn to when I want something light. Here is a wonderful Ligurian recipe from Antonio Carluccio which is high up on my list. It is just so fresh...
I often wonder whether preparing the perfect dish is a little like experiencing the ‘perfect storm’ – every element that goes towards making that dish something special comes together all at once. It can’t be planned for, it just happens. Well, this dish to me when I made it...
Another of the foods I am in love with for pasta is smoked trout or smoked atlantic salmon, both of which I am able to access readily and freshly. The simplicity of the dish you can achieve with this produce, while still achieving an extraordinary depth of flavour and...
I’m so very much into seafood at the moment that I had to search through my recipe folder and share with you some of my favourites. We are blessed with amazing seafood here on Kangaroo Island and this is a dish I found a few years ago in a Gourmet Traveller magazine that...
When the weather starts to warm up I look around for pasta dishes that fulfil my love of pasta whilst still being fresh, light and above all, colourful. This is one of those dishes and although it has a white wine and cream sauce, this is by no means...
I don’t know about you, but I love basil pesto and cooking with basil which is always growing in my herb garden. This is a sensational Ligurian green lasagne where basil is the star. A perfect meal for a warm summer’s day or just when you want something different...
Now that spring is here, at least in my part of the world, and the days are warmer and longer promising things to come, I start to look for dishes which are fresh, light and above all, colourful. Of course salads are a key feature of menu planning, but...
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