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Polpette, pretty please!

From stale bread to a filling lunch! Bread polpette I use the term ‘stale bread’ very loosely. In my family kitchen bread tends to hide as its consumed at an [...]

By |March 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pizza party!

PIZZA DOUGH – Make me, rest me, roll me, flip me! Comfort food can come in many forms. For me it’s a soft baked pasta with crispy edges, slow cooked [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Zabaglione I give you a sweet Italian classic. Be it a quick shot of liquid heaven or a slightly more in-depth air filled custard dessert. Zabaglione is such a loved [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pasta & Lentils…

  I wanted to share with you over this cold spell a recipe that will keep you warm most certainly but may produce a spell of extra wind! Calling the [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Malloreddus alla Campidanese from #apassionforpasta

Gnocchi sardi with sausages and tomato Malloreddus alla Campidanese Back to basics with ‘Malloreddus’ using semola rimacinata – di grano durno (semolina flour) and hot water. Such a pleasing pasta [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A little nostalgia from school day dinners!

Who remembers chocolate toothpaste or should I say does anyone remember this teeth cloying dessert that I still think of with a beaming smile? I grew up in Bedford known [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whipped Milk Polenta…….

Polenta   If I excitedly mutter the words polenta the response I normally receive is a grunt of utter disappointment and dread! This saddens me desperately because polenta is not [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pizza dough… tear, fold and enjoy! #FilippoBerio

Tear and fold, that’s the only way!! When I say let’s have pizza for dinner tonight you’ll most certainly hear my children cheer with excitement and relish at the very [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jam cushions…

  I’m already missing the Great British Bake Off. The programme always spurs us on to cook, bake and most certainly eat more whilst gaining a few extra pounds. That [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spinach spätzle sparrows with a taleggio drizzle

Spinach spätzle sparrows with a taleggio drizzle Inspiration can be found all around us. Be it in a book, a simple conversation, a dish we’ve eaten, an aroma, a change [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments