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So far Carmela has created 86 blog entries.

Savoiardi biscuit

To dip or not to dip that is the question? As the ‘Great British Bake Off’ frenzy has hit our hungry nation again I thought it was only apt to [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tomato corzetti pasta … From master craftsman to pastaia!

  Corzetti pasta becomes edible art! I was never much of an artist at school and in all honesty my drawing is still as basic as an excitable 4 year [...]

By |September 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lemon & strawberry tiramisu….

When I say tonight’s dessert or pudding is tiramisu some diners have a wonderful smile and a zest of anticipation and excitement on their faces whilst the remaining few fall [...]

By |August 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marjoram cavatelli pasta with pan-fried summer tomatoes & pine-nuts

Freshly handmade summer pasta is on the menu. When tomatoes are aromatic and bursting with flavour I love to use them not only eaten freshly from the greenhouse vine but [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who inspires you to cook?

This week I wanted to start off by asking you a question if I may? ‘Who inspires you to cook and create in the kitchen’? Do you cook because you [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Southern Italian Family Cooking by Carmela Sophia Sereno

‘Southern Italian Family Cooking’ Cucina Povera - Family cooking from the heart of southern Italy from Carmela Sereno Hayes ‘Southern Italian Family Cooking’ is not just a cook book, it’s [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer apple rings – Delicious anytime of the day.

  I am just loving this Mediterranean weather even though I spend most of the time perched under a parasol *redhead, however long may it continue? I say this of [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pasta lamination – The process of pimping pasta!

Herbs and edible flowers.  How I just love to embrace the change in my herb garden through the four seasons. At the moment my garden is in full bloom and [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hedgerow foraging & pesto By Carmela Sereno Hayes

The meaning of ‘Tradition’ – The handing down of a belief, information, legend or custom from generation to generation.  I simply adore food related traditions as I believe most of [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chickpea balls ……..

Chickpea balls – speedy, meat free and totally scrumptious. I love a meatball or 10 but whenever I think of meatballs it always reminds me of that one time I [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments