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Torta della Nonna …..

By |December 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Tart! Holding a strong similarity to the famous and very much-loved cinnamon, speckled and dusted custard tart, the ‘torta della nonna’ has the added joy of a baked pine-nut topping with an almost sun-kissed finished. My tummy rumbles at the very thought of a slice, meaning always a large slice [...]

Pear, gorgonzola & walnut crumble risotto.

By |December 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Pear, gorgonzola & walnut crumble risotto The cold wintery nights have well and truly drawn in, the children have almost broken up from school, ready to await their imminent visit from ‘Babbo Natale’. We are all exhausted after another hard (covid) year and yet we will always require food, warmth, [...]

Panforte this festive season

By |November 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The gift of Panforte to start the festive season…   I always find that Christmas is the one time of year where I take a little moment to reflect, especially this year.  I wonder is it because the nights have drawn in and the frost has time to settle or [...]

Polpettone di Vitello e’ Uva

By |October 31st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Veal meatloaf with Speck & Boiled Eggs   A centrepiece with a difference. This is my stunning polpettone meatloaf recipe that would easily claim centre stage on any family dinner table. I have mentioned before that I am not the best at cooking a traditional roast dinner because it was [...]

Baked chocolate rice pudding

By |October 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Baked sweet risotto pudding   The supermarkets are fast filling up with festive chocolate treat, biscuits, and puddings. Tubs of colourful favourites, tubes of sweeties, posh looking chocolate boxes wrapped with red ribbons and plenty of other indulgent treats. I am that woman, the one who tends to become a [...]

The comfort of pastina

By |September 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Pastina in brodo – The taste of comfort & love   A warming bowl of broth (brodo in Italian) or stock can be a welcomed homecoming on a cooler autumnal evening and the perfect foundation and carrier of many dishes. A well-made brodo can take tortellini pasta to the next [...]