Recipe blog

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