Polpettine Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Sugo di Polpettine alla Teramana is a classic sauce from the Abbruzzo region of Italy. Traditionally the sauce of tiny meatballs is served over home made chittara pasta. I thought I would try to make the meatballs and sauce in the traditional way but to use it in variety of other dishes. These delicious tiny meatballs in a rich tomato sauce are perfect for any … Continue reading Polpettine Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Penne and Mushroom Pasticcio

Pasticcio is an easy to make baked pasta dish. It is often made with bolognese or other tomato sauces.  I thought I would take advantage of a wonderful mushroom sauce that I use in various dishes. It is rich and the thick slices of mushroom are meaty and delicious. This recipe uses the rich mushroom and tomato sauce thickly spread between layers of penne pasta, … Continue reading Penne and Mushroom Pasticcio

Roasted Pumpkin, Potato and Butter Bean Soup with Sage

This delicious smooth soup combines the flavours of roasted butternut pumpkin and potatoes, sage and the heartiness of butter beans and is a perfect lunch or evening meal. The pumpkin, when roasted brings out the sweet sugars and flavour. Making this soup is a great way to use leftover pumpkin from a vegetable roast as only a cup is needed when added to the potatoes. … Continue reading Roasted Pumpkin, Potato and Butter Bean Soup with Sage

Easy Coconut and Almond Macaroons

These pretty macaroons are the easiest biscuits to make. Just stir the first two ingredients together and decorate with an almond and bake.  So easy and delicious and just right to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients: 1 can of Condensed Milk 250 g of desiccated coconut whole raw almonds to decorate (approx 30) Method: Pre-heat the oven to 180 C … Continue reading Easy Coconut and Almond Macaroons

Mario’s Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Mario has shared his recipe for traditional Egyptian Falafel made with broad beans.  In Egypt they are called ta’ameya or literally, a bite of food. These light and tasty morsels make a wonderful meal or a snack at any time and are easy to make. Mario has chosen to oven bake the falafel for a healthier alternative to frying them. Falafel are formed using a … Continue reading Mario’s Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Chocolate Celebration Cake without Eggs or Butter

Being in self isolation with my elderly mother has really caused me to think about making the best use of our provisons. Today is her birthday. She keeps her age to herself, but I can share with you that she is in her nineties and it is a very special day that unfortunately cannot be shared by other family members due to Covid19 this year. … Continue reading Chocolate Celebration Cake without Eggs or Butter

Pork Fillet Schnitzel Oven Baked

Pork fillet, or tenderloin is the most tender cut of pork and makes delicious pork schnitzels. This recipe uses minimal oil by oven baking the schnitzels but if desired you can also pan fry these tender fillet schnitzels. The pork fillet makes a surprising number of fillet escalopes that can be breaded and baked. If you don’t need them all, the pre-prepared fillets can also … Continue reading Pork Fillet Schnitzel Oven Baked

Veal and Sage Saltimbocca Rolls

In Italy, Saltimbocca is a dish that is traditionally made of the tenderest young veal with sage and prosciutto between two escalopes held together with tootpicks and cooked flat. It is also often made into “little birds” by rolling up each escalope that is covered in the best proscuitto and fresh sage leaves. These are cooked in a delicious sauce of dry white wine and … Continue reading Veal and Sage Saltimbocca Rolls

Mario’s Teryaki Salmon and Spinach

Mario has shared his delicious and easy to prepare Teryaki salmon with pan fried spinach and rice. He also shares his super simple recipe for homemade Teryaki sauce that is so easy to prepare ahead and used to make this dish. What a great quick meal for that weekend lunch or anytime. Mario’s Teryaki Salmon Ingredients: Salmon fillets, scaled, boned, cut in strips 20-30mm long, … Continue reading Mario’s Teryaki Salmon and Spinach