Zucchini, Speck and Tomato Lasagna

Lasagna is such a versatile food that can be adapted to use whatever you have available as long as you can bring out the best in the flavours of your ingredients. In this case the humble zucchini was the central ingredient. As it is generally such a mild vegetable there was the possibility of it being overwhelmed with the bechamel sauce and cheese. So I … Continue reading Zucchini, Speck and Tomato Lasagna

Creamy Potato, Sage and Chicken Pasta

This recipe belongs to the ‘cucina povera’ or cooking recipes of the poor, from Italy. It was a way to use a few leftover potatoes and anything you may have in the fridge to create a lovely, tasty dish to feed your family. In this case I had two small chicken breast pieces and two large potatoes and some sage leaves. Individually these are not … Continue reading Creamy Potato, Sage and Chicken Pasta

Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

These individual chicken, mushroom and leek parcels are perfectly delicious and will be the centre of attention at any meal. The elements of these parcels are prepared separately with care to give the maximum flavour to each of the layers. The chicken is poached slowly with wine and herbs to tenderness and also creating a rich chicken stock that is then used to make the … Continue reading Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels