Smoked Kransky, Potato and Tomato Stew

Kransky sausage as it is are known in Australia, or Carniolan sausage, actually originates in Slovenia where it is known as kranjska klobasa. Kranjska sausage originated from the region of Carniola which used to be a duchy of the Austrian Empire and so is also used in German cooking where it is called Krainer Wurst. In Italy it is known in the dialect of Triest … Continue reading Smoked Kransky, Potato and Tomato Stew

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

Parsley Salad

Parsley is not just a garnish to food. ┬áIt has been consumed both medicinally and used in cuisine around the world. Parsley is very nutritious and has many health benefits. Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin K and Vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate and iron. Parsley’s volatile oil components include myristicin, limonene, eugenol and alpha-thujene. Its flavonoids … Continue reading Parsley Salad

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

Pasta with Potato Sauce, Sausage and Chard

Pasta and potatoes may seem an unusual combination but you will be surprised at how delicious this humble Italian dish really is. It has its origins in Neopolitan peasant cuisine that made use of leftover pasta and vegetables so that nothing was wasted. The Italians have always been creative and this dish is a sustainable way to use up leftover mixed pasta and with potatoes … Continue reading Pasta with Potato Sauce, Sausage and Chard

Oven Baked Pastrami and Potato Frittata

There is nothing more satisfying than a potato frittata. This recipe adds tasty pastrami and the subtle flavour of red French shallots, plenty of Parmesan cheese and ground pepper to make a really tasty baked frittata. Oven baking the potato slices makes the dish a little lighter but no less flavourful. It tastes wonderful hot or cold with a fresh mixed leaf salad. Oven Baked … Continue reading Oven Baked Pastrami and Potato Frittata

Potato and Sausage Star

This lovely brunch or breakfast recipe uses potatoes, flavoured with herbs and cheese made into a delightful ten pointed star shape using your favourite sausages. Here we have used frankfurts that are so easy to cook with. You could however, cook any sausage to shape the star. The result is an attractive centrepiece that makes a very tasty and satisfying meal. Potato and Sausage Star … Continue reading Potato and Sausage Star

Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato

The sweet red capsicum, slowly cooked with potato and the caramelised sweetness of the Spanish onion with the flavourful tomatoes makes the perfect bed for cooking eggs to perfection in the oven. The vegetable mix can even be prepared ahead making this a quick and oh so tasty breakfast, brunch or light lunch. Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato Ingredients: 1 large capsicum 1 … Continue reading Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato