Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

The humble meatloaf is often underestimated but it can make a satisfying and tasty meal eaten hot from the oven or sliced cold. This recipe is for ‘Polpettone’ which in Italian means large meatball and is an Italian meatloaf. It usually uses a number of different minced meats, herbs and spices to give it a great flavour. You can use beef mince, pork and veal … Continue reading Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

Oven Baked Sausages and Roasted Vegetables

This is such an easy way to cook your favourite sausages with roasted vegetables all in one baking dish. Onions and a good chicken stock add flavour to the roasted potates and carrots.  The Italian pork sausages also give flavour to the potatoes and carrots. The pan juices thicken and with the cooked onion slices make a delicious chicken flavoured sauce for the sausages. Served … Continue reading Oven Baked Sausages and Roasted Vegetables

Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato

Italian sausages make a great meal and with potatoes, onion, garlic, fresh tomato, some rosemary and spices they are transformed into something really special. Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato Ingredients: 6 Italian sausages or your favourite sausages 2 tomatoes, chopped finely 2 large Desiree potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks 1 onion, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced 2 cloves of … Continue reading Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato

Spanish Tortilla de Patatas

This classic Spanish tortilla is easy to make and so tasty and it makes a satisfying light lunch. The focus is on the potatoes and onions rather than the eggs and the tortilla can be eaten hot or cold. Simple yet so delicious. Ingredients: 300g potatoes sliced thinly 1 onion thinly sliced 6 eggs (600 g) 2 tablespoons  olive oil 2 Tblsp of Parsley chopped … Continue reading Spanish Tortilla de Patatas

Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

Tender slow cooked corned beef, cooked in spices and broth with root vegetables and cabbage makes a perfect winter meal. Just prepare everything and place into your slow cooker over night and next day it your corned beef will be tender and delicious. Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients: 1 piece of corned beef 1.5-2 kg 3 parsnips, peeled and cut into pieces 2 … Continue reading Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

This soup is cooked slow and long and is rich in vegetables and herbs and full of flavour and hearty goodness.  Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup Ingredients: Borlotti beans, fresh, canned or dried beans that have been soaked and cooked 2L vegetable stock 1 stick celery, chopped 4 potatoes, cut into wedges 2 large carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped finely 2 rashers of bacon, … Continue reading Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

We have just harvested our potatoes and so this recipe for pan roasted chicken and potatoes cooked in white wine with fresh rosemary is a satisfying and delicious way to cook them. The potatoes are tender and flavourful and the chicken is moist. Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes Ingredients: 6 skinless chicken thigh chops (with the bone in) or thigh fillets 4 medium potatoes, peeled, cut … Continue reading Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

Moussaka with Potatoes

Mario made a wonderful moussaka with eggplant, potatoes and zucchini inspired by Alex Petretzikis.  Not having a zucchini handy I have created my own version and share this with you. I used the potatoes harvested from Veronica’s garden bed and the last of the summer’s eggplants. The Greek bechamel sauce is enriched with an egg yolk and the traditional addition of herbs and  spices gives … Continue reading Moussaka with Potatoes