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

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

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