Tag Archives: Cheese

Deliciously Soft and Creamy. Risotto With Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Taleggio.

Tonight I made risotto for dinner thinking its soft and creamy texture would be the perfect meal solution for my daughter’s brand new braces. The orthodontist had warned that her teeth and gums might be sore and tender  for a … Continue reading

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Mid Week Dinner. Italian Meatballs. Polpette Di Carne. With A Serving of Caponata on the Side.

When I was growing up I loved Italian meatballs. In our house polpette were  just fried and eaten without any sauce or topping. Today I decided to treat my children to polpette for dinner. To make them just a little … Continue reading

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Crisp and Crunchy. Little Golden Risotto Balls. Arancini With Leek, Lemon and Saffron.

Arancini.  A Sicilian specialty. Crunchy, little golden risotto balls.  Traditionally filled with a rich slow-cooked tomato and meat ragu. Crumbed and fried to perfection. Pure genius. Incredibly delicious. Perhaps  invented by thrifty Italian mamas of  yore to make use of  leftovers. … Continue reading

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A Buon Ricordo Favourite. Baked Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto With a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce.

Today at the local grocer’s I picked up some beautiful early season figs. As a nod to Valentine’s Day I knew exactly what would be on the menu tonight. One of my all time favourite dishes. Baked figs wrapped in … Continue reading

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A Pasta Bake By Any Other Name. Pasticcio di Pasta Al Forno.

Pasticcio di Pasta Al Forno. Literal translation?  From the Italian. Oven baked pasta pie.  Known quite simply and affectionately as pasta bake in our house. There are many different variations of this delicious dish. Ingredients vary wildly depending upon regional … Continue reading

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Simply Scrumptious. Savoury Crêpes. Buckwheat Galettes With Ham, Gruyere and Brie.

I adore crêpes. The French version. Lacy and paper-thin. Next Tuesday we celebrate Shrove Tuesday. The last day before Lent. Pancake day in our house.  Traditionally Lent is a time of abstinence and  giving things up. In days gone by  Shrove Tuesday was … Continue reading

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Spanish Tapas. Tortilla de Patatas. Potato Omelette.

Its lunchtime and pouring with rain outside. The NSW and Queensland coasts are bracing for severe flooding. This crazy Australian summer weather. Heatwaves and bush fires one minute. Cyclones, storms and flooding the next. I’m not venturing out today. A quick scan … Continue reading

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Roasted Beetroot Salad with Honeyed Walnuts and Marinated Goats Cheese.

I’m roasting beetroot for one of my favourite summer salads. And yes. These crimson orbs come from my father’s garden. Of course. Roasted to a nutty deliciousness. Combined with peppery rocket, bitter radicchio, sweet honeyed walnuts and unctuous marinated goats cheese. Layer upon layer … Continue reading

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Real Men Eat… Quiche With Bacon and Gruyere.

Today it is a little cooler. A breather before another scorcher sets in next week. When it’s hot I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It doesn’t matter how the weather is. Rain, hail or … Continue reading

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An Alpine Dinner. Swiss Fondue. Niseko Style.

Each year we catch up with our dear friends Motoko and Ernesto and their boys for our traditional Swiss Fondue night.  Prepared by Ernesto.  It’s truly delicious and something we very much look forward to. On their wall is a … Continue reading

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