Tag Archives: Pine Nuts

From The Italian Pasticceria. Almond, Hazelnut and Pine Nut Biscuits. Brutti Ma Buoni. Ugly But Good.

I’ve always loved  Brutti Ma Buoni and make a beeline for them every time I visit an Italian pasticceria. Literally translating as Ugly But Good, they’re fabulous with a strong espresso. Even better packaged up by the boxful and taken … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast Live Longer. 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 350 Calories. Toasted Fregola Salad With Hot-Smoked Salmon, Asparagus, Pine Nuts and Mint.

On my last visit to Little Italy in Five Dock I was fortunate to pick up a packet of Fregola Tostada. A regional artisan pasta native to Sardinia. Traditionally made by hand, coarse semolina is combined with water and rubbed … Continue reading

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Happy Days. Grilled Zucchini Salad With Lemon,Mint, Chilli and Goats Cheese.

I’m craving salad at the moment. Here is a fresh, vibrant gutsy zucchini rendition courtesy of Jamie Oliver. Featured in one of his very first books Happy Days. Published in 2001. Can it really be that  we have been enjoying … Continue reading

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Roast Capsicum with Grape Tomatoes and Pangrattato

In keeping with my quest to embrace a new, healthier me in what remains of the lead up to Christmas here’s a very festive, Mediterranean inspired roasted capsicum dish. Using seasonal vegetables its absolutely delicious. Big, bold Mediterranean flavours with … Continue reading

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Pasta Genovese with Asparagus, Snow Peas and Kipfler Potatoes

Pasta again for dinner tonight. This time its Genovese style with Pesto, Asparagus and Kipfler Potato. My daughter has a swim meet this weekend and she’s carbohydrate loading. Only joking. About the carb loading that is. If the truth be … Continue reading

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