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Recipe Recap

Recipe Recap

Recipe Recap. As promised….:)) Here is our all-time, absolutely fabulous basic Pesto recipe…. Ingredients: 1 bunch basil 1 bunch parsley ½ cup toasted pistachios ½ cup toasted pine-nuts (or macs) 1 generous tspn.  garlic (or 2 big cloves) ¾ cup grated parmesan ¼ cup lemon juice Pinch of

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To Start & To Finish.

To Start & To Finish.

To Start & To Finish. It’s been an interesting week…a couple of fantastic exploring trips with some of our guests & a rather large cooking class with a heap of lovely Danish visitors. We had the return of our jet-setting royals & all the activity which that

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Cooking Class & Some Recipes.

Cooking Class & Some Recipes.

Cooking Class & Some Recipes. There is always Panelle in the cooking classes. Because it’s fun, & easy, & typically Sicilian street food. But generally, when you buy it, it has been cooked for a while already, probably in old used oil, & is not so delicious,

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Spinach with Garlic & Chilli.

Spinach with Garlic & Chilli.

SPINACI CON OLIO AGLIO E PEPERONCINO Spinach with Garlic & Chilli. Wash & squeeze dry a bunch of spinach. Heat olive in pan & add slivers of garlic & dried chilli, then the spinach. Season & toss for several minutes. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon

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Italian Food…Menu #1

Italian Food…Menu #1

Italian Food…Menu #1 The focus for this yummy & easy menu is eggplants & ricotta… Rather than the 2 or 3 courses we are familiar with over on this side of the world, in Europe we have several dishes making a feast to share, lots of tasty

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Cheesecakes…Refrigerated & Baked.

Cheesecakes…Refrigerated & Baked.

Cheesecakes…Refrigerated & Baked. A note to my Mother… Hello Mother Chook… here’s the you-beaut refrigerated cheesecake recipe as promised :)) it’s been Shae’s favourite choice every birthday for eons, well tried & true. Let me know how you go!! With much love always….xx Refrigerated Cheesecake 16oz. (500g)

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Sticky Date Pudding.

Sticky Date Pudding.

Sticky Date Pudding Okay, okay…here’s the promised Sticky Date Pudding recipe! Up close & personal! Just one more sweet, nurturing treat before the warmth of summer is upon us… On the back of last week’s Saturday fun recipes, Chocolate Ganache & Russian Caramel Sauce, requests have been pouring in

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Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Red Velvet Cupcakes.

  RED VELVET CUP CAKES Red Velvet Cupcakes.  Thursday’s with Thumbelina…..& Theo! Here’s an old story & a new recipe :)) Everybody loves Red Velvet Cupcakes! Today is the last day we get to cook with our little Thumbelina for a while….bit sad & bitter-sweet for me

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Naughty recipes…Nutty Fudge Day!

Naughty recipes…Nutty Fudge Day!

  Naughty Recipes…NUTTY FUDGE DAY.  National Nutty Fudge Day!   Today, 12th May, is national Nutty Fudge Day! It’s also my niece Abs birthday. So it only seems just & fitting to make a special sweet treat for a sensational young lady. Loads of research later, with plenty

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Rosellas OR Wild Hibiscus Flowers.

Rosellas OR Wild Hibiscus Flowers.

Rosellas OR Wild Hibiscus Flowers.  Here’s a quick little recipe for those beautiful ruby-coloured flowers you see in champagne on those special celebrations. Now you can easily make them yourself! Just have a chilled bottle of bubbly on hand & you are away… It’s a beautiful tropical

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