Capri is where I discovered this almond cake, sweet, nutty, chocolatey with a fresh note of lemon, an ingredient which the island is famous for. I’ve been making it a lot lately and it just gets better and better.
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Fresh bay, strongly aromatic, like pine needles, eucalypt and lemon all crushed together, with a scattering of floral blossoms on top.
Erbazzone is sweet, earthy, savoury and salty, with contrasting textures of moist filling held between flakes of buttery, salty pastry. Heaven.
Italians don’t need much of an excuse to get together and share good food – they do it most days – but 2nd June is significant in the modern history of Italy as it commemorates when, in 1946, after the second world war and the downfall of fascism, Italians went to the polls to vote to either retain the monarchy or to abolish it and form a republic.
Holey Moley, this is just the thing for a freeze-ball night. And it feeds a crowd, and reasonably cheaply, too. BUT there are a few steps to it and it’s not the sort of thing to try and whip up at 6.00pm.
Cooked this way witloof is reminiscent of artichokes. Scrumptious.
Polenta may have humble origins, being served as a type of gruel back in the day, but just look at it now!
Mint and cumin, ginger, cinnamon and chilli, and almonds, prunes and figs, and, oh, chicken. This is spectacular!
This is one of those OHMYGOD! cakes – simply sensational!!!
This sauce is made in less time than it takes to cook pasta!
A sprinkle of chopped toasted nuts adds more than crunch…
This blog is about things falling off trees … I was sitting here tucked up nice and cosy at my place with the cats at my feet, supposedly working, and I was admiring the trees outside the window. They’re ablaze with golden and russet leaves and I wasn’t thinking about much else as I enjoyed […]
I love the striking colour of radicchio and the way it lifts a bowl of green salad … and it’s refreshing minerally bitter bite in other dishes.
Sock it to ’em with this salad – colour and crunch and gutsy flavours with a bitter-sweet edge.
Best sirloin steak in the land in the Beef & Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin Competition. Winner announced.
Whether you call her mum, mom, mummy or mother, or some kind of cutsie name like ‘mushja’, it’s time for a case of the warm ‘muzzies’ this Sunday. By that I mean, it’ll be Mother’s Day in most parts of the world and time to spoil your mum. Take her a cup of tea in […]
This is a stunner, and a great way to get more antioxidants in your diet. Fresh and tangy, salty and crunchy, the perfect foil to a rich meal to follow.
This one will ring all the bells – roasted lamb bursting with flavour and deliciously juicy, and so easy to carve. Makes a little lamb go a long way.
A gorgeous little lamb roast for mum
For an over-the-top version, serve with bacon and tomatoes, and dust the hot egg with flakes of fresh parmesan. Bliss.
These are so cute you’ll be making doubles!
Light and fluffy, with a nice little tang from buttermilk – scrumptious fluffy pancakes.
Ah yes, hippiedom, flower power, all of that, but no, actually, these flowers are for eating not sticking in a vase or around your hair. And pretty they look, too.