It’s hard to believe that February is already upon us. Seriously, how did that happen? Mum’s delicious Christmas dinner, the escape up north to the top of Mount Manaia, a house move … all seem like they happened yesterday. Well they didn’t. Time ticking is as simple as that (it ticks!) so for us ‘Southern […]
Category: Ilaria’s Blog & Recipes
As it turns out, 18 lettuce seedlings in a 30cm x 30cm planter is actually quite excessive.
A sprinkle of spicy chorizo crumb gives Ilaria’s soup a bit of oomph!
Introducing my roast pumpkin and pear salad – possibly one of the most delicious combinations of fruit and veg ever.
Stunning to look at, full of goodness and tastes divine.
Freekeh freak-out! Traffic light bright!
No freekeh? Use burghul or couscous … just get cooking them.
Caesar Salad? I’m doing it my way!
Sticky, sweet, lemony-tart, and simply too hard to resist.
Stacked, overlapped or a tumble? Ilaria puts her spin on it.
When it’s sunny in London – out you go!
Skinny green stems never tasted so good.
Ilaria enjoys beer and Flemish feasts in Belgium
Ilaria’s at it again – dreaming of summer while in the depths of a dreary London winter.
Thank god for ovens, for shallow roasting tins, for non-stick baking paper and for vegetables!
Cook in the pan. Serve in the pan. Only one thing to wash. Mum – it could be good for you on Waiheke to save water!
My house. Too cute!!! Check out that bay window!
Walking to work helps offload some of the over-indulgence!
Doughnuts. Yum. Stuff ’em in …
I can never go past the beautiful reflections of the coloured walls in Lea canal without pausing for a look.
Hi. Ilaria here. It was freakish energetic excitement that helped us get out of bed at a goddam awful time in the morning to catch a cheap flight to Barcelona. But it was all worth it once we touched down about 10am, Spain-time. This city boasts a curiously beautiful balance of 21st century inevitability and […]
Tuscany makes me think of tomatoes, basil, and the beach. Oh, and this gorgeously fresh tomato sauce.
This makes the sweetest tomato sauce imaginable, but you must start with great tomatoes.
Thatched roof, pig on a beach, Durdle Door, whatever next!
Ilaria goes wandering.
My kind of bread – mix it, bake it, eat it. No kneading, rising or faffing around with these babies.
Basically, a big feast of carby-goodness will always put a smile on my face.