Thank you Julie and Ilaria Your cookbook has been safely received. I have already included several of your recipes in our weekly meal plan. They all look so delicious and I love that the recipes are generally ‘no fuss’ – that’s my sort of cooking too! I really enjoy your newsletters as well. Jenny Hello […]
Category: Julie’s Blog
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Are all measuring spoons created equal? Does it matter?
Dear Julie I love the way your inspiring newsletter pops into my inbox just when I’m needing inspirational. The simple recipes with seasonal produce and gorgeous pictures never fail to put me back in the kitchen. Mary Oh that put a smile on my face!! Love it – I so look forward to receiving you […]
The Italians say it needs to be as salty as the Mediterranean. How do you know how salty that is if you’ve never swum in it?
Things usually turn out alright.
Well, you can only do what the government advises … and add your own twist to alleviate boredom.
Misty mornings. Mushroom hunting. Bellowing cows.
Tacos, tortillas and a can of beans. Get inventive and feed the troops something tasty over the next few days.With your pantry sorted you only need to shop for fresh items. Mask on, take your own shopping bags into the supermarket (don’t use a trolley; carrying the shopping around the aisles counts as exercise!).In and […]
25th March 2020 Hi everyone, You will notice a difference to the Shared Kitchen newsletter layout this week. As we all prepare to go into lockdown this evening in New Zealand I am not wasting your time or mine with frippery: it’s straight to the heart, an idea to feed your family with side ideas […]
Heart in hand, the caterpillar missed this one!
My brother Pat and I ventured out to the supermarket yesterday. I’m down in the Wairarapa staying with him and partner Lynne for a few weeks. Although they have impressive vegetable gardens and orchards, we needed a few extra things. Like milk. And flour. And bread. Masterton supermarket had promised ‘wipes’ for the trolley handles […]
The sins that have been committed under the name frittata. Stop! No more please. Call what you bake in the oven in a cake tin a vegetable bake. Got it? Yaaaah!
Wrinkly is good!
First up, cute as a button, burrata, little pouches of creamy cheesy ‘umptiousness, with caponata. Now here’s a thing, my late Sicilian mother-in-law might not have given the nod to this quick version of caponata, but that doesn’t take anything away from it. Mine is faster to make, packs a punch, and is quite delicious. […]
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$7.00 dinner. An extravagance? Maybe? Maybe not.
Got a poem in you? Been tinkling a little tune and ready to showcase it to an audience? Song & Poetry Thing FOUND Café Waiheke 30th Jan.
Hey bud, you look cute!
Candy-coloured beetroot will turn heads at your next gathering.
Street food, sizzle & sun.
Read all about Sicily’s famed street food, Panelle, how to make them and what to do with them; how to make the crispiest batter for fried fish and much more.
Broad beans, white cheese and salami … yep, I’m up for it.
I’m dreaming of chowing down on something crunchy … if only.
Squishy avocado? Add it to the dressing!
You make it, we’ll eat it. Yep, consumption of specialty cheeses in New Zealand is on the rise.