Tag: pasta

Spaghetti with sardines

Don’t let the name fool you, spaghetti with fresh sardines is an amazing dish. Even better, it’s super easy, quick to prepare, and mega healthy for you. This is a very simple version but I usually also add sultanas and toasted pine nuts just before serving. Light and easy Spring eating, just the way I ...

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Roast Duck & Caramelised Onion Ravioli

Yes, this looks like a LONG recipe. There are a few steps involved but there are also some short cuts, and the length of instructions is the result of my trying to make it as easy and clear as I possibly can. Set aside a day so you’re not rushed, and with some patience and ...

Pasta With Pesto

Summer in our garden means lots and lots of fresh, fragrant basil. Luckily both my Husband and I love homemade pesto, and recently after a week of so much food over Christmas, we both needed something light, simple, and delicious. This dish hit the spot. Almost everything is a cupboard staple, and it’s ready in ...

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Duck Ragu

I can’t believe I have not shared this recipe yet, considering how often we have it. Paired with homemade pasta (usually pappardelle) this is one of our favourite dinners. After trying this it’s hard to go back to using any other meat for a ragu, it’s that good. Ingredients: A whole duck, about 2 kg ...

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Old Fashioned Meatballs

By old fashioned I mean the classic Italian style meatballs, served with spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This is a recipe I could probably make blindfolded, that’s how often we have it. It’s a winner with everyone. My family love it best with pappardelle, which are much wider than spaghetti.¬†Fettuccine¬†is also good. And use ...

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Lasagne

I have been making lasagne ever since I was just a newlywed. It was one of the first dishes I learned where I wanted it to be authentic, without cutting any corners. Cooking anything for almost twenty years makes for a lot of practice, but bizarrely this was one of the harder recipes to record ...