Archive | December, 2012
TrickyRickys award winning 12 Minute Wonder Pasta - Spaghetti alle Vongole e Carfiofi!

Spaghetti with Clams and Artichokes get’s my ‘Best Pasta Dish of the Year Award”

    But it’s only   until I, on the other hand have hit the slippery slope and am having an intimate affair with my martini glasses and my pool loungers! I am surrounded by my boys and we are already celebrating the season! I LOVE CHRISTMAS! So, it’s another quick-quick, DINNER IN 12 Minutes […]

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Dinner Divas: Finals Challenge #1 … the Show Must Go On!

I spent so much time agonising over my decision to enter Dinner Divas.  Entering meant signing a contract that could mean that I would have to miss my dearest nephew Claudio’s wedding to the love of his life Jennifer.  Actually, electing to miss such a special ‘Tripepi family occasion’ did not come easily to me.  […]

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Dinner Divas : The First Challenge of the Finals .... it's a Mystery!

Dinner Divas : The First Challenge of the Finals …. it’s a Mystery!

Don’t forget Turn on the telly! at 08.30am Have a cappuccino …. and some biscotti! as you watch the First of the Finals Challenges! Hint:  It’s a mystery As always Buon Appetito Xxx jan

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Nonna Lilly’s Christmas Biscotti

Oh I just love this time of year. I moan and groan about the crowds in my supermarket and the traffic and the rain, but deep down I have a warm ember glowing and it’s called Christmas. TrickyRicky is a fanatic! He turns from an emotional, semi-level headed (if there IS such a thing) Italian […]

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Camembert dressed with Apricots, Crispy Pancetta, Nuts, Thyme and Honey

Honey, Nut and Pancetta dressed Camembert … a Quickie!

  My Life Today ……………………………….. in pictures! Can’t chat! Spring Cleaning ……… RESPECT! The Grim Reality! So it’s a quickie post today! When I was in Cape Town for the shooting of the Dinner Divas Show Daniele invited a few friends over for drinks and a light dinner. I really didn’t have much time to […]

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Dinner Divas: My Semi-Finals Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Menu and Recipes.

So what is a day like on the set of Dinner Divas? It’s looong and quite exhausting but at the end of it your adrenlin levels are just so high that you feel like you have consumed a hundred cups of coffee. My mind was a bee-hive of buzzing and I was constantly running through […]

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Filet Americain served in a nest of Pomme Fritte

Filet Americain a Belgian Beauty!

At this time of the year when Durban is hot and steamy here on the East Coast of South Africa, Fillet Americain or Steak Tartare as you probably know it; finds its primal way onto the dinner table in la casa Tripepi. When I met TrickyRicky back in the 70’s, the very idea of eating […]

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