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Rotolini di Salmone

Italian Sushi …. Rotolini di Salmone.

My life has been blessed with two beautiful family weddings recently. Both of my sisters have daughters. Cuzzies Melisa and Nicci married within 3 weeks of each other. Oh the joy of it all still brings happy tears to my eyes. Of course, weddings mean Bridal Showers and this means ‘pretty food’. Being ‘la mamma’ […]

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Cannoli Siciliani ... the perfect way to say Thank You on Mother's Day xx

Cannoli Siciliani ……. with love on Mother’s Day

This is a time that makes me reflect on the many ‘mothers’ I have known. And I use the word ‘mother’ in a very broad sense. One does not have to give birth to be a mother. I have been ‘mothered’ by so many incredible women over the years. I think of the many ‘nannies’ […]

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Perfect for a hot summers day Orange Caramels

Flan de Naranja Recipe …. a Dessert that can Beat the Durban Heat!

I always find it nigh impossible to break the ice after a long lay-off! Jan, the hedonist wages a fierce yet useless battle with Jan, the organised-disciplined mum, wife, worker, blogger, cook cum general factotum! All this battle seems to achieve is a Jan that’s frozen stiff. This happens every year! I am not comfortable […]

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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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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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Duck & Pork Rillette with Port Prunes & Green Peppercorns

Duck and Pork Rillette with Port Prunes and Green Peppercorns, Perfect for a Christmas lunch.

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Diva Chocolate Truffles

Diva Chocolate Truffles

I have such a story to tell.  How do I capture the essence of Dinner Divas?  On the 21st August this year I packed up my bags, knives, Parmesan cheese, pots and pans, fresh asparagus, a bottle of Marsala wine and some sensible shoes and boarded an aeroplane bound for Cape Town.  TrickyRicky was away […]

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