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Avocado Pannacotta with a Pineapple & Star Anise Compote

Avocado Pannacotta with a Pineapple & Star Anise Compote

Apart from TrickyRicky liberally sprinkling his Avocado with sugar in the mornings for breakfast, I really haven’t used this fruit in sweet dishes.  I loved this challenge and was ecstatic with the results.  I guess that a Panacotta is a bit predictable from an Italian household, but none the less I had a ball inventing […]

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Avocado Porcini & Lime Espresso

Avocado Porcini & Lime Espresso’s

I think that it’s fair to say that I am a bit of an Avo-holic! I include this buttery little fruit in my diet in some form or another at least four times a week. I spend most of my life on diet, paying for my Italian food sins. I gym every day and watch […]

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Rather decadent Chocolate Tart!

Decadent Chocolate Tart

  Where, oh where does time go!  This month has been action packed in la casa Tripepi.  TrickyRicky has undergone neck surgery, I had a wonderful weekend visit with my bestie Carol in Underberg, Max broke his wrist and Daniele returned from his holiday in Europe to surprise TrickyRicky for father’s day!  It seems that […]

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Prawn & Chicken Steamed Dim Sum

Steamed Chicken and Prawn Dim Sum

  Prawn and Chicken Steamed Dim Sum – Steamed Dim Sum is such a favourite in la casa Tripepi as is all the food of Asia.  Like Italian food, it’s well balanced and jam packed full of flavour, reflects the character of a continent and the foods that are readily available in its markets.  Much […]

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Lumaconi con Piselli e Pancetta

Pea & Pancetta Lumaconi Pasta

This is going to be a bit of a rush job!  But needs must and I have been promising this recipe to BigBigJoe for sooooo long!  The last time that we made this dish, I couldn’t hold the scavenging horde back and they polished the whole lot off in nano seconds.  If my memory serves […]

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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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My detoxing Super Juice.

Detoxing Super Juice

If you are lucky enough to have a weekday off it’s a great idea to start the day with a trip to your beauty spa/ salon for an energising body scrub.  The spa that I go to is a little tranquil oasis on the busy Berea and they offer a beautiful sage and lemongrass salt […]

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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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Serve topped with sliced chilli and spring onion.

Vietnamese Chilli Meatball Soup to Warm You this Winter.

I find it impossible to walk past a second hand book shop or stall and some of my most treasured booked were obtained in this way. A few weeks ago TrickyRicky and I set off for a Saturday morning visit to the Essenwood Craft Market. With a spicy, crunchy and soul warming Falafel clutched in […]

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Ricotta & Mfino Gnudi in a Tomato and Brinjal Sauce

Kwa Cheetah Mfino Gnudi … Baked Ricotta Dumplings … Africa on a Plate!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful ballet dancer called Rosemary who lived in England.  She fell in love with a very handsome life saver who came from a land far away!  He came from a place called Durban in South Africa where the sun shone every single day.  Rosemary and Shorty got married […]

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