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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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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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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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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: 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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Tuna & Mushroom Pasta Sauce.

Spaghetti al Tonno, 10 minute Tuna, Mushroom and Tomato Spaghetti

Tuna & Mushroom Pasta Sauce. TrickyRicky and I have been paragons of virtue for the last few weeks; surviving of a standard breakfast of bran flakes that taste like cardboard, lunching on meat free summer salads and dining at night on simply cooked meat with steamed vegetables. We surely qualify for an award of some […]

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Pappardelle al Ragu di Fusello

Dinner Diva Chuck Steak Pasta Sauce ….. Ragu di Fusello

There is absolutely no denying that cuts of beef such as chuck or blade are not only cost effective but the flavour that they add to a pasta sauce is incredible. My mum used to refer to these cuts as sweet meat and only ever used them to make her steak and kidney pies. They […]

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Pappadelle with Ragu (129)

How To Make Fresh Pappardelle

Here is part two of the Pappardelle with Ragu di Fusillo – Chuck Sauce Meal. Making fresh pasta is just so damn satisfying. The ingredients are so simple and basic that they stir up ones primal instincts. Flour is one of the most humble and honest ingredients that we cook with….. Pappardelle are big and […]

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Bucatini al Tonno

10 minute Pasta: Bucatini in a Tuna Sauce

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