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Triangoli di Guanciale

Triangoli di Guanciale …. and Welcome to my new blog.

Benvenuto, a hearty big fat Italian welcome, to my new blog! This is an incredibly exciting day for me and I am tickled pink with the way that it looks. When I met with Joe, the young gun who bowed his head and did absolutely everything perfectly and magically produced exactly what I asked of […]

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A simple bowl of hot and spicy chilli heaven!

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino to warm you up today.

Thank heavens for Pasta aglio, olio e peperoncino!  This has to be one of the easiest plates of pasta to knock together, second only to Pasta Bianca Neve (Snow Whites Pasta) which is made with a little cream cheese.  Sometimes the pace of life in la casa Tripepi goes into overdrive.  Of late we have […]

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Gnocchi al'Arrabiata.

Gnocchi with a Tomato and Chilli Sauce

A great gnocchi recipe is a must in your pasta arsenal.  This has to be the quintessential Italian winter soul warmer.  Commercial versions of this tend to feellike a squash ball bouncing around your tummy and leave you heavy and couch bound for six hours; but a plate of homemade gnocchi is like eating feather […]

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I served the left overs on rolls for lunch.

Roast Lamb with Pastina

This Roast Lamb and Pastina dish falls fairly and squarely into the “Man food” category.  When it’s cold and miserable outside the smell that wafts through your home while this is in the oven is warm and happy and incredibly comforting. Arrosto di agnello con la pastina is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner […]

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Home Made Wild Boar Ravioli

How to Heal a Broken Heart … Mum’s Home Made Ravioli

  “Mum, I really need some family time” was all that this Mamma needed to hear on the other end of the phone last week. Us girls tend to think that boys are big and strong and don’t have their hearts broken too often. It’s just too easy to buy into the Cowboys don’t cry […]

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Pan fried Dorado on a bed of Fennel & Leek Mascarpone Sauce.

Spicy Dorado on a bed of Fettuccine with a creamy Leek and Fennel Sauce.

                                Every now and then la cucina Tripepi gets a visit from the kitchen fairies.  Last night they flapped their little wings, clicked their red sequined happy tappy heels together and a moment of perfect culinary synergy prevailed.  The dish looked […]

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Linguine al sugo di Calamari.

Comrades Carbo Loading Linguine with a Spicy Red Pepper and Calamari Sauce.

Durban hovered like a delicate dragonfly around 27 degrees yesterday. The days are incredibly warm and the beaches are still sun kissed with sparkling white sands. I don’t want to rub it in, but winter in Durban is spectacular and is the reward Rough it little s http://www.musicdm.com/cheap-drugs-org-pill-viagra/ that unnaturally version Neutrogena out cure remedies […]

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Pesche Affogate ... peaches poached in Italian Sparkling Wine, Lambrusco.

Lights, Camera, Action … Cooking up a Storm with I Love Cooking.

I don’t know why I bothered to go to bed really.  I hardly slept a wink, switching the television off and on several times in an effort to hypnotise myself into Lalla Land with some benign late night news.  I must have nodded off from sheer exhaustion at around 3.30 am and at 4.00am was […]

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Spaghetti all'Amatriciana!

Spaghetti Amatriciana … Cheers, to your Jolly Good Health!

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana!   This year my home has been blessed with so many visitors and house guests. Our nephew, George and his dynamic and sparklingly awesome wife Maddy, together with their son George Jnr have visited on a number of occasions. I am now churning out bracelets, necklaces and angels as a result of these. […]

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Cannelloni alla Tripepi ….

I recently spent a wonderful week in Cape Town flitting from one restaurant to the next; and spending some quality time with my son Daniele’s girlfriend, Suzanne. I must admit that I didn’t do much in the way of cooking at his house this visit as there seemed to be a never ending string of […]

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