Category Archives: Pasta

Recipe – Risotto with Saffron & Lemon Zest

What could be more comforting than a bowl of creamy risotto, scented with saffron and lemon? ‘Risotto Milanese’ is one of my favorites and like all risotto, it’s ready in under 30 minutes, making this a wonderful supper dish for … Continue reading

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Recipes – Freezer Essentials

Apart from the obvious such as meat, fish, chicken, peas, vodka, raw pizza dough, ice, ice cream, ginger and garlic paste, butter, bread and soft fresh goat cheese – and in keeping with my philosophy of preparing meals that are … Continue reading

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Recipe – ‘Youvetsi’ (Greek Lamb Stew with Orzo Pasta)

I love one-dish suppers, especially when they involve pasta of any sort. There are many versions of Youvetsi, a traditional Greek recipe where orzo pasta is added to the stew at the very end. Purists will probably be up in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with a Shrimp Sauce

My love affair with Italian cuisine began long ago in the late 1950’s when our father, who was quite the gastronome unbeknownst to me back then, took us one Saturday morning to an Italian delicatessen that had just opened in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Brazil Nut Pesto & Rice

Who doesn’t love a simple pesto sauce especially as it freezes beautifully, making it one of those easy pasta suppers that you throw together in minutes when you come home feeling too tired to cook? This version made with Brazil … Continue reading

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Recipe – Gnocchi

Gnocchi is incredibly easy to make, a lot easier to make than fresh pasta for instance and it’s so comforting, whether you serve it with a robust wild boar ragout or a light tomato and basil sauce (as I did … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta con Pomodori Crudi, Basilico e Aglio

Or in other words, spaghetti with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic and lots of really good olive oil. On a friend’s recommendation I found some edamame spaghetti in Costco so bought rather a lot as I was impressed by its … Continue reading

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