Category Archives: Pasta

Recipe – Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon, Lemon & Crème Fraîche

Impressive enough for a dinner party, this pasta dish is luxurious, fragrant and takes no time at all to assemble. Crème fraîche keeps very well and I always have some handy, along with fresh lemons and an assortment of dried … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with Tuna & Anchovies

Fast, fabulous & filling, this is the perfect solution for those times when you stagger in tired and hungry after a long day at work. It’s amazing what you can quickly crank out using the contents of your kitchen cupboard … Continue reading

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Recipe – Butternut Squash Risotto with Crispy Sage

Risotto is such a wonderful comfort food and can be fun to prepare in front of dinner guests – they’ll keep you company by chattering away in the kitchen over a glass of prosecco while you’re stirring for about 20 … Continue reading

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Recipe – Penne Pasta with Vodka, Bacon & Chili

Pasta is so comforting and generally economical, assuming in this case that you have a bottle of vodka lurking around somewhere. Full of flavor and and easy to prepare, you can use prosciutto, ham or cooked bacon (which happened to … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with Cauliflower & Stilton

If you like cauliflower cheese you will absolutely love this dish. It tastes luxurious and makes a fabulous vegetarian main course. Although it isn’t essential flavor-wise, golden or purple cauliflower will add a colorful dimension if you can find them; … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pappardelle with Chanterelles & Toasted Hazelnuts

Chanterelles are delicate and rather elusive – the only time I ever gathered my own was one morning back in the UK, when I looked out over the lawn from the bedroom window of our new home and saw what … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pasta with Sweet Peppers & Goat Cheese

This is surprisingly satisfying and the only thing I thought of adding afterwards that would have made it more so, would have been a few chunks of spicy Italian sausage. But I didn’t have any sausage so this remains a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Baked Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli

Baked pasta is so comforting and this version with broccoli and chicken is no exception with its light, fragrant sauce being quite unlike the sauces used in many popular baked pasta dishes. Adapted from a Patricia Lousada recipe (from a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Noodles with Chicken Livers, Prosciutto & Cognac

I’ve never understood why some people are so averse to chicken livers – they have a luxuriously rich yet delicate flavor and best of all, they’re ridiculously inexpensive and take no time at all to cook. Back in the UK … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pappardelle with Lemon, Arugula & Creme Fraiche (and Turkey Meatballs)

This is another of those luxuriously good pasta dishes that are ridiculously easy to make. Combining lemon juice and zest with crème fraîche creates an unusual and absolutely delicious sauce. Frankly, the turkey (or veal, if you prefer) meatballs were … Continue reading

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