Luscious Lemon and Prawn Risotto
Jul25

Luscious Lemon and Prawn Risotto

One of my favourite things to eat is risotto. When made well it can be light and fresh and bursting with flavour with no sign of the nightmare bowl of stodge that many cooks have come to dread. Risotto can range from something simple like an original risotto alla milanese, which makes a great accompaniment to slow cooked deep flavoured dishes such as ossobucco, to more elaborate main dishes packed full of flavour. The basics however,...

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Ultimate bbq rib sauce
Apr23

Ultimate bbq rib sauce

I recently went to a restaurant that sold the most amazing ribs, since then I have been searching for the perfect recipe to recreate at home. On my quest for the perfect bbq glaze and spice rub I ended up taking inspiration from many different sources and sauces. I wanted to find the perfect combination of sweet and sticky with a hint of sour and a  little kick of chilli heat…….for once I refrain from overdosing on the...

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Meal in minutes
Jan20

Meal in minutes

Cooking doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. With many of us working long hours these days we often forget to leave time to cook healthy tasty meals, resulting in us throwing away lots of food on a weekly basis and opting for the quicker easier option of takeaways and fast food. I got to a point where I realized I was spending twice as much each week on food as I needed to and had actually stopped enjoy the food I...

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Save Money, Add Flavour!
Nov15

Save Money, Add Flavour!

You won’t believe how easy you can make pasta instead of buying it in a store, not only will you save money but you will also be amazed by the added flavour too. Making Fresh pasta always seemed like a daunting task but one day I decided to give it a go. I was surprised to find the process a lot easier than I first expected and also that it was something I didn’t need to shop especially for, all you need is eggs and flour....

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A Bolognese ragu that would make any Italian Mama proud
Oct26

A Bolognese ragu that would make any Italian Mama proud

Food has the power to evoke certain feelings and memories in people .For me a well made Bolognese ragu served with fresh tagliatelle has the ability to relax, sooth and restore after a long day at work……it is the king of all comfort foods in my opinion. The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made in advanced and stored in batches too, so at the end of the day, dinner becomes simple and satisfying. I have tried...

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The Holy Trinity of Cuisine
Oct14

The Holy Trinity of Cuisine

The term Holy Trinity is often used to describe a mixture of three ingredients that are sautéed together to form a flavoursome base for many different cultural cuisines. These vegetables, herbs and spices can vary from country to country but the cooking process remains the same: slowly cooking them in either butter or olive oil. The most common of these trios is the Italian Soffritto (also referred to as odori and battuto), a mixture...

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