Sweet Chicken & Butternut squash curry

I’ve often written about my love of curry on this blog and whilst I generally opt for a mouth-tingling hot variety I’ve recently had to scale down the fire for the love of my family! Cooking for a toddler and a curry-hating husband I’ve had to get creative with flavours and spice to find a … Continue reading

Left over Beef Bollito and potato curried soup

Quick and easy and perfect for a quick lunch. One of the best left overs of cooking Bollito (see my post on 31st oct) is that you are left with a rich stock and, if you’re lucky, some left over beef to create this tasty soup. ingredients 1 litre meat stock, left over beef (shredded), … Continue reading

Aromatic Pork & Pumpkin Casserole

It’s raining, it’s pouring, my casserole pot is bubbling… I’ve said it many a time but I love winter and I love wintery food. Casseroles, Hotpots and Pies all appeal to my anarchic style of free-styling in the kitchen. No real recipe or exact quantities required just a sense of what flavours work well together. … Continue reading

Spicy Beetroot Chutney

My mother has been the world’s biggest fan of beetroot for as long as I can remember and on one of her recent trips to visit me in Italy I was presented with 4 big ones. She no doubt hoped I’d cook them up so she could indulge from home to home but alas there … Continue reading

Spicy Prawn and lentil curry

So this year on hols I finally got my husband, the self proclaimed fish hater, eating seafood. To be fair, we were in Cape Town and the prawns, crayfish, lobster, squid, local fish were all amazing, aided too by the beautiful surroundings, but I couldn’t help but try my luck now that we’re back home. … Continue reading

Courgette Chutney to inspire Chef Enrico Fiorentini

My neighbours continue to pepper me with their home-grown vegetables and not wanting to offend anyone, despite harvesting a few of my own veggies, I keep accepting baskets of salad and most recently courgettes (zucchine). Fantastic you might think but the bottom line is that there are still only two mouths to feed in my … Continue reading