Potato Gnocchi with Blistered Tomato Sauce

Potato Gnocchi with Blistered Tomato Sauce

You may not believe me but this was my first time making Potato Gnocchi.  I’m not sure why but I’ve always put it in the too hard basket and truth be told, it is not something I normally order or crave.  It is a bit touch and go in restaurants as sometimes...
Beef Cheek & Porcini Pasta Bake

Beef Cheek & Porcini Pasta Bake

This Beef Cheek & Porcini Pasta Bake was a sensational meal for a large family or a bunch of mates.  I made it in my pressure cooker, so it was a set and forget kind of meal and can easily be made ahead of time so that when your guests arrive, you can just whack...
Pasta with Sausage, Mushroom & Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Pasta with Sausage, Mushroom & Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

I am a total pasta lover. For me, it is the epitome of comfort on a plate. It is a weekly staple in our house and almost always on a Monday night. This is for two reasons. After a celebratory weekend I feel the need for carbohydrates (even though Monday is always...
Spaghetti Arrabiata

Spaghetti Arrabiata

I have been cooking Spaghetti Arrabiata for about 15 years and we still have it about once a month.  It is a staunch family fave that never changes.  It is like your old fluffy slippers, your cuddly bear with the torn ear or your  grey old dressing...
Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that I have always wanted to master and while it has the most simple of ingredients, the method of getting it right is quite tricky. The traditional method uses eggs to create a rich sauce without the addition of cream, which is...
Beef Brisket & Porcini Lasagne

Beef Brisket & Porcini Lasagne

*Revised Brisket Recipe* I have been meaning to do something with the fabulous cut of Beef Brisket for quite a while.  Why?  Cheap, full of flavour and just like the Pulled Pork Lasagne on the website, it is largely a set and forget type meal.  Bung it in the slow...
Linguine with Sausage, Fennel & Roast Tomatoes

Linguine with Sausage, Fennel & Roast Tomatoes

Coming up with new and exciting pasta dishes can present a bit of a challenge in my house as every member of the family has their favourite and they don’t like to deviate. On this occasion I decided not to ask their opinions and went about creating a beautiful,...
Rich Mushroom Ragu with Pappardelle

Rich Mushroom Ragu with Pappardelle

I am sitting at my computer, looking at this image, drooling and wondering how I am going to get through writing this recipe without hitting the fridge for some kind of sustenance to eliminate the watery mouth feeling I have from a severe case of wanting. This was so...
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, Chorizo & Pumpkin Linguine

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, Chorizo & Pumpkin Linguine

Every summer I have an absolute abundance of basil in the garden, so much so, that I can’t give it all away. I always make a traditional pesto (multiple times throughout summer) but there is only so much pesto you can eat without everything starting to taste the...
Spaghetti with Speck, Mushrooms & Radicchio

Spaghetti with Speck, Mushrooms & Radicchio

Lord knows I love my pasta and especially a simple, rustic version such as this.  I’ve not often used wholemeal pasta but it married beautifully with the salty speck, earthy mushrooms and bitter radicchio that became so sweet when cooked.  Such an amazing...
Linguine with Roasted Summer Veg

Linguine with Roasted Summer Veg

I love a simple pasta and especially when the bulk of the ingredients come from my own garden. My summer veg are in abundance right now so it is a no brainer that I incorporate them in to as many recipes as I can and I often find that roasting them brings out an...

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