Porchetta with Fennel, Pancetta & Sage

Porchetta with Fennel, Pancetta & Sage

A true Porchetta is a boned and rolled suckling pig, stuffed with flavourings such as its own offal, fennel and herbs and then cooked over a fire pit. Not so this one as A. I didn’t have a suckling pig and B. I am not Italian and this is purely an Em’s...
Pumpkin, Sage & Prosciutto Risotto

Pumpkin, Sage & Prosciutto Risotto

I absolutely adore making Risotto. There is something so therapeutic about the cooking process, the gradual adding and stirring that I find totally relaxing. I always set myself up with the ingredients prepped and ready so that I am not caught out at the last minute...
Warm Salad of Pork, Figs & Blue Cheese

Warm Salad of Pork, Figs & Blue Cheese

There are many marriages in the food world that border on perfection and this marriage of Figs & Blue Cheese is absolutely no exception. I had a bunch of figs in the fridge and it took me days to decide what I wanted to do with them until friends arrived with a...
Roast Chicken with Speck, Cranberry & Pine Nut Stuffing

Roast Chicken with Speck, Cranberry & Pine Nut Stuffing

I kid you not, this was probably the BEST Roast Chicken I have ever cooked. Wether it was the quality of the bird, the moist and flavour packed stuffing, the lashings of butter under and on top of the skin or the fact that I have mastered my meat thermometer, The...
Prosciutto & Sage Wrapped Pork Loin with Fig & Fennel Jus

Prosciutto & Sage Wrapped Pork Loin with Fig & Fennel Jus

You may have noticed from previous posts that I am a fan of Broccolini.  That is true, but that is not what this recipe is about.  It is about the tender, lean pork fillet, wrapped in aromatic sage leaves and salty prosciutto, drizzled with a wine rich, sweet, fig and...
Prosciutto & Sage Wrapped Pork Loin with Fig & Fennel Jus

Pork, Pancetta & Sage Pot Pies with Parsnip Topper

Well this is an extremely exciting moment for me.  Recipe Number 400!!  That is a whole lot of foodie love, a hell of a lot of eating, cooking, writing, insomnia and a lot of blood, burns, sweat & tears.  There have been a few failures along the way  and I have to...
Slow Cooked Pork with Sage, Lemon and Olives

Slow Cooked Pork with Sage, Lemon and Olives

*Revised Recipe* Slow Cooked Pork is definitely the highlight of this dish, very closely followed by a burst of sweet cherry tomato and a buttery Sicilian olive.  Let us not forget the rich tomato sauce with the sharp tang of lemon, earthy sage and a hint of chilli...

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