Olive Schiacciate

Olive Schiacciate

Olive Schiacciate (or Cracked Olives) are very popular in Italy, especially in the South.  They are cracked olives in brine.  I remember going to one of the beautiful and colourful markets in Palermo as a child and getting drawn to the stalls that would sell olives.  They had so many different kinds.  Mountains of delicious,…

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Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Pan fried Pork Loin Cutlets

Pan fried Pork Loin Cutlets

Today’s recipe is one of my favourite mid week dinner ideas.  My mum would often make pan fried pork cutlets and she would always serve them with hot fries.  It is a hearty dish that I have always enjoyed.  It’s easy and quick to make and it tastes delicious thanks to the abundance of herbs…

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Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell pepper, or capsicum as they are known here in Australia, are among my favourite vegetables.  I have always liked them, ever since I was little.  In summer, they would make a regular appearance on our table and I was always delighted.  My mother would make them in many different ways and even though my…

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Gambas al Ajillo

GAMBAS AL AJILLO #SundaySupper

This is a special post for me.  As you might have guessed from the title, I have finally joined the Sunday Supper Movement!  I had been considering it for a while and decided to take the plunge and go for it over our summer (weird, I know…) holidays!  I am very excited and honoured to…

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Fresh Tuna Ragu

FRESH TUNA RAGU

This is a recipe that I learnt from my dad.  He loves tuna (and so do I), so whenever we saw tuna at the markets, we would buy some and make a ragù with it.  Ragù is a generic term that Italians use for tomato based sauces predominantely made with meat, but not only.  The…

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MATAROCCO

For this week’s Regional Italian dish I am going to take you back to Sicily.  Today’s recipe is really easy and really tasty, it is one of those family recipes that we would always have during our summer holidays.  It is hearty and delicious, full of “local” flavours as all the ingredients are easily available in…

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ABBACCHIO A SCOTTADITO

Today’s Regional Italian recipe is from the region of Lazio, the region of Rome. It is a very simple dish made up of grilled marinated lamb cutlets. The term abbacchio indicates a little lamb in the local dialect and “a scottadito” literally means “à la burning finger”… I know it sounds funny, but these cutlets…

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FISH BROTH WITH GARLIC CROSTINI

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a delicious fish broth.  It is the same recipe of the broth we use for Fish Couscous, but instead of being used to make couscous, it is served plain with some grilled crusty bread.  I love this soup as it is simple, yet full of flavour….

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Pork Stir Fry with Garlic, Onions and Chilli

ADORA’S PORK WITH GARLIC, ONIONS AND CHILLI

I love this recipe!  I have discovered this beauty on Adora’s Box a little over a year ago (thank you Adora!) and the whole family got hooked.  Needless to say, I have made it many times already as it is the perfect midweek dinner: quick, but delicious!  I have slightly modified Adora’s recipe as I…

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MINT & POTATO TRIANGOLINI WITH BURNT BUTTER

Today’s recipe is about simple ingredients.  Actually, come to think of it, authentic Italian cooking is often about simple ingredients.  I really wanted to make some stuffed pasta, but I did not have a lot of time (nor the ingredients) to make a traditional filling for it.  So I looked in my pantry and fridge…

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