Risotto Milanese Style (Risotto Alla Milanese)

Risotto Milanese accompanies Ossobuco beautifully.  I am pairing these two dishes together as they are a match made in heaven.  Some delicious comfort food during the week or weekend can be pleasurable. Home cooked, hearty food to warm the soul inside and out. Ingredients 1 onion (finely chopped) 40 grams butter (unsalted) 400 grams Arborio Rice 1 glass dry… Continue reading Risotto Milanese Style (Risotto Alla Milanese)

Ossobuco Milanese Style (Ossobuco Alla Milanese)

I cannot help but gravitate to cooking hearty and soul warming food especially when the weekend is upon us.  This gorgeous dish is from the Lombardy region of Italy and you can use veal shins or the traditional beef shins. The recipe that I am sharing, I will be using the traditional cut of beef.  I… Continue reading Ossobuco Milanese Style (Ossobuco Alla Milanese)

Austin’s Squid Ink Pasta

Today is Friday YAY!   The weekend brings family and friends together, fresh food, drink and conversation.  What ever the weekend brings your way I hope that it is your nirvana of joyful and happy moments.  A few weekend’s ago my son Austin decided to prepare a dish which he has been wanting to cook… Continue reading Austin’s Squid Ink Pasta

Seafood Linguine

Yesterday I visited one of Melbourne’s Markets with a friend.  We enjoyed a light lunch of Vietnamese Lemon Grass Soup with Rice Noodles. Followed by, traipsing around the market and buying our goodies for the weekend. We both stocked up on fresh seafood, meat, fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and deli goods. This plan has been… Continue reading Seafood Linguine

Panzanella

This salad brings back many wonderful memories from our recent trip to Sicily.   Returning back to winter and the cold weather, I started to reminisce of the beautiful tomatoes that were so abundant, sweet, juicy and inexpensive.  The many markets that we visited were full of stalls selling many different varieties.    Panzanella is a wonderful… Continue reading Panzanella

Classic Chicken Parmigiana

I have recently posted a number of Croatian and Italian dishes on my blog in honour of Eurovision.  There has been a Foodovision site set up to share recipes from all the nations competing in the Eurovision Song Contest.  Our community group has had a wonderful time sharing and enjoying the recipes that have been… Continue reading Classic Chicken Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

This is one of my familie’s favourite Italian dishes.  It can be served hot or at room temperature.  Goes wonderfully well with crusty Italian bread. 3 Eggplants (thinly sliced lengthways) 1 cup of Olive Oil (for frying) 300 grams of Tomato Paste 1/2 cup of  Marjoram 1 Spanish Onion (finely chopped) 1 clove Garlic (finely… Continue reading Eggplant Parmigiana

Zucchini, Haloumi, Bacon & Vegetarian Frittata (Gluten Free)

8 Free Range Eggs 8 Rashers of Short Cut Bacon (Rindless) (sliced) 4 Zucchinis (grated) 1/2 Cup Carrot (grated) 250 grams Haloumi cheese (grated) 1/2 cup Gluten Free Flour 2 Spanish Onions (chopped) 1 Tablespoon of Thyme 1 Tablespoon of Majoram Olive oil for frying (2 tablespoons) Pepper to taste Preparation time 20-30 minutes Cooking… Continue reading Zucchini, Haloumi, Bacon & Vegetarian Frittata (Gluten Free)