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

Spicy Lentil Soup

1 Cup Brown Lentils 1 Cup Red Lentils 2 Litres of Chicken stock 4 Rashers of rindless Bacon (bacon sliced into small pieces) 2 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste (heaped) 1 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika 1 Spanish Onion 1 Clove of Garlic 1 Cup of Celery (top bits roughly chopped) 1 Zucchini (diced) 1 Parsnip (diced)… Continue reading Spicy Lentil Soup

Simple Tomato Salad With Basil

2 punnets of Cherry Tomatoes (Red & Yellow) 1/2 cup of Basil leaves thinly sliced 2-3 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar 3-4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste Preparation Time:  10-15 minutes Serves:  4  (As an accompaniment with meat) Wash and drain the Cherry Tomatoes.  Cut them in half and… Continue reading Simple Tomato Salad With Basil