Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)

For my 100th recipe post I would like to share with you a simple pickled Artichoke recipe.  If you have never eaten or cooked this vegetable do not be alarmed by it’s exotic appearance.  It can be prepared in a number of different ways, on this occasion I will simply pickle and preserve them.  Artichokes were… Continue reading Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)

A Little More Flour

For my end of the month post, I would like to share some exciting news, recently a photo was taken of me for a photographic competition held in Australia.  The title of the competition is “Shoot the Chef”. The image was taken by my husband Pietro, who is a passionate photographer. You are all more than welcome to… Continue reading A Little More Flour

Potato Bites

There will be a number of vegan guests at my daughter’s birthday party.  An idea came to mind that the central element of the vegan dish would revolve around potato.  The only time consuming part of making these little bite size morsels is cooking the potatoes and refrigerating them overnight.  The result will be delicious… Continue reading Potato Bites

Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork

Autumn has well and truly arrived here in Melbourne and the evenings are becoming cooler.  It is time to start thinking and preparing more soulful and comforting food.  Today is Friday and it is the end of the working week.   My family gathers together and we always enjoy a home cooked dinner with some lovely… Continue reading Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork

Hazelnut Biscuits

Wishing you all a Happy Easter. It is a time for celebration in many different parts of the world with wonderful dishes and gatherings.   In some countries it is Spring and here in my city, Melbourne, Autumn has arrived. May your celebrations be full of happiness, good health, laughter and good cheer.  Easter for my… Continue reading Hazelnut Biscuits

Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese Tartlets

It will be my daughter’s 21st birthday soon and we are preparing for the big event.  I am experimenting with a few foodie ideas that will be suitable for the party.   I am planning to serve finger food on the night to 150 friends and family.  This recipe for Roast Peppers and Goat Cheese… Continue reading Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese Tartlets

Upside-Down Apple & Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb grows well in my garden and at the moment it’s abundant despite the summer heat.  I haven’t baked for a while due to the hot weather however, it’s a little cooler today.   Autumn has arrived and with it the new season’s apples.  A long weekend is upon us here in Melbourne and many,… Continue reading Upside-Down Apple & Rhubarb Cake