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)

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