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)

Speckknödel (Smoked Bacon Dumpling Soup)

Many of us around the world enjoy a meal of soup. They can be thick and hearty, chunky, spicy, meaty and the list goes on.  I am sharing this recipe again for those who may not have had the opportunity to see it.  This delicious Bavarian style soup boasts a light chicken broth with hearty flavoursome… Continue reading Speckknödel (Smoked Bacon Dumpling Soup)

Cevapcici (Balkan Skinless Sausages)

Hello friends, I hope you are all well and for those of you living in the Northern Hemisphere enjoying the delights of Autumn.  I stumbled upon this recipe which I shared a couple of years ago and thought I would post it once again. These little morsels are easy to prepare and a delight to… Continue reading Cevapcici (Balkan Skinless Sausages)

Pear Tarte Tatin

To celebrate my son’s birthday on Sunday I was inspired to bake, I have not had the opportunity to make sweets for a little while.  I know that he loves cake made with fresh seasonal fruit. This classic French dessert is an upside-down pastry in which the fruit is caramelised in butter and sugar before… Continue reading Pear Tarte Tatin

Winter Greens

A dish of winter greens can only be described as splendid.  A healthy selection of fresh crispy leaves, blanched and lightly tossed in olive oil, garlic and seasoning will evoke lovely flavours, textures, colours from these home grown beauties picked from my garden. In late Autumn I planted Swiss Chard (Silver beet), Kale and Tatsoi.… Continue reading Winter Greens

Russian Salad

I would like to re-share this wonderful salad recipe for all who are enjoying the height of summer.  If you are planning a BBQ, a family gathering or having some friends over this coming weekend for a meal, you will not regret trying this recipe and impress your guests.  The salad is loved amongst our… Continue reading Russian Salad

Grilled Steak with Mashed Potato, Asparagus & Peppers in Mustard Sauce

A cold Saturday night with no plans, just keeping warm, a dinner for two of a lovely grilled eye fillet and a few vegetable dishes and a fabulous glass of red.  After dinner a relax on the couch and a movie.  After a busy week, I wouldn’t want to do anything else.  Cheers to those… Continue reading Grilled Steak with Mashed Potato, Asparagus & Peppers in Mustard Sauce

Lemon Curd

Freshly picked lemons from my Meyer Lemon tree.  This small tree is always abundant and provides us with fruit during the cold winter months. On this occasion I will be making home made Lemon Curd. There are many wonderful ways to make use of this freshly made spread.  Cakes, pastries, tarts, pancakes are just a… Continue reading Lemon Curd

Pork with Plum Sauce & Choy Sum

A few weeks ago, my assignment for the course was to put together a recipe, create a sequence/plan, complete the dish within 40 minutes and serve.  The chef then tasted the dish and gave advice on how to improve it if we were to serve it as a dish in a cafe or restaurant.  This… Continue reading Pork with Plum Sauce & Choy Sum