Feasting on Traditional Sicilian Summer Dishes

Summer is a wonderful time of year for feasting and embracing beautiful summer dishes provided by the abundant fruit and vegetables that are available.  A dear friend suggested that we should get together, prepare and cook some traditional Sicilian food.  With the Christmas and New Year over the opportunity was there for our get together… Continue reading Feasting on Traditional Sicilian Summer Dishes

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

Classic Chicken Parmigiana

I would like to share this recipe with you again as there are a number of you that have recently started visiting my blog and for those who enjoy a classic dish of Chicken Parmigiana. I am currently working on a number of new recipes, video and of course dishes. Stay tuned and thank you… Continue reading Classic Chicken Parmigiana

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)

Eggplant Parmigiana

This is a wonderful classic Sicilian dish. I shared this recipe a while ago and as I mentioned briefly in the post it’s a favourite in our family. It is always served on special occasions and festivities. For those who enjoy vegetarian food and eggplant dishes you cannot go past this dish. I had visitors… Continue reading Eggplant Parmigiana

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

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