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)

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Recently, I had to do a presentation for one of my subjects Special Dietary Requirements. The special dietary needs that some people have are, gluten sensitivity, egg, lactose, celiac disease, peanut  or nut allergies and the list goes on.  Covering this subject in more depth has opened my eyes further and given me much greater understanding… Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Cake

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)

Zesty Citrus Mousse

Re posting this light and zesty citrus dessert to farewell the cold wet winter and to welcome the slow start to spring. A delightful summer dessert that is light and refreshing. Ideal to serve at the end of a wonderful meal. Ingredients 3 Lemons (grated rind and juice) 1 Small Orange (grated rind and juice)… Continue reading Zesty Citrus Mousse

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)

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

Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie)

During the cold winter months a good Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie is a dish of pure comfort, heartiness and simplicity.  With it’s meaty base, added diced vegetables, thick tomato sauce or a thick rich gravy and a topping of mashed potato, sweet potato, makes a delicious meal.  Traditionally mashed potato was lovingly used in… Continue reading Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie)

Smoky Bacon, Pepper, Courgette & Spring Onion Clafoutis

Originally a classical French sweet pudding made with black cherries, prunes or other suitable fruits in season. This pudding, originally a sweet treat, has conveniently been converted into a savoury dish.  Why not, it works.  It can easily be made into a complete vegetarian course by adding cheese instead of the smoky bacon.  No matter… Continue reading Smoky Bacon, Pepper, Courgette & Spring Onion Clafoutis

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