Monthly Archives: April 2011

Leftover Oxtail and pasta sauce

If you ever have any leftovers involving a meat dish, you can always add, the next day, a sauté of olive oil and either onion or garlic, and some plum tomatoes out of a can or fresh tomatoes if they … Continue reading

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Roman Pollo alla Cacciatora

“Pollo alla Cacciatora” is a recipe for cooking chicken “the hunter’s way” and is a very traditional dish, which would have been eaten typically of a Sunday. If you think about it, however, ‘Hunter’s chicken’ seems to be a bit … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Asparagus and Sausage – If you can’t beat them, eat them! (Gnocchi that is …)

This post follows on from another entitled “The trouble with gnocchi” which is supposed to be a blow by blow account of how to make gnocchi from scratch.  If anyone is foolish enough to want to try making gnocchi, and … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Gnocchi – How to Make Home-Made Gnocchi

I already mentioned in one of my posts that our nuclear family can be a quartet of radically differing likes and dislikes at the table and,  since starting my food blog last September, I have had reason to view this … Continue reading

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La Roncola

There are many reasons, as we all know, for dining out … and one doesn’t always go out to eat in order to discover the latest titbit or fad in gastronomic fashion, on the contrary it’s often very pleasant to … Continue reading

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Ricotta and spinach ravioli – part 2

Now that the ravioli are ready to be cooked — let’s cook them! Get the water boiling and add the right amount of salt.  Grate some parmesan cheese.  Cut up the tomatoes.  Get some olive oil and some butter.  Get … Continue reading

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Ricotta and spinach ravioli – part 1

It was the Sunday after a late Saturday night.  And I hadn’t been girl scout enough to think, make a list and shop for what we would eat that day.  So it was with a bit of trepidation in my … Continue reading

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