Monthly Archives: December 2011

Buon Anno Nuovo! Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to everyone.  May we let go and release whatever beliefs and behaviour do not serve us and may we embrace those that do!  Happy eating and drinking, happy sharing good times at the dinner table … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with Duck Sauce

If you like egg noodles (pasta all’uovo) and if you like duck … why not unite them in a gastronomic tete-à-tete?  It’s the sort of recipe you can even make in advance and freeze … the more to defrost and … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERY ONE!

Although it should rightfully be Christians only to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ, it is obvious that this time of year has come to be associated with ‘holiday’ and ‘family’ for people of other persuasions too.   We’re … Continue reading

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Taking the pressure off Polenta Sauces

I remember the summer we decided to buy a pressure cooker while on a family holiday in the Marche, circa 1994-1995 with my in-laws and my husband and our young children all oohing and aaahing.  I had finally relented and … Continue reading

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Aubergine potato cake

If you dice and cube an aubergine and shallow-fry it in some olive oil … and then boil some potatoes, mash them up and mix them with some sautéed onions … you can end up with far more than you … Continue reading

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Cooking in advance – A spinach ‘brick’

If you are planning for a large family gathering or a dinner with friends, and time is of the issue, it is sometimes a very good idea to cook a few dishes in advance of the date and store them … Continue reading

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Chestnut, potato and mushroom soup

My father-in-law makes a present of chestnuts to us and other family members every year and is a dab hand at roasting them at home, spreading much pleasure around even though everyone complains about how fattening chestnuts are, especially at … Continue reading

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