Monthly Archives: October 2012

Peas love baked pasta – Pasticcio di pasta e piselli

The peas in question are frozen peas, the seasonal reason being that this recipe is best enjoyed when the weather gets nippy — and that’s not when peas are in season.  This recipe falls squarely into the ‘comfort/childhood recollection’ category … Continue reading

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Aunt Maria di Egidio’s ragù

Maria used to be a very commonplace name in Italy, less so now.  And my husband has quite a few aunts called Maria.   To avoid confusion when speaking of these aunts, we tend to tag the husband’s name along … Continue reading

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Caciu all’argentera: Sicilian ‘rabbit’

Sunday evening, the day after you’ve hosted a Saturday night dinner which has, yes, been a lot of fun but which, also, bequeathed a lot of clearing and tidying up in its wake.  Amazingly, there are hardly any leftovers … … Continue reading

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Food that gets ‘blown’ into deliciousness – the suave soufflé

The poor soufflé is saddled with a bad reputation for being difficult to make.  I would say that a superb soufflé might be arduous to produce but that an ordinary, jolly good one is easy peasy and should definitely be … Continue reading

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