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Sheepish in Meatloaf Battle or … Cottage Pie à l’Italienne

This was sunset over Rome less than two weeks ago, the sky lighting up with crazy colours that just beggared to be oooh and aaahed over.  Quite quite stunning, it had me in transports of delight over the wonder that … Continue reading

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Involtini di Carne cooked without the benefit of a pressure cooker

I am one of those people who think pressure cookers are brilliant, not uncool at all.  I realise, however, that some people do not own a pressure cooker even though they might not think badly of them.  So here is … Continue reading

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Stuffed courgettes – zucchine ripiene

Another way to render the courgette more appetising (see previous post on boring courgettes) is to stuff it, in other words, to use the courgette as a casement, as an ‘excuse’ to savour whatever else you are going to eat … Continue reading

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Riso Venere Rice Salad with Mortadella and Kiwi

Rice salads, served at room temperature, are a very popular lunch dish at this time of year. The rice is boiled, drained and allowed to cool … at which point any kind of chopped up food can be added to … Continue reading

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