Tip of the day

For a healthier twist of mince beef try using ostrich mince it’s lower in fat rich in taste. Also you could try turkey mince but personally I prefer the ostrich. Just be aware that it cooks a lot quicker than the other type so don’t cook it for long or it will dry out. Can…… Continue reading Tip of the day

Tagliatelle Bolognese in Homage to the Late, Great Godfather of Italian Cooking – Antonio Carluccio

 This one is in memory of the late great godfather of Italian cooking.  a true great who is a great loss to the culinary world. I am still however guilty of making some additions by adding tinned tomatoes, garlic and basil to make it richer.  Well maybe another one of your 5 a day so…… Continue reading Tagliatelle Bolognese in Homage to the Late, Great Godfather of Italian Cooking – Antonio Carluccio

Silky-Smooth & Captivatingly Creamy Mushroom Soup

This one has been adapted from one of Jamie Oliver’s books. Very smooth and silky with the interesting use of basmati rice to thicken it.  Feels like you are eating something oh so sinful but surprisingly healthy. INGREDIENTS 2 onions Olive oil stock cube (chicken or vegetable) ½ a bunch of fresh thyme (I used…… Continue reading Silky-Smooth & Captivatingly Creamy Mushroom Soup

Oozy Gooey Double Chocolate Orange Cookies. Oh so sinful but worth the penance!

This really should come with a government health warning.  OMG talk about scrumdelicioso! These  have gone down an absolute treat.  Be careful as the mixture won’t even make it to the oven as you will be eating it straight from the bowl and end up with it all round your mouth.  Best bet is to lock…… Continue reading Oozy Gooey Double Chocolate Orange Cookies. Oh so sinful but worth the penance!

Tagliatelle Bolognese – A tribute to the late Antonio Bolognese

This is a tribute to the late Antonio Carluccio who passed away this week.  He was known as the Godfather of Italian cooking and is a great loss to the culinary world.  The ingredients are simple but the secret it in the low and slow simmering.  For a change I have not changed the recipe…… Continue reading Tagliatelle Bolognese – A tribute to the late Antonio Bolognese

Simple Sesame Pasta & Smoked Bacon Salad (gluten free optional)

This is a long time favourite that I’ve been doing for years.  The addition of the sesame oil and garlic salt just gives it that subtle extra taste which is really delicioso.  It’s one I always do when my dear friend Becky comes to visit. INGREDIENTS ½ of red and yellow pepper (or whatever colour…… Continue reading Simple Sesame Pasta & Smoked Bacon Salad (gluten free optional)