Tag: Family favourites

My ultimate passion … bread!

My ultimate passion … bread!

I love making bread, taking few simple ingredients like flour, yeast, salt and water and create magic! Bread is at the base of every community. In Italy, as in many other countries, the mill and the wood oven used to be shared by many family […]

Dauphinoise potatoes … my family must have dish for every occasion

Dauphinoise potatoes … my family must have dish for every occasion

I finally have some head-space to post in my favourite place … my blog. The past few months have been emotionally and physically very intense and demanding. Although in the past months I cooked and tasted amazing food, I posted more on my Instagram account […]

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

First wintery weather call for emergency measure! While beautiful wintery sceneries are popping up in my social media feeds more and more often in the last few days. Like this picture of Balmoral Castle with a light dust of snow on the grounds. I crave […]

Upside-down cannelloni

Upside-down cannelloni

Many years ago I visited a beautiful village in the north of Italy called Valeggio Sul Mincio.  Valeggio is not only renown for its beauty and historical importance, but it’s also a gastronomical hotspot for fresh pasta and tortellini. One of the last time I […]

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

Last weekend was great, it started very well when I received this lovely book about the less renown history of many Scottish women. The authour will be at the Blairgowrie book festival this weekend but unfortunately, I will not be able to go so I’m enjoying the book […]

Pesto salmon and veggies parcel

Pesto salmon and veggies parcel

Another amazing meal with Scottish ingredients and Italian flavours to celebrate the Sottish Food and Drink Fortnight. For this recipe, I used my pesto recipe (that you can find it here). I found this recipe on this amazing blog  www.cookingclassy.com, and I changed it very very slightly. The […]

Pesto and Trenette alla Genovese

Pesto and Trenette alla Genovese

  For many years I ran cookery classes at the local college. The first course I organised proved to be very popular and has been sold out for many many times. I think the secret of the success was because it included food from nearly every […]

Home-made Doner Kebab

Home-made Doner Kebab

I love a Doner Kebab, especially enjoyed with a cold drink, but often is fatty and I’m never sure of the quality of the meat they use. I did this recipe many times and my family love it; it’s from the TV programme “Eat well […]