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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 […]

Coral runner beans

Coral runner beans

                Do you remember the pasta recipe with courgette and courgette’s flower I posted I while ago? Well today I went back to my friends Federica for a coffee and a chat and as last time, I came […]

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 […]

Strawberry Tiramisu’

Strawberry Tiramisu’

First of September and it’s the start of the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (http://fooddrinkfort.scot/), to celebrate it I decided to use the last of the Scottish strawberries to create this light and fresh tiramisu’. The Scottish berries and soft fruit are the best I ever […]

You’ve got mail!

You’ve got mail!

Every month without failing a package arrive from Italy. It often contains something for the kids, a lovely handwritten note from my mum and my beloved Sale & Pepe (a fantastic Italian cookery magazine). I always look for the Italian regional recipes that the magazine often features. Even after a […]

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 […]

Mozzarella & basil Stromboli

Mozzarella & basil Stromboli

Moving abroad had open my horizons and I discovered Italian recipes that don’t exist in Italy. Since then I tasted garlic bread, spaghetti and meatballs, pasta alfredo and many more dishes that are the results of Italian emigrants adapting their recipes to the customs of the country […]

Pasta with courgettes and courgette flowers

Pasta with courgettes and courgette flowers

Cooking for an Italian is as vital as breathing and walking, and often we don’t cook from a recipe, but somehow we know how to make the most of what we’ve got. Very often in Italian cookbooks there are terms like q.b. (quanto basta) it […]

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 […]

Clouds

Clouds

I’ve been totally obsessed with clouds, they are a neverending font of joy and wonder. Probably it has something to do with me growing up watching Heidi on the telly, I don’t know.   I just find them fascinating, and I always look up at […]