Category Archives: Italian

Radicchio Salad with Apple

   This is my current favourite salad and it is a fantastic accompaniment to barbecued meat and crispy roast potatoes. It is also as pretty as a picture! Radicchio is a red leaf lettuce and is immensely popular with Italians, chargrilled … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Vongole

This is an Italian classic and like many classic recipes, it relies on a simple combination that allows each of the ingredients to shine. Here, the vongole is combined with the holy trinity of olive oil, parsley and garlic. Vongole is the Italian … Continue reading

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Healthy Minestrone

Needing a hit of vegetables ? Stave off those winter ills with this healthy vegetable soup packed full of good things. It only takes just over 30mins to make from start to finish. Feel free to change the ingredients to … Continue reading

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Fig & Proscuitto Salad

Soon, as the weather warms up, figs will become cheap and plentiful. When they do, this is one of my favourite ways to eat them.  The flavour combination is just superb. You can make this salad with a few different … Continue reading

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Sand Crab Lasagna

Il Centro version, Sand Crab Lasagna My version, Sand Crab Lasagna Whenever I travel to Brisbane, I try to find time to visit Il Centro to devour a slice of this delectable dish. The recipe was devised by Brisbane chef … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver Summer Vegetable Lasagna

My friend has been telling me about her elderly Italian neighbour who makes the most divine Asparagus Lasagna.  She has been trying to get the recipe but so far no luck.  After raving about it so much, providing commentary like … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Whenever I hear “Spaghetti and Meatballs” I think about New York.  I guess the correlation began in the 197o’s with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.  Now forgive me if you think there is something disconcerting about associating meatballs with … Continue reading

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