Archive for 'Savoury' Category

Chili

Dec 1st, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Chili

Chili is a dish best made when the weather is.. well, chilly. The weather has turned and we’re snuggling under a blanket, it’s the perfect time of the year. A while back we had been wanting to find a good, tried and true chili recipe… a full-bore, proper chili that didn’t use chili powder or […]

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Perfect Pesto

Nov 29th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Perfect Pesto

One of the few things we manage to grow successfully in our garden is our herbs… well.. most of them. The basil! The basil loves us, and for that we are very grateful. The first year we grew it (last year) we dried all the excess, we still have some dried basil hanging about the […]

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Pork Ravioli

Aug 25th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Pork Ravioli

Of course, after the success of the last batch, pasta had to be made again. I’m sure if it wasn’t so time consuming I’d be making it weekly! I had been intending to branch out into filled pastas at some point, and then Michael went and spoilt me with some ravioli presses for my Birthday. […]

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Sourdough Pizza

Aug 18th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Sourdough Pizza

We’re a fan of making our own pizzas, once you’ve had home made you don’t want to go back to store bought if at all possible (though that does go for most things, not just pizza). The best thing about home made pizza, you can top it with whatever you like, whatever takes your fancy. […]

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Mozzarella

Aug 16th, 2010 by Gemma | 1

Before I tell you about making mozzarella, I need to tell you how we got there. A while back, I can’t remember when, there was a cheese festival at our local Whole Foods.. We went for the free samples! There was a woman there with fresh handmade mozzarella, it was warm and soft and oh […]

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Fresh Pasta With Tomato, Pepper & Herb Sauce

Jun 30th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Fresh Pasta With Tomato, Pepper & Herb Sauce

Once again with the Italian food! You’d think I was obsessed or something. I’m having a week of savoury before all the sweetness that lies ahead during July. Now, I love fresh pasta, it is truly one of the fine things in life, once you’ve had it you’ll never want to go back to dried. […]

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Chicken Andouille Risotto

Jun 29th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Chicken Andouille Risotto

A complete mish-mash of cuisines! I love making risotto, it’s so much fun, it tastes delicious. I get all excited about it and enthusiastic. That lasts right up until about halfway through the stock adding part of the process, I’ve been stirring near constantly for 10 minutes and have at least another 10 to go […]

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Lasagne

May 12th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Lasagne

Lasagne is a dish that is different everywhere you go. Even in Italy every region has its’ own way of preparing this staple, so once you spread to the rest of the world, well, there’s lots of variations. The one I make is a mish-mash of the one my Mum used to make for us, […]

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Sunday Roast

Apr 28th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Sunday Roast

It’s not Sunday.. and I didn’t even make this on a Sunday. But the tradition of a Sunday roast is what spurred me to roast a chicken. In 1961 (according to the Guardian), 12.7 million adults said they sat down to a Sunday Roast, which was as traditional as “going to work in a bowler […]

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