Tag: Pasta

Spaghetti with Crab

Spaghetti with Crab

Spaghetti with Crab It can be a daunting task. Taking a living creature, dispatching killing it in your preferred manor and cooking it. That is before breaking through it’s tough exterior, removing the “dead man’s fingers” and scooping out as much flesh as you can […]

Pasta with Beans

Pasta with Beans

Pasta e Fagioli Winter has yet to rear its ugly head in any meaningful way. The weather has stayed mild, the leaves have remained on the trees and the cooler Autumnal air has only recently made an appearance. I’ve held off on big hearty stews […]

Football Food – Part 1

Football Food – Part 1

The Euros are here at last! I love football, absolutely love it. I usually prefer club football, but there is something about an international tournament that builds the excitement to the extreme. The Euros may be seen as the poorer cousin of the World Cup […]

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu Offal, the dirty word. It wasn’t that long ago that heart, tongue and liver formed a large part of our parents/grandparents diet but today we seem to see ourselves as being above such frugal eating. My granddad always speaks fondly of his dinners […]

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup The perfect lunch. This substantial soup is often thought of as a great winter dish but, although I agree, I also find it magnificent in the spring and summer when fresh greens come into season. It serves as a great way to use […]

Vegetarian Lasagna

Vegetarian Lasagna

 Vegetarian Lasagna It’s happening. I can feel it. The veggies are starting to take over my life. I don’t think I’ll ever fully convert to vegetarianism but I’m certainly enjoying more veggie meals than ever before. I had always imagined meals without meat to be […]

Pasta with Kale and Potato

Pasta with Kale and Potato

Pasta with Kale and Potato I have recently been going through my vast selection of cookery books picking out recipes in order to increase my knowledge and expand my palate. I have found myself strangely attracted to vegetarian recipes which, for a die hard carnivore […]

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca ‘Spaghetti of the Whore’ may not be the most appetising name for a dish but don’t let that put you off. Spaghetti alla Puttanesca is a tangy, salty, fragrant dish that packs a big flavour punch and is the perfect way to quench the […]