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Pappardelle al ragù – Dixie’s moving house

Never one to relinquish culinary control easily, Trota is keeping a particularly beady eye on progress in the cartoon kitchen today… 269 more words


Chunky celeriac, chickpea and cavolo nero stew

Zuppa di sedano rapa, ceci e cavolo nero

Here we are then, another chunky stew for you.  Around my neck of the woods, in North East England, Spring generally refuses to spring into life until well into May, and so despite all my hopes April has been characteristically cold, wet and altogether crap. 721 more words


Penne with tomato & tigernut meat sauce (Recipe for Bim’s Kitchen)

Bim’s Kitchen are known for adding exciting ingredients to their African inspired sauces and condiments. In my latest collaboration with Bim’s Kitchen to develop recipes for their website, I concocted this pasta dish with their delicious… 342 more words

Our Kitchen

Penne with broad beans & gorgonzola

My obsession for varying meals is killing me (not literally, obvious). Since it’s intolerable for me to have the same dish both for dinner and lunch the next day – tell me about time saving – every day the struggle to find something different gets more real. 290 more words


Lentil & tomato soup

This is an adaptation of the Smoky Tomato Soup recipe from the book 5 Ingredients 10 Minutes by Jules Clancy. I have to say it’s one of the best books I’ve ever had. 196 more words



This is not properly a recipe for a dish, but it’s definitely a staple when it comes to Italian cooking. We use it as a base for sauces, meats, rice, pasta, almost everything really. 96 more words

Sauces & Seasonings

Rustic Tuscan soup with cavolo nero, borlotti beans and soft polenta

Farinata Toscana 

Food has been one of the most important things in my life for as long as I can remember. I always take enormous pleasure in cooking and observe mealtimes religiously, in accordance with my devout… 1,424 more words