Gnocchi with bolognese sauce

Gnocchi with bolognese sauce

I love gnocchi and set about making my own over the weekend for some of the bolognese sauce I had left over and I was really surprised at how easy it was. It takes about an hour from start to finish and is important to use floury potatoes. I only cooked half of the...
Roast chicken pieces

Roast chicken pieces

These are great when you need that roast chicken flavor but don’t have the time. Using chicken pieces halves the time and tastes the same. I often make this with a variety of seasonings but this one is a real favorite. Feel free to make a variety of flavours at...
Panzanella

Panzanella

Panzanella is traditionally a Tuscan dish made with stale bread and I like to use day old french loaf. It’s a really fresh and healthy salad type dish that is a meal in itself and perfect for summer lunches. Open a bottle of great wine, a Rose is perfect with...
Pears with walnuts

Pears with walnuts

These are good as a dessert and are also really great with strong cheeses or as part of a cold summer lunch platter of cheeses, cold meats and salads. I saw Nigella do these and they were so simple I just had to try them and must say they are really fantastic. There...
Herb butters

Herb butters

Flavor butter and leave it in the fridge for when you need them. They are handy to slice over quickly grilled fish, chicken breasts or even a steak or vegetables to add flavor. You can make a whole lot of different butters like garlic and herb butter, sage and garlic...
Chocolate cake in a dish

Chocolate cake in a dish

This recipe was given to me some years ago when I needed a hot chocolate dessert for a special family occasion.. Thank you again Rozanne. It is great as a dessert or as a cake. (8 servings) What you need 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda 2 teaspoons baking...
Spaghetti Sicily

Spaghetti Sicily

This is the perfect fresh and quick summer pasta dish. It will take you 10 minutes from start to finish and is really authentic Italian cooking. It’s so fresh and light you will need a whole packet of spaghetti for 4 people. What you need 500g Cherry tomatoes halved...
Tortillas

Tortillas

I really love Totillas to wrap up left overs with a few salad greens or to serve as a festive sharing kind of lunch so here is a tortilla recipe that makes 10 tortilas. What you need 1.5kg white bread flour (cannot be substituted with regular flour) 2 teaspoons salt...
Homemade lemonade

Homemade lemonade

We’ve all seen those lemonade stalls and cartoons and fresh lemonade really appeals to me so I thought I would give it a go and I really enjoyed it. It’s fresh minty and sweet and a refreshing change from canned drinks. What you need 2 limes 1 lemon 180 sugar 1 ½ cups...
Chocolate caramel slice

Chocolate caramel slice

I am a big fan of caramel and this chocolate caramel slice really hits the spot. It’s really very simple to make and just so good to have in your cupboard when the sweet craving comes around. What you need 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/2...