Seafood Pasta Sauce

My daughter Nicola has been visiting for 3 days with my youngest grandson – 6 months yesterday – and it’s been great to spend time with them. We both love fish and with an excellent fishmongers just down the road in central Twickenham, fish has twice been on the menu. On Monday evening I made […]

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Penne with Aubergine & Salted Ricotta

I couldn’t resist taking a trip back to Prezzemolo & Vitale yesterday – this time with plenty of time to spare, my car and a large bag! Chelsea is not that far away – only about 10 miles – but I know from experience, as I used to work nearby, that the traffic can be […]

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One into Two: Butternut Squash & Tomato

I had to work all weekend. There are pros and cons to freelance work. The flexibility means I can take time off for short breaks away, or an outing into central London, midweek when places are often quieter and it’s cheaper to travel. But sometimes a rush job means I have to work over the […]

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Asparagus & Baby Broad Bean Carbonara

This dish was inspired by a similar carbonara that my friend Annie had at the¬†Pane Vino & San Daniele¬†wine bar when we were in Venice last Wednesday. This supper was definitely a case of bringing a little of Venice and the sun home to a wet April in London – even though today has been […]

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Linguine with Prawns in Fresh Tomato & Chilli Sauce

This is one of my favourite supper dishes – easy and quick to make for one; easy to make for two, or three or more … I always have tomatoes on hand (see my Top Ten Ingredients), keep raw prawns in the freezer and am never without pasta – though linguine is best for this […]

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