Fresh Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli Sauce

My son Jonathan has been a keen cook since he was small enough to need to stand on a stool to chop and mix ingredients and his sons Freddie (5½) and Benjamin (2¾) are fast following in his footsteps. Thus they were very excited yesterday by Daddy’s new ‘toy’: a super-grade KitchenAid mixer with a […]

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Penne with Italian Sausage, Tomato & Red Pepper Sauce

When I checked back in the list of recipes on the blog, I was surprised to find that I hadn’t given this recipe before. There are similar ones but not quite made in this way – a dish that I cook often and has become a family favourite. Although it can be made with any […]

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Conchiglie with Sausage, Red Wine, Tomatoes & Sweet Pepper

It’s been an extraordinarily warm day for the first of March, but the evenings still draw in early so it’s dark by supper time and with the darkness comes a chill in the air. So it’s great to make a nice warming supper with a rich sauce; a final lap of winter flavours before spring […]

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Pasta alla Puttanesca

There were some olives in the fridge that needed eating up; some capers and lots of tomatoes, so the obvious choice for supper last night seemed to be pasta with a ‘puttanesca’ sauce. Traditionally, puttanesca sauce is served with spaghetti, but I didn’t have any, and I love the way those orecchiette – ear-shaped pasta – from […]

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