Courgette, Parmesan & Mint Fritters

I was looking through an almost 20-year-old Antonio Carluccio book of his favourite Italian recipes a few days ago and came across these courgette fritters that I remember making with my son – almost 20 years ago! I’m not sure why I haven’t made them since as I remember we loved them and they’re pretty […]

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Beef Meatballs with Lemon & Celeriac

‘Simple’ and ‘Ottolenghi’ aren’t words that I’d instinctively put together. I love Yotam Ottolenghi’s food but it has to be said that his recipes are often complicated and contain many ingredients, even though a lot of them are ½ teaspoon of ‘this spice’ and ¼ teaspoon of another. So I have to confess I was a […]

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San Marzano Tomato Sauce for Pasta

It was while I was wandering around Waitrose today that I saw packs of San Marzano tomatoes. I’d no particular plans for supper and thus couldn’t resist buying these famous Italian tomatoes to make a pasta sauce. Although actually when I got home, I saw these came from Spain! To be honest, it is a […]

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Pasta with Roasted Tomato & Cream Sauce

The decision about what to rustle up for a quick and easy mid-week supper is often determined by what’s lurking in the fridge. Today there were 4 medium-large tomatoes and half a pot of single cream. I often make a sauce with fresh tomatoes to go with pasta in the week for a simple supper, […]

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Baked Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce on Toast with Eggs

When I made the Greek-style beans the other night, I had quite a lot left over. I put two portions in freezer bags and froze. The other portion I left in the fridge and decided they’d make a good supper dish midweek with some eggs. I guess it’s a bit of a cheat blog post […]

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Round Yellow Courgette Stuffed with Orzo & Taleggio

I had half a large round yellow courgette left over after cooking my pasta dish yesterday. I wanted to do something special with this home-grown vegetable, given to me by my daughter who’d grown it in her garden. To stuff it seemed such an obvious choice because once you’ve cut it in half and removed the seeds from […]

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Sweet Potato, Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata

After my last frittata post, I thought I really must have these wonderful Italian versions of omelette more often for supper. They’re so quick and easy to make. As long as you have eggs – and most people have some eggs to hand – you can then add a variety of things from your fridge: all kinds […]

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