Tag Archives: Italian food

Making green almond liqueur

I love that my step-mum keeps an eye out for unusual ingredients for me to cook with. I was stoked to receive a bag of green almonds. I’d never had them before. It’s fascinating to see the unformed nut inside, … Continue reading

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Stuffed zucchini flowers

The Old School Farm have some wonderful big zucchini flowers for sale at the Burnie Farmers Market. My Nan (my current market companion) commented that she hadn’t eaten zucchini flowers, and seemed quite excited by the idea of me preparing … Continue reading

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Pea risotto

I was so excited to see fresh peas for sale at the market this weekend. I haven’t seen them for years. I love fresh peas. I made a risotto with this batch. I wanted to highlight the sweetness of the … Continue reading

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Seeing the soul return to Lygon Street

I managed to persuade my doctor to let me out of town for a week. With great relief I headed to Melbourne for a few days, and then visited friends in country Victoria. It was wonderful. The most exciting thing … Continue reading

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Risotto Milanese

I made chicken stock lastnight. I put one block of it in the freezer this morning, but it’s actually pretty full in there. I woke late and felt like a savoury breakfast. Randomly, I decided to use some of the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin risotto with burnt butter, toasted almonds, crisp sage and C2

This dish celebrates autumn. I was very glad when I was recently given some home-grown pumpkin. I knew I wanted to use some of it in one of my favourite risottos. When my latest Cheese Club offer arrived from Bruny … Continue reading

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Squid ink spaghetti with baby octopus, roasted tomatoes, lemon and chilli

This is one of the best meals I’ve eaten in quite some time. Dish it up sell some spectacular pasta at the Capital Region Farmers Market in Canberra. As soon as I realised Sue made squid ink spaghetti I told her … Continue reading

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Honey and almond biscotti

I love honey and I love almonds and I love them together with a little spice. You can imagine then, how excited I am about these biscotti. The flavours are also well suited to tea and hot chocolate, as well … Continue reading

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Pistachio and orange biscotti

I love pistachios and I think they pair very well with oranges. I made these elegant biscotti as one of the four flavours for the birthday biscotti box for my partner’s father’s birthday. I hope he likes them. They’re very … Continue reading

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Chocolate and hazelnut biscotti

Chocolate and hazelnut, what a perfect flavour combination for a coffee dunking biscuit! Well, I certainly think so. It turns out biscotti are super easy to make. If you make these with a good quality cocoa, you’ll be glad. The … Continue reading

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