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Spaghetti with chicken meatballs in roast capsicum sauce

This recipe came together when I made roast capsicum soup. It was so deliciously rich I had to mellow it out with some bread and water. But I only did that to half the batch, because I realised it would … Continue reading

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Home made beef ravioli with tomato sauce

I have to say a pasta machine and ravioli press are the two best kitchen gadgets. I’m not a fan of kitchen gadgets, but these two combined, make magic. Before owning a pasta machine, I had persisted, making pasta by … Continue reading

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Salmon and dill ‘cathedral’ ravioli in lemon cream sauce

I have been wanting to make this dish for years. The idea of sandwiching herbs between pasta sheets to make ‘stained glass’ or ‘cathedral’ pasta came from somewhere else, but I thought it could only work with dill. I thought … Continue reading

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Spring spaghetti (spaghetti with broad beans, zucchini and herbs)

Spring has sprung and aren’t I glad for it. Just as I’d anticipated, the first broad beans have arrived at market, and the soft herbs have returned. Bunches of thyme that became woody and hard to come by during winter … Continue reading

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Black truffle and Jerusalem artichoke tortellini

This dish is all about the play of different earthy flavours. It came together gradually in my mind, beginning with a tray of Jerusalem artichokes from the lovely Windellama Organics and concluding with the opening of the truffle season on … Continue reading

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Duck, duck, goood! (Duck ragu with curly fettuccine)

While I was in hospital recently, I was privileged to meet some lovely ladies who transported me to my MRI. One of them breeds ducks. I am eagerly anticipating her call when she has duck eggs for sale. I love … Continue reading

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