Italian Night Trial Run

On Saturday night, I invited a few friends over to help me do a trial run of the menu for my Italian Night. These are good friends who I can trust to be constructively critical and who will give me a reality check regarding portion size, as my gauge is completely skewed thanks to giant … Continue reading Italian Night Trial Run

Peaches, Prosecco, Parmesan and other Italian foods beginning with ‘P’

This month's Delicious Magazine is an Italian special and it's been well thumbed, referred to and splattered with sticky ingredients this week as I've tried out a number of the recipes in the name of research for my next Supper Club. It's Italian-themed (no kidding!) and will take place once again at The Whistle Stop … Continue reading Peaches, Prosecco, Parmesan and other Italian foods beginning with ‘P’

Back to basics – Italian style

It's been a quieter week on the food front compared with the last couple. No supper clubs, no cookery classes, but plenty of recipe reading and planning for the Italian night I am hoping to do in September. Despite owning a LOT of cookery books, it seems there's a dearth in the Italian department, so … Continue reading Back to basics – Italian style

A Simple, Speedy Storecupboard Supper

You know those nights when you get in from work later than you'd hoped, you want to squeeze a bit of exercise in before you eat and then, by the time you're ready to eat, you can hardly be bothered cooking at all? I had one of those tonight. I was fully intent on getting … Continue reading A Simple, Speedy Storecupboard Supper