creamy chicken & leek lasagne

Good Monday morning – well I’m not sure if you have seen this on the blog before, I originally posted it waaaay back in May 2013. It has been a really popular recipe, but for a long time I have been perturbed (yes my family will tell you I actually do talk like this) by […]

penne with chicken, chorizo & chilli

OK now don’t laugh, but I rephotographed this three times until I was happy with it – I am such a dork but I can’t help myself. I literally can not bring myself to post anything unless I genuinely like the pic, even if the recipe is great. Ah well – my little freaky perfectionist […]

Bucatini with Anchovies and Fennel

Next up is Bucatini with Anchovies, Parmesan and Fennel Seeds. If you are not an anchovy-lover (I am only a moderate partaker of said fish) do not be put off – it’s not like you are eating big hunks of hairy, salty, boney fish ( ahem – if you love anchovies, you can totally do […]

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Everywhere we went in Italy we met the most fabulous, people – warm, welcoming and endlessly helpful. No-one epitomised this smiling Italian demeanour more than our host at Crossing Condotti in Rome. The lovely Marco booked taxis and guides, suggested and booked dining options and pretty much ensured that our stay in Rome was totally […]

Spring Pasta with Basil Pesto, Peas and Pine Nuts

One of the difficulties with blogging food recipes from New Zealand is that lots and lots of my lovely bloggie followers are based in the northern hemisphere – so while I’m waxing lyrical about salads and ice cream you’re in the grip of winter, and just when my thoughts turn to hearty indulgent puddings and […]