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spanish chorizo and garlic prawn linguine + {launch of new cookbook!}

Before I start today’s post and recipe, I’d like to make an announcement! I have been busy with a special project – a joint cookbook which is going to be…

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kimchi mac n cheese

It is hard not to like mac n cheese, especially if you love cheese. For the longest time, I couldn’t see what the fuss over mac n cheese was all…

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grilled pesto chicken

Some times one does not have to do a lot to get flavor into one’s food. Today I discovered half a jar of pesto in my fridge. As well as…

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fusilli spaccati with minced beef and mushroom in tritturi sauce

On busy days, I tend to cook a pot of pasta sauce. Normally, since I am usually out teaching in the evenings, the LAM will cook the pasta and mix…

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{Giveaway} sponsorship of italian produce by the real food market and a recipe for elicoidali with bronte pistachio pesto, pancetta, spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes

The LAM always gets super excited when I cook Italian food. He will hang around the kitchen and taste everything while my back is turned. It’s quite cute, really, in…

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roasted chicken with paprika spice rub

I roasted a chicken today for two reasons. The first was that I had a chicken that needed to be cooked – it was one of the two that still…

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roasted thai red curry chicken

I bought a chicken. That, in itself, was not unusual.  But unfortunately, I forgot to instruct the shop people to remove the head and feet of the chicken. So I…

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{giveaway} braised ox tail burguignon | a review of purely fresh online grocery store

I shall start this post with a SIGH. A well and truly happy and totally satisfied SIGH. Let you show you what I just had for dinner. It was so, so…

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baked parmesan crusted barramundi with garlic butter, asparagus and cherry tomatoes | kuhlbarra barramundi

Every year, the LAM and I will host a small dinner party to celebrate Christmas. We’d almost always have the same few close friends over, and well, I can say…

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one-pot creamy fusilli with spicy italian sausage and caramelized onion

This is one of those dishes that stem from the need to use up left-over ingredients in the fridge. We had a small gathering last week and I had a…