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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Sunday Lunch

Nearly unfailingly, every Sunday morning is dedicated to cooking.  During the week I start looking for innovative recipes to try during the weekend. Then, a special menu is created for Sunday lunch which is usually a 3 course meal. This Sunday we had some friends over and prepared the following menu: Octopus salad served on […]


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Mushroom soup

If you find some nice white mushrooms you can indulge in this simple and tasty soup. Here is what you require: Serves 4 500gr mushrooms 1 onion 1 celery stalk 1 garlic clove 1 large potato 2 fresh tomatoes 1ltr vegetable stock olive oil salt & pepper Chop the onion, garlic and celery stalk. Pour […]

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Since we still had in stock a traditional Christmas pudding we thought of making home made custard to accompany it. Here’s the recipe to follow. It might take quite some practice to get perfect custard yet its worth a try and the taste of it is incredible when compared to the ready made ones! Serves […]

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A warm hearty dish

If anyone of you have 2 hours to spare you cannot miss doing these fresh home made tortellini… then just serve them in broth and rest assured that this dish will warm your heart in cold days like today! Home-made tortellini in broth Tortellini So what you need for around 100 tortellini is: 400gr flour […]

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Was looking in the vegetable compartment and found 2 large aubergines waiting to be grilled and eaten… so I made out the following light and easy recipe! Serves 4 2 large aubergines 1 scamorza affumicata (you can used mozzarella instead) 80gr anchovy fillets 1kg fresh tomatoes basil garlic peperoncino salt & pepper parmesan grated breadcrumbs […]

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Chicken with Peppered Pineapple

Quick chicken recipe you can enjoy after a hard week to spice up your weekend! Serves 4 chicken breast 8 slices fresh pineapple fresh rosemary twig 2 tsp black peppercorns 1 tblsp butter 1 glass of white wine salt & pepper Season chicken breast with salt & pepper. Grill on a hot pan and set […]

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Welcome 2010!

At the Vassallo’s New Year’s day was welcomed with a hearty delicious menu at lunchtime… here it is in Italian with a description in English: Baccala fritto / Deep fried salted cod fillets served with fresh lemon wedges Zuppa di baccala, lenticchie e broccoli / Soup of salted cod with lentils and broccoli Ravioli di […]

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