Egg pappardelle with cavolo nero and sausage

If tired of eating pasta with tomato sauce, then this recipe is for you. If you love strong flavours, this recipe is also for you. Egg pappardelle with cavolo nero and sausage is very easy to make, and it tastes divine. If you have some unexpected guests for dinner,...

Courgettes pancakes with cream sauce and prawns

Usually us mums are more concerned with how to make our children eat more vegetables. However, fussy adult eaters are there, and they are way more difficult than kids. One of them is my partner, Daniel. He’s Swedish, and when I first met him, his idea of a good...

Cherry tomatoes confit

Tomatoes in Britain are tasteless at best. If you’ve ever been to a mediterranean country and ate fresh vegetables there, you will agree with me. However, tomatoes are good for you, and plasticy ones are better than none at all. So, what to do? A good way to go,...

Quiche with pumpkin and taleggio cheese

As I said in a previous post, I had a very strong adversion to pumpkin. That is, until I ate at friend’s house her delicious roasted pumpkin with rosemary. Now I try to incorporate it in my meals as much as possible. While reading around the web, I have noticed...

Chickpeas and crabmeat fritters

I am very lucky, my children love eating beans. But their friends don’t. One day, as I had planned to prepare chickpeas for dinner, and had already boiled the pulses, a last minute playdate happened. I had to cook the chickpeas, otherwise I would have to throw...

Uova in purgatorio, or eggs in purgatory

Usually, in Napoli, winters are quite mild: you get the occasional zero temperature, but it’s only at night, and once the sun is up, the thermostat climbs right up around 8-10˚C. Still, You will find people wrapped up as they were going to cross the north pole,...

Spinach and ricotta roll

In an ideal world, tasty meals should be easy and quick to prepare, contains loads of vegetables, and should please all the family, especially the kids. In the real world, often it’s not the case. Kids have a natural aversion to everything green in colour....
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