Italian Lamb Stew in Red Wine

Italian Lamb Stew in Red Wine

How much, of your personal self/life, do you share on your blog? Is there a limit? Should there be a limit? A debatable topic and one that lurks behind the back of every blogger who brings a piece of her self to her blog. It’s the same with me too and I often wonder if [...]

Penne with Kransky and Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

Penne with Kransky and Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

I know that I have written enough about the dull, dreary winter out here in Melbourne but I continue to write about it because I have turned into the laziest, slouchiest (if there is such a word) person in the world. Instead of embracing the beauty of the winter whites, all that I can think [...]

Mangia! Mangia! – Teresa Oates and Angela Villella

Mangia! Mangia! – Teresa Oates and Angela Villella

Published in 2011, Mangia! Mangia! celebrates authentic and traditional Italian food, food rituals and family dinners. The authors, Teresa and Angela, are Italian immigrants settled in Australia. Through this book, they hope to preserve the food rituals and recipes of their home town, Calabria, which might otherwise be lost to the modern generations. The writings [...]

Insalata Caprese (Tomato Mozzarella Salad)

Insalata Caprese (Tomato Mozzarella Salad)

A simple Italian dish, Insalata Caprese (tomato mozzarella salad) is commonly served as an antipasto. But for me, this took the place of a simple salad which can be made in a jiffy. It is important to have the freshest produce for this one since there are just two main ingredients – tomato and mozzarella. [...]

Bruschetta with avocado, sundried tomatoes and Parmesan

Bruschetta with avocado, sundried tomatoes and Parmesan

Bruschetta is a common antipasto dish from Italy made traditionally using onion, tomato, olive oil and seasonings. I wanted to create something different and went for this combo...the butteriness of the avocado with the spicy, smoked flavor of sundried tomatoes really went well. Ingredients: 1. Baguette (or similar French or Italian bread) – sliced into [...]