I love making pasta with my Imperia pasta machine

I love making pasta with my Imperia pasta machine - gorgeous photo Paola!

Italian antipasti for an Australian Christmas - eggplant, zucchini and pepper rolls

Italian antipasti for an Australian Christmas – eggplant, zucchini and pepper rolls

I have been super busy at work the last few weeks which has left me little time to play with new recipes. So when the going gets tough and time is short, I return to trusted favourites. When it com…

I have been super busy at work the last few weeks which has left me little time to play with new recipes. So when the going gets tough and time is short, I return to trusted favourites.

sicilian applecake-italy on my mind

sicilian applecake-italy on my mind-can easily be made gluten free

On my recent trip to Central Sicily I quite unexpectedly became fascinated by wheat. The fields were full of it – vivid green patches in the rolling hills that rustled as the wind blew throug…

On my recent trip to Central Sicily I quite unexpectedly became fascinated by wheat. The fields were full of it – vivid green patches in the rolling hills that rustled as the wind blew throug…

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When I was tiny, I was fascinated by the way my father cleaned squid. I was amazed how that slimy creature with a long body, two beady eyes and eight legs would return from the laundry (which is wh…

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In addition to the flurry of Christmas parties, there is the mad rush of buying presents and planning food for your Christmas feast.

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In addition to the flurry of Christmas parties, there is the mad rush of buying presents and planning food for your Christmas feast.

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In addition to the flurry of Christmas parties, there is the mad rush of buying presents and planning food for your Christmas feast.

My Italian 1960s playlist - and a spiced beef ragu' (Guy Grossi recipe)

I have been having such fun being on leave from work. One of the highlights has been listening to Spotify and the “italyonmymind” playlist that I have compiled. It is filled with Italia…

Winter has well and truly arrived in Melbourne, with its cold and dark mornings when the only thing that will wake me up enough to get the day started is a large cup of strong hot caffè latte. Jam …

Winter has well and truly arrived in Melbourne, with its cold and dark mornings when the only thing that will wake me up enough to get the day started is a large cup of strong hot caffè latte.

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Winter has well and truly arrived in Melbourne, with its cold and dark mornings when the only thing that will wake me up enough to get the day started is a large cup of strong hot caffè latte.

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Apricot crostata with Marsala cream – inspired by cousin Rosa

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Apricot crostata with Marsala cream – inspired by cousin Rosa

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