Well, it’s been ages (again) ………….

…………. so I thought that I ought to post something. I really cannot remember when I posted my last entry to my poor neglected blog, so, to keep the thing alive, I thought that I’d post a few pictures of what I’ve been cooking recently. This is cod loin (sustainable, of course) wrapped in prosciutto crudo and roasted. I served it with some wilted spinach and a simple lemon, caper and butter emulsion. Continue reading

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Meat ragu

A meat ragu is the starting point for a lot of Italian-inspired dishes that are just right for the period of colder weather that we are now entering. Many of those dishes are my idea of perfect comfort food. So, here is how I like to make a good basic ragu. Continue reading

Neither moussaka nor lasagne either …..

……. so what is it? To be honest, I’d started out with the idea of making melanzane alla parmigiana but then I decided to add some minced beef to the tomato sauce, which changed the dish into something else altogether, something a bit more like a moussaka. Except that the flavours were far more Italian and it was like lasagne al forno, but with slices of aubergine instead of sheets of pasta. Continue reading

What to do with turkey you didn’t cook at Christmas Pt 1 – saltimbocca

When I wrote about our Christmas lunch, I mentioned that the turkey breast I’d bought was so huge that I cut the ends off and froze them to be used later onĀ  and this is one of the things I’ve cooked with some of the meat. Continue reading