Left over pasta frittata 

This is a great brunch idea, or a “cook once, eat twice” type idea too. Ideal for a mid week dinner served with a salad or just on its own. Serves 2/3 – add more eggs to serve 4 people Left over pasta, any type really, I’ve used spaghetti but you can even use penne…

Tomato salad…. so simple… yet so effective

You might question why it’s even necessary to write this up as a recipe because it really is so simple. It’s another one I’ve taken from my mom in law and adapted ever so slightly and I think it’s worth sharing. Firstly, because it is just so good and secondly, because whenever I make this, everyone…

Salsa di pomodoro (home made tomato pasta sauce)

My mother in law makes her own tomato sauce from the tomatoes that are grown on the family farm and each year she harvests tomatoes to make sauces, passatas and sun dried tomatoes. The family will eat these sauces throughout the year until the next summer.  This is my version of my mother in law’s…

Pasta e fagioli (pasta with beans)

This is one of my husband’s favourite recipes. I learned to cook this dish by watching my mother in law and obviously by sampling the finished product myself. I’ve adapted the recipe slightly by using stock, my mother in law would just use water and allow the flavours from the veg to create their own…

Chicken Milanese

These are so delicious. They can be made with chicken mini breast fillets, sliced pieces of pork fillet or even sliced beef fillet or minute (frying) steaks (although these aren’t as tender). They take a bit of prep and you have to get your hands dirty but it’s so worth it! (You’ll definitely not find these featured…