Salads

Rocket, Fig & Pecorino Salad with Honey and Balsamic

Rocket, Fig & Pecorino Salad with Honey and Balsamic

This is such a quick and easy salad to throw togther, essential to make during Summer when you’ll find fresh and seasonal summer fruits in abundance at your local market.  In this recipe, savoury and sweet flavours marry well together, and although this would be […]

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is delicious all year round but is particularly enjoyed as a meal during the hot Summer months.  I’ve ordered this a couple of times while out in Italy, and it’s usually a little disappointing.  My favourite go to recipe for Caesar Salad is my […]

Rocket, Pecorino & Walnut Salad

Rocket, Pecorino & Walnut Salad

Offer some people a salad and many would think of a boring bowl of lettuce to be eaten as a side dish or a sign you’re on a diet.  A salad doesn’t have to be boring and the word salad for me covers  a myriad of ingredient combinations.  […]

Panzanella

Panzanella

We are still at the beach and I’ve noticed that every day we have a lot of bread left over.  I hate throwing it away, and so I decided to make a very easy, ‘poor man’s dish’ that I discovered years ago when I started […]

Mango Salad

Mango Salad

I’ve only been back in Rome a little more than 24 hours, and I’m already missing the large supply of mangoes that were available at my father’s house every day.  His wife Fina made this wonderful mango salad last Saturday for a family BBQ we […]

Puntarelle – Roman Chicory

Puntarelle – Roman Chicory

  Although I have lived in Italy since 1998, I honestly don’t think I ever knew what ‘Puntarelle’ were until I moved to Rome to live.  Available in winter, Puntarelle are the inner stalks of Catalonian chicory (the outer stalks are extremely bitter eaten raw […]