Savoury Kitchen

Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca in Italian means ‘jumps in the mouth’, and you’ll understand why once you taste them!  Saltimbocca are made from veal, slices of prosciutto crudo and sage.  It is a classic Roman recipe and one you’ll find in most restaurants in Rome.  Few ingredients are […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll admit that I hated Brussels Sprouts as a child, always leaving them last on my plate.   Had we had them roasted though, we may have been a bit more enthusiastic about eating them. In fact, I’ve decided that roasting Brussels Sprouts with some salt […]

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup

I love making soups and obviously that means I also love to eat them.  Apart from being a great comfort food, they can be easy to put together and it’s often a great way to camouflage a stack of vegetables from fussy children. The finer […]

Pappa al Pomodoro

Pappa al Pomodoro

I am excited to share a recipe from my twin sister Lisa, and apart from having her as a ‘guest blogger’,  I’m literally stealing a post from her blog, This Tuscan Life .   Lisa lives in Florence, and apart from working in the fashion industry, she […]

Spaghetti Nero di Seppie

Spaghetti Nero di Seppie

Visiting Venice bought back a culinary memory of a pasta dish that I have always loved but haven’t had for years,  Spaghetti Nero di Seppie – Spaghetti with Squid Ink!   If you’re not comfortable buying a whole squid/cuttlefish and cleaning it yourself, ask your friendly fish monger […]

Pork Belly with Apple Sauce

Pork Belly with Apple Sauce

During my recent trip home to Australia, I noticed Pork Belly on many restaurant menus.  It is an inexpensive part of pork and because of the fat content, it allows for roasting slowly on a low heat without drying out.  When cooked correctly, you should have […]

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Having discovered that simply roasting chickpeas results in an addictive salty and crispy snack was bad enough, but discovering that they are also a healthy, low fat, high fiber, and whole food snack, was probably something I didn’t need to know. That was all the information […]

Savoury Winter Pies

Savoury Winter Pies

This week I have been a little obsessed with pies! Not the sweet, dessert variety so often baked during the festive season, but the hearty, five food groups (almost) dressed in flaky pastry variety!  Maybe it’s the Australian in me but I love a meat pie, and […]

Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing & Gravy

Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing & Gravy

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in America, Canada and in some of the Caribbean islands.  The “first Thanksgiving,” however, was not a feast or a holiday, it was a simple gathering. Following the Mayflower’s arrival at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620, the Pilgrims lost […]

Shallot & Pancetta Tarte Tatin with Rosemary

Shallot & Pancetta Tarte Tatin with Rosemary

This recipe is such a vintage favourite of mine and one that I would often make when I was living in London where I worked as a nanny.  It is lovely for lunch eaten with a leafy green salad, or in winter, the flavours marry well alongside a classic […]