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Crostata – Rustic Fruit Pie

Crostata – Rustic Fruit Pie

Crostata  As its name suggests this dish has its home in Italy and is a very simple way to make a pie without too much fuss – with very little rolling and cutting out of pastry. Crostata with plums and strawberries – you can see where the rustic comes...
Ricotta Cheesecake-Italian Style

Ricotta Cheesecake-Italian Style

This is a fabulously easy recipe that  doesn’t require a pastry or biscuit crust – it sort of makes one itself!  I use ricotta that I have either home made, or you can but in bulk at a very reasonable price – so it’s a very economical dessert...
Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake – this is a meal that will make the whole family happy.  I actually can’t think of anyone that doesn’t like pasta and this is a dish that you can expand if you suddenly find yourself not two for dinner, but six – this happens to me...
Broad Beans

Broad Beans

Broad Beans are a favourite mid-winter vegetable of mine. Here are three unique ways to cook and enjoy them – in a Greek dish with artichokes, a salad with shaved peccorino and a Sicillian dip.