Edible Flower Mezza Luna

Edible Flower Mezza Luna

I have received some very lovely emails asking me to post pictures of the patterned pasta I made last year. Here in this post I am re-publishing pictures of the Mezza Luna ravioli Ahlia and I made over a year ago…

Ruby wore Calendula

Ruby wore Calendula

Last summer I made rose petal tagliatelle. Rouge coloured dough sweetened by the natural sugars in the petals. For the Swiss Italian Festival I had decided to make rose petal tagliatelle for a singing and dancing event I had organised….

The best gift

The best gift

The best gift… rarely comes wrapped and under a tree, but takes the form of wild flowers discovered.  On my way to Isabel’s house for tea.                                …

I had hoped

I had hoped

Before Ahlia was born I imagined what kind of a girl I would like to have. I had hoped for a courageous soul full of vitality and energy, enthusiastic and eager to learn. I had come to realise that learning was…

Mezza Luna - home made pasta

Mezza Luna – home made pasta

 

Seasonal Tracks - Chestnuts & Quince

Seasonal Tracks – Chestnuts & Quince

It’s not a trend, not a phase, a thing in vogue to be forgotten, but a wonderful ritual with many rewards. In the offices where I worked, at every meeting, all year round, up to seven fruits would be displayed upon…

A gaggle of ingredients

A gaggle of ingredients

Over the past two months the kitchen garden has kept us in an engaging momentum. With various ingredients maturing, frequent harvesting inspires frequent cooking. With friends and recipe books there is never a shortage of ideas. Carolina’s kale and breadcrumbs,…

Summer meals

Summer meals

In the heat of summer simple meals are favoured, especially meals that use garden ingredients.    

green meals

green meals

Fusilletti pesto (below) and the other picture showing, fiochetti with rainbow chard, cucumber, tuna, lemon and red onion. During the summer months I have the opportunity to reduce my trips to the green grocer. With basil, cucumbers, zucchini, dwarf beans,…

Risotto di Estate

Risotto di Estate

I feel so rich when I have a bounty of greens in the garden. I feel so loving, lofty and vivacious when basil bursts forth from the edge of the garden bed. And a soundtrack, with a melodious, monumental symphony, floats…