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Tuna pasta and any combination of additional ingredients is a big stable around here. It is the kind of dish you can have most, if not all of the ingredients sitting in the cupboard and throw it together within 20 minutes.
One of the first dishes I made in the Italian kitchen so one taste takes me back.
It is also a great menu item when we are camping or caravanning.
Tuna pasta is the ultimate standby meal.
Here is one variation
Published with permission from Marc Knight.
As I met family I had heard about but never met. I was treated like they had known me forever and whilst they knew I existed they didn’t really know me? That did not seem to matter however, as their willingness to accept me unconditionally was just humbling.
I only got to spend a few short days with these people but I knew that something had changed in me I had finally understood the real meaning of family.
Repost from my old blog Digella Emporium.
For any other Italians or wives of Italians you will know that the semi dry cake which is Panettone is in ample supply at any festival, Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, funerals.
So I plan to action this cake with a little twist of my own.
This is the adapted recipe.
I love a 1:1:1:1 meal. One chopping board, one knife, one tray, one hour and maybe include one (other) person to clean it all up and you have yourself a perfect midweek dinner.
I first made something like this in Italy last year. I had a bunch of ingredients and threw it all together and a delicious meal came out. Since then I have change it around many times to include what I have on hand. The following version is great because most of the ingredients are available year round (in Australia anyway).
I pounded my heart out on google leading up to the first long haul European trip with a toddler. There were many posts with lists and great ideas but none of them mentioned some of the things which can go horribly wrong. A broken stroller, 34 hours flying direct and one frazzled mamma makes for an interesting story. I don’t plan on boring you with all the details, but rather save you from such drama. Continue reading
Sfogliatella and a piccolo
Marchetti is a small Italian café and wine bar newly opened in the centre of Brisbane in Tattersall’s Arcade. It is a taste of Italy in the city. The high bar and café vibe took me back to the laneways of Rome in an instant. Continue reading
Heaving a platter of Italian Styled lamb to the table with a steaming bowl of smooth and cheesy polenta will impress the fussiest two year old and long time chef (well in my house it does) This lamb is one such recipe I have been making for a few years now. I throw it together to impress friends with the casual Italian style share plate dinner which has becoming popular in many restaurants recently. Continue reading