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Category Archives: Pasta

Broccoli, bacon and pine nut pasta sauce

One of the greatest food disappointments in my life has been my inability to digest pasta dishes with tomato based sauces. I struggle with gluten, I struggle with concentrated tomato. … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 29 Comments

Zucchini, Hot Smoked Salmon and Dill Cream Sauce

I’ve culled my 40 year old cookbook collection a few times in the last couple of years. Packing stuff into boxes has that affect on me. The classics I’ve kept, … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 25 Comments

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

After I arrived home with multiple bulging bags from the Meditteranean Wholesalers, I was startled to find that the expensive pasta the retailer has promoted as “spelt” was in fact … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 39 Comments

Potato Gnocchi Gluten Free

Potato Gnocchi have been at the forefront of my food thoughts for a month or more now. Could they be made gluten free without compromise to flavour or texture? I … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 34 Comments

Sicilian Tomato Pesto Trapanese

We have a fabulous multicultural TV channel in Australia, SBS. Late one night about ten years ago we lucked upon a sub titled Sicilian TV detective series, Inspector Montalbano. Our … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 32 Comments

Serendipity Sauce

Sometimes the best dishes are made in a rush with just a few simple ingredients. That happened last night. A bunch of parsley, a tired head of broccoli, a can … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 15 Comments

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

In the late eighties I made my initial foray into the food business. I worked long hours for little financial reward, but I gained a wealth of experience money could … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 11 Comments

Lasagne Bolognese

Being forced to eradicate wheat from my diet has created the challenge to find a brand of gluten free pasta that satisfies my discerning palate. I expect gluten free pasta … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 23 Comments

Basil Pesto

In my home town, the word “pesto” has been adopted by the food industry as the catchphrase that describes a chunky textured dip that is made from herbs or vegetables … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 16 Comments

Deconstructed Grilled Vegetable Lasagne

Those following restricted diets often come off second best at large sit down catered dinner functions. I understand as well as the next person that if 5 people request a … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 8 Comments

Linguine with Seafood Sauce

  The quality of the marinara seafood mix from Melbourne’s fishmongers is currently outstanding. Yesterday, for a trifling few dollars, I brought home a half kilo container with fresh scallops, … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 5 Comments


This dish has been a regular on our dinner table for close to 30 years. There was never a written down recipe (until now.) I set out to make a … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Semolina Gnocchi

I think this dish must be the ultimate Italian comfort food. Warm, soft and cheesey with luscious crispy edges, this “pasta” makes a light and luscious meal, delicious with ratatouille, … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · 4 Comments


This is a quick, simple and tasty sauce that can be prepared in the time it takes to boil a pot of water and cook the pasta. I think fusilli … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment