‘LOVE ITALY’ by Guy Grossi

I must have been a good girl this year because Santa granted my Christmas wish.  I received the cookbook ‘LOVE ITALY’ by Guy Grossi.  Guy Grossi is a celebrated chef and restaurateur from Melbourne.  He owns Grossi Florentino (I’ve dined at this one and loved it), Mirka Continental Bistro, Merchant Osteria Veneta, Ombra Salumi Bar…

Veggie Garden Project

Picking veggies from your garden and preparing them for a meal several minutes later, is a real treat!  The freshness and flavour is unsurpassed!  I grew up eating fresh veggies most nights as my parents lived sustainably – producing all their own veggies & fruit (potatoes, carrots, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, peas, onions, pumpkin, lemons,…

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

There are many recipes and methods to making shortcrust pastry. Some recipes have high content of butter and egg yolk suitable for savoury shortcrust pastry and others include sugar, either caster or pure icing sugar, for a sweeter shortcrust pastry. A high butter content and the addition of egg yolk gives savoury shortcrust pastry and…

Amaretti (gluten-free)

Amaretti (Gluten-Free)

Amaretti are Italian biscotti – biscuits! They are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Traditionally, these beauties are great to have with coffee, but I have to say that I love them anyway – cup of tea, coffee, on there own! I love eating full stop! There are so many ways to…