green leaf pie

torta di foglie verdi green leaf pie I love this time of the year for all the winter greens growing in the veggie patch. Silverbeet, spinach, cavolo nero, cime di rapa, cabbage, cauliflower, fennel, broccoli, lettuce leaves and more. They all just seem to thrive on the crisp fresh mornings and chilly cold nights! Of…

rotolo al forno (rotolo bake)

Rotolo Al Forno Rotolo Bake Whilst I enjoy a traditional ‘rotolo’, I have simplified it in this recipe titled “Rotolo Bake” using fresh pasta sheets filled with a mixture of silverbeet & ricotta, (essentially, a silverbeet & ricotta cannelloni), cut in half, sat upright in a large saucepan, filled with a thick bath of sugo.…

Involtini Di Verza

involtini di verza (savoy cabbage rolls with pork & rice) Did you love ‘cabbage rolls’ as a child? I recently posted a photo on my personal instagram account of our homemade cabbage rolls for dinner; the amount of followers who reminiscently commented that I had taken them back was tremendous! And I get taken back…

Torta Di Clementine (clementine cake)

torta di clementine clementine cake ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ – what a fabulous movie that is! One of my favourites, staring Ben Stiller as Walter Mitty.  An inspiring movie about finding the courage to leap into the extraordinary adventure that is life; and celebrates the delightfulness of ‘clementine cake’!! Shirley Maclaine plays Walter’s mum…

Torta Al Limone (lemon cake)

torta al limone lemon cake Without a doubt, citrus cakes are my absolute favourite! They are simple looking cakes, rustic you could say, however bursting with pleasurable tangy refreshing light flavours. These are the types of cakes where it is impossible to stop at one slice. I remember as a young child I would devour…