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easy home made pasta

Cannelloni Di Magro: Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

This months Daring Kitchen Challenge provoked my fading memories of a life briefly lived in Italy. How incredible to tap back into the warmth of Tiziana’s Sicilian kitchen where I learn how to make pasta, with a strong flour milled mere kilometers away and eggs from the galina’s that roost outside our window, my flour covered hands […]

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Savoury Pierogi Recipe and Sweet Pierogi Recipe

Savoury Pierogi Recipe and Sweet Pierogi Recipe

I’ve recently found and joined a great online community called The Daring Kitchen – each month a cooking challenge is set, and the experience is reported back either through a blog post, or on the forum if you’re not a blogger. Each month you can chose between two challenges – one for the daring bakers […]

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How To: Perfectly Boiled Pasta Recipe

How To: Perfectly Boiled Pasta Recipe

Subtitle: You Mean Cooking Pasta Doesn’t Have To Include Throwing It At The Wall?? Too many cooks sometimes spoils the broth, but in this case it made for a rather hilarious revelation. Pepo (Italian agritourism owner, self made chef, Sicilian food conesuir), Sego (French traveller, fellow foodie) and I were discussing our methods to check […]

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Sicilian Pasta Dishes

Sicilian Pasta Dishes

The use of breadcrumbs in recipes instead of cheese dates back to times of poverty in Southern Italy – dairy was not affordable for most Italians so a huge amount of resourceful recipes using breadcrumbs (usually dry-roasted to create a lovely crunchy flavour) resulted. Also, Italians traditionally don’t eat chesse in seafood recipes, so breadcrumbs […]

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Home Made Tomato Sauce

Home Made Tomato Sauce

It seems almost obligatory in Italy to make home made tomato sauce (the kind for pasta, not the kind you dollop on chips and pies) because during summer there are an utter abundance of cheap, ripe tomatoes around so anyone who’s anyone with a kitchen gets to buying a couple of boxes full and bottling […]

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Pasta Round Two - Lets Add Some Colour

Pasta Round Two – Lets Add Some Colour

Having found my feet during the first pasta making lesson, I’ve revisited (and upgraded the complexity of) the recipe, this time without Tiziana’s watchful eye. I experimented with coloured pasta, namely red (tomato) and green (spinach) and the result was rewarding, and incidentally rather delicious. Recipe: Spinach and Ricotta Coloured Ravioli Serves 6  (printable recipe) […]

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Pasta Alla Norma

Pasta Alla Norma

This next dish is one of the first Sicilian dishes that I read about; Pasta Alla Norma, literally meaning normal pasta.  So I guess it’s not surprising that when I asked to be taught this dish preferentially over lasagna I was met with quizzical looks.  Crazy Australians!  This recipe is a go-to for any family […]

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First Ever Pasta Making Session - A Success!

First Ever Pasta Making Session – A Success!

Since arriving at Casa Di Tizzie for our 3 week stay I’ve been salivating for the promised pasta-making lesson, and it did not disappoint.  We dove straight into ravioli and chose to fill it with pumpkin simply because we’d found a massive pumpkin in the garden and it needed using.  The filling in this recipe […]

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