Essential Ingredients

Globe Artichokes I love them and wait all year to get some during their short season. Great in risotto, fish dishes, sautéed with cherry tomatoes, capers and basil. As a little snack with vino. Mix of breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley stuffed into each leave and then steam them in a pot with chicken stock. To […]

Pork, Fennel and Cabbage Pasta

I love this seriously quick pasta. Who would think that cabbage would work in pasta? But it does! If you can’t find pork and fennel sausages, a good quality pork sausage will work, just double the amount of fennel seeds added when sautéing the onions. 250g dried pasta 1 tbsp olive oil ½ onion, thinly […]

Gnocchi with Capsicum Ragu

The perfect meat-free meal the whole family will love. This dish uses ready-made gnocchi, something I always have on hand ever since discovering the shelf-stable Granoro brand available from Vetro and La Cave. Trust me, I was sceptical at first too, as store bought gnocchi is usually just hard little bullets, but the Granoro variety […]

Apricot and Almond Pudding

Recipes Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson The addition of ground almonds to this super simple pudding adds a delicious dimension which pairs beautifully with the tart apricots. No ground almonds, no problem, you can replace it with flour. You can also swap the apricots for tinned peaches or plums, even frozen berries would work! 100g […]