I’m not entirely sure if Tuscan Bean & Pancetta Soup is the correct title for this rustic, simple recipe, but I had just such a soup once, quite a few years ago and recreated the below from memory.
A memory tainted by some rather good Chianti I might add.
And so I’m...Read More
Monday's post brought a household tax demand, a TV licence reminder and, curiously, an offer for a free hearing aid. At 28.
But for once, this avalanche of Harp-marked envelopes was accompanied by some proper goodies - the lovely people at Knorr sent over a hamper full of some proper
It might be Friday and it might be March, but with cold wind and dull skies, it still feels like a depressing winter’s evening.
So...comfort food is in order I think, despite the Spring season. I’ve been meaning to try this stalwart of US menus for years, ever since a...Read More
Y’know, I never heard of this dish until I visited the United States. Wherein I found it on every
single menu. Seriously, it’s absolutely everywhere, and oddly enough pronounced “Chicken Parme-zhan
’. (Perhaps, correctly, I've no idea - Mr Italian Foodie could probably advise!)
Personally, I’ve never seen it in an...Read More
It's back!! National Fish and Chip Day 2012 is happening across the country today, with half price 'one & one's'
(not entirely sure what that is, but bet fish and chips are involved!) on offer in every ITICA member chippy.
This year they're also offering generous prizes, including 2 trips...Read More
Recently, on a trip to the magical Cliffs of Moher, we had a bit of a movie night. Huddled in front of a roaring fire, with four DVDs to watch, it was definitely an evening for comfort food. And we all know pasta is simply Italian for comfort...
can’t bake. Anybody who has even taken a cursory glance at the recipe list on this blog will realise this. So, with six people coming for dinner the other night, I was faced with a quandary. I could either pack my standards off for the weekend and...Read More
We love pizzas in our house. Mercifully, Dominoes is too far away and there is no Milanos to be found. Thank the Lord. Instead, I have begun to make my own. Well, kind of. I say ‘kind of’ because I did try to make my own bases before, and...
Just back from France, and ooh la la, how lovely the short break was! We basically ate, read and slept, which is how every good weekend break should be. More to come on that, but in the meantime, here's a recipe that I did on the first night over...Read More
Right so, from today until Wednesday, top Lidl offerings include 16 Denny Saussies for €2, 4 Lamb Loin Chops for €4, and yummy Smoked Black Forest Black Ham for €1.89 (this stuff is amazing in dishes involving chipotle chillies
, the smokiness of the chilli and ham go...Read More