Where does your kitchen inspiration come from? Today mine comes from the garden and the lessons I learned in Italy. As I have my morning coffee in the garden I’m delighted to find the most beautiful tomato’s, basil and parsley so I plan our dinner. ...more
A lot of recipes require a seriously good foundation that you can build on, Be it a rich stock, a fragrant spice mix or a flavorsome sauce, a “base” is something you cannot go without and will need time and time again....more
Nothing beats a lazy, slow-cooked Sunday bolognese filling the house with tempting aromas that draw the family to the table. But if it’s a Tuesday night, that all day simmer isn’t really an option, is it?
Arrabiata translates to angry; so this is my angry sauce! Actually it’s simply a spicy/strong tomato sauce flavoured heavily with red chili flakes and tons of garlic… yum! Now I’m not promising you clean breath but if everyone is eating this then everyone cancels it out!http://lisagcooks.com/lisa-g-news/arrabiata-sauce-2/ ...more
This pork stew recipe is an extended version of pork nilaga (Filipino-style pork stew). The ingredients (e.g. pork, carrots, potatoes) are cut in big chunks; however, cooks slowly under low-medium heat so that flavors of the spices and tomatoes are infused into the chunks....more
About once a week, I make some sort of tomato sauce to use in different dishes. I've got my tried and true Marinara but have needed to add something new. After a little research, I came across this wonderful recipe from Lidia Bastianich. I love her cookbooks and her philosophy on food....more