Inspiration from Italy

 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

Chunky Tomato Sauce

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

20-Minute Pomodoro (Tomato) Sauce

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?    ...more
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Sweet, Spicy Cherry Tomato Pasta

Recipe for Sweet and Spicy Cherry Tomato Spaghetti....more

My 20 Minutes Meal Of Microwavable Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella

I have recently picked up on the 5.30pm Channel 4 show in Durham – ‘Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meals‘ and am hereby mimicking some of his cooking ethos:...more

Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Leaves with Tomato Sauce

 Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Leaves With Tomato Sauce...more

Arrabiata Sauce

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! ...more

Garlic Tomato Sauce

A delicious garlic infused red sauce for pasta, pizza, etc.

Pork Stew with Tomatoes

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

Simple Tomato Sauce+Kitchen Tools+Giveway=Cooking Success!

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