Category: Italian

Recipe: Pizza Serafina (Sultana pizza)

I work in a Medical Research Institute, and the nature of research is that people travel a lot for their careers.  My current Divisions include scientists and students from France, Germany, Switzerland, Algeria, China, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, The…

Planning and Pizza

I was hoping to write more here while I was on holidays, but the combination of my usual December activities, plus confectionery, plus the funeral, all followed up with several days of drainingly hot weather have left me more exhausted…

Recipe: Baked Ricotta

Today is horrendously hot, and the next two days threaten to be worse.  I have therefore spent the afternoon… cooking. No, really, bear with me, it isn’t as mad as it sounds.  Cooking in this weather can only be described…

Recipe: Easy Pasta Dinner

For some strange reason, nobody ever gives me hampers.  Possibly, they have some idea that my house is full of food already and a hamper is the last thing I need.  I can’t imagine where they would get such a…

Recipe: Balsamic Strawberry Parfait

Strawberries again.  What can I say?  They are still deliciously cheap.  This is one of my favourite desserts.  I like to pretend its healthy, but that’s basically a lie.  I also don’t measure anything anymore, so this is a bit…

Recipe: A Stew for Spring

This is lightly adapted from a recipe in Jack Bishop’s book The Complete Italian Vegetarian.  Mostly, I adapted it by screwing it up.  But you don’t need to do that part.  The rest of the adaptation was a matter of…

Recipe: Orange Me Up (Scotty)!

What do you get when you cross orange salad with tiramisu?  In my case, you get something a lot like a very orangey, boozy, rich, trifle.  Which I choose to call ‘orange me up’, because tiramisu means ‘pick me up’,…