Back in January a friend hosted an Italian-themed dinner party for his birthday and I brought along this eggplant caponata dish. It is tangy and delicious, and made a great counterpoint to the rich cheese and carb-heavy dishes on offer. Plus, it was super simple to whip up which was ultra important as I made it whilst simultaneously packing up my kitchen!
With Spring in the air and delicious produce in the fruit & veggie shop I’m all about simple dinners that really allow the veggies to really be the star of the dish. I find risottos really fit this bill and today’s zucchini & pea risotto is a perfect example!
Despite the fact Melbourne hasn’t had the warmest of Springs, on the weekend of the 25-27 October it played host to the Australian leg of the Gelato World Tour, which was held in Argyle Square in Carlton. The Gelato World Tour is being held in eight cities across five continents and pits sixteen gelato makers against one another for each leg of the competition. Each gelato maker presents one flavour and is judged by a panel of experts, as well as votes by the public, with the top three heading to the Grand Finale in Italy in 2014. (more…)
I got the River Cottage Veg Everyday cookbook for Christmas and despite flicking through it and wanting to cook everything from it then and there it has languished on my shelf with all my other cookbooks ever since. That was until I stumbled across Sarah’s blog, Down by the Sea where she will be making as many recipes from the book as she can this year, which inspired me to pull it back off the shelf and make a few things!