Category Archives: Pasta

Cannelloni (and other dishes!) for a Mother’s Day lunch

An old post from March 2013 that I never finished – but I do remember the food tasting great! – pear and goat’s cheese salad to start – spinach and ricotta cannelloni for main – and lemon tart (courtesy of … Continue reading

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A couple of starters: yummy artichoke, spinach and tomato pasta and a crab terrine

Yummy artichoke, spinach and tomato pasta Mix cooked pasta with: chopped fresh spinach halved cherry tomatoes marinated artichokes, chopped Add a little olive oil (or oil from the artichokes) to loosen the pasta. Stir the ingredients through the cooked pasta, … Continue reading

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A slightly odd lasagne: spinach and wurst

Talk about using up what was in the fridge (the annual pre-Christmas purge!) – lasagne with spinach and bratwurst is pretty random! TAsted good though! Bratwurst is a smoked sausage, so it;’s gonna take great whatever you do with it. And spinach cooks away … Continue reading

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Truffley treats (and not the chocolate kind)

The key ingredients for the truffle-laced pasta.             Asparagus in butter to start.         Fresh pasta with mushrooms and cream, topped with Parmesan and shavings of white truffle.       Pears … Continue reading

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Artichoke and spinach pasta

This recipe is super quick and easy: take a 200g jar of grilled artichokes and chop roughly stir through cooked pasta (enough for 3 or 4 people) add a large bag of fresh spinach add some of the oil from … Continue reading

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More prawny pasta: this time with tomatoes, green beans and lemon

This pasta dish was mostly what was left in the fridge, plus some tasty king prawns. I chopped a couple of tomatoes and added then to the pan, then added the lemon juice nad zest (of one lemon), followed by … Continue reading

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A dinner party with friends and family: a trio of pate, gnocchi carbonara and meringues

We had a whole pile of lovely friends over for dinner last weekend, and had a very jolly evening. I really enjoyed the food – both the cooking and the eating. The menu was simple, but had lots of our favourite … Continue reading

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