Sunday, 12 December 2010

Foodie Experience#2 Italian Breakfasts/Nutella and a Chocolatey Heaven Guest Post

 The best intentions...

So I promised I would post every Sunday, then work came along and 'bam wang', my Sundays got taken up somehow over the last few weeks.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Foodie Experience#1: There's no such Thing as Italian Food and Ragu Alla Nonna!!

First of all, thanks to everyone for the lovely comments.
I do intend on going back to Italy over and over again, and the experience will always stay with me.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Chocolate and Strawberry Cake Teaser and Memoirs of a Foodie living in Italy

After my incredible experience in Italy during last year, I was forced to make a decision last Summer.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Garlic Tiger Prawns/Shrimp and my First Italian Feast

.If you recall, on my last post I mentioned I had been asked to cook for30 plus guests over a weekend-long birthday party.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Egg and Vegetables Bruschetta and Cream Cakes in Lake Como

 So I am waaaaaayyyyyy behind with my posts! I know I am really sorry but I do have several good reasons, you see...

Friday, 28 May 2010

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Well I was planning for my next post, a yummy bruschetta covered in saucy vegetables and topped with a fried egg,

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Roast Chicken and Italian Herbs

 .Most of us have used Italian Herbs at some point, but it wasn't until I got a lovely Email from Saverio Lo Presti from Ariosto that I really began my journey into Italian herbs.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Corned Beef and Potato Pie

Well, the anniversary of the blog was very well celebrated thanks to all of you!

Initially it was about experimenting with two very different types of cuisine, British and Meditteranean , but as time went on, it became more of an experiment with food and cooking in general.
I started asking myself what kind  of British foods had I been missing the most since moving to Italy.
 The answer was more than obvious, pies!!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Sweet Paprika Seafood Stew and my First Anniversary

 Ladies and Gents, 'I love Flavour, me!' is officially ONE year old!

And what a year it has been too, so many changes, so many adventures!!!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Creamy Mushroom and Broccoli Risotto and of Mantovese Caviar Canapes and other Delights

 A few weeks back, as the Italian Spring sunshine became stronger, the Italian Folk and I headed to one of the most beautiful towns in Lombardia, Mantova.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino and a trip to the Mercato Coperto

 It's springtime and I'm really into simple, flavourful dishes.

What could be simpler and more flavourful than this typically Italian dish???

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter!!! Buona Pasqua! Uma Pascoa Feliz!!

Allow me to share some yummy Chocolate Eggs from the Local Delicatessen with you!
Have a wonderful Easter!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Simple Tender Calamari and What are your Addictions?

 A quick midweek post that comes as a confession.
I LOVE Calamari (deep fried squid rings)!
They are my downfall! Could eat them all day non-stop.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Herby Baked Vegetables or Contorno alla Remy

Have you ever seen the film 'Ratatouille'? It is one of Alex's favourites!!
Ok, maybe not HIS favourite but the one we watch the most because...errrmm...its MY favourite!!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Ham Hock with Vegetables or Stinco di Maiale Con le Verdure

As we say goodbye to the Winter, I would like to share something that I have learned about comfort food.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Vanilla and Cinnamon Creamy Rice Pudding or Arroz Doce

As I said in my previous post, the only thing Alex hates is rice but, strangely enough he loves Rice Pudding!
Whenever I make it, he has 2/3 helpings within minutes and can never have enough of it!

My recipe for Rice Pudding is slightly different from the traditional one.
I make it the Portuguese way, and that means a lot of cinnamon.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Creamy Tuna and Tomato Pasta Bake or Pasta Con Tonno Al Forno

All kids are picky eaters!
Even Alex. He hates rice for starters, he will eat it but, still winge, moan and groan at every mouthful!
Rice aside, he eats everything I give him.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Pasta with Italian Sausage and Garden Peas

There is something about sausage and peas that just makes me want to eat it.
Take a nice good quality savoury pork sausage and pair it up with some gorgeous sweet peas...what could possibly go wrong??

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Winter Roasted Vegetables Lasagna

I am always paranoid about vegetables. Ok, let me rephrase that, I am always paranoid about not eating enough vegetables.
Or rather, I am always paranoid about ALEX not eating enough vegetables!

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Wild Berries English Trifle and a Diabetic's Birthday Treat!

  Last Saturday we had some dear friends over for dinner.
One of them had just celebrated his birthday a few days before.
I wanted to make something special for dessert, such as a birthday cake but with him being diabetic, this became an extremely difficult challenge.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Chestnut and Spelt Soup, Risotto Alla Milanese. Two Great Primos!

Modena, the land of Balsamic Vinegar is in the Region of Emilia Romagna, the land of Parmesan Cheese, Zampone and Ferarri. Modena is also the city of bicycles.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

A Fantastic Italian Foodie Experience

Let me tell you about one of my best birthday presents ever.

First, answer this question.
What do you give a foodie, who already has a pasta machine, for her birthday?
Answer: take her to a really good restaurant and tell her that price is no objection!
And that is exactly what the Italian folk did.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie with a Mediterranean Touch

It's colder here than it has been in the last few weeks and that has made me crave comfort food more and more.

When I think of fresh flavours I turn to Italian and Portuguese cuisine but when I think of comfort food I inevitably think of British recipes.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Clams in Spicy Salame Sauce

Last Saturday, while I was waiting for the Italian Folk to get kids dressed, adults fed and beds made,before going shopping, I came across a gorgeous Recipe by the adorable Claudia from the Journey of an Italian Cook.
I couldn't stop drooling! The recipe sounded amazing so I told the Italian Folk that I just had to have clams as soon as possible.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Beef Stew My Way or The Humble Chef's Beef Stew

I know that January is supposed to be the month when we all try to be healthy, detox etc, but it is still cold and for  me January is more and more a month of comfort food.

Having cooked Portuguese and Italian for many weeks now, I craved British flavours, namely stews, casseroles and pies.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Italian Sweet Chocolate Salami or Biscuit and Chocolate Roll

So, I'm back at work now and trying to readjust to getting up early and not having as much time to 'play' in the kitchen again.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Baked Salted Cod and my First Trip to a Trattoria

So, during the Xmas break, we decided to go out for a meal in a traditional Trattoria.
The place was packed. There were two sets of tables with 30 people each at the least.

In a traditional Trattoria there are no menus. Someone comes to your table and tells you what the daily menu is.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Monday, 4 January 2010

English Roast Beef and Salted Cod Fishcakes

So Xmas Day arrived and I wanted to feel a bit more at home and asked if it would be possible to make a traditional English Roast for lunch.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Holidays Indulgence: Creamy Baked Cod and the Easiest Chocolate Mousse Ever!

Happy 2010, everybody!

Well, these holidays I was very lucky. The people I live with don't share the same passion for cooking. On the other hand, they love fish and seafood. So I was able to indulge and over indulge in my passion for cooking and Fish.
If fish wasn't so expensive, I would be a very happy Pescetarian.