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.