Osso Buco

There was this episode on Masterchef Australia 2014 where the contestants had to guess the name of a classic dish when the cloche is lifted. Osso Buco was one of the array of classic dishes in that episode and it caught my eye and attention. Anyway, one day I was walking along this row of […]

Easy Crunchy Roast Potatoes

Recently at the market I saw these baby royal blue potatoes and they were too pretty and cute in size. I bought some of them to stock up and came home to research what I could make out of them. In the corner of my mind I have always wanted to try my hands on […]

Tortellini Formaggi on Pumpkin Puree, Buttered Prawns Dressed with Gremolata & Roasted Slivered Almonds

I wanted to go out from my comfort zone and make something special with the  Tortellini Emiliani Formaggi pasta from Barilla La Collezione range. They are so cute in size! Inside the tortellini is filled with  Ricotta and Grana Padano cheese. The taste of the cheese is very subtle and not overpowering so in my […]

Creamy Orecchiette with Chicken Stroganoff

In my previous post, I mentioned that I was sent a couple of products from Barilla Australia. One of the pasta from Barilla La Collezione range is Orecchiette Pugliesi. The word Pugliesi is derived from the origin of this pasta which is region of Puglia, a humble farming land situated along the southeastern coast of Italy. Orecchiette […]

Surprise Goodies from Barilla Australia

Late last month, I received an out-of the-blue email from Barilla Australia marketing peeps. I was totally stoked! They conveyed their love for my humble blog and wanted to send me a goodies hamper of Barilla products. I was overjoyed beyond words, thanking them gazillion times when the courier package arrived at my doorstep safely. […]

Creamy Fettuccine Carbonara

Once a while when I need something quick I would go back to my old recipes and see what I can cook with. I browsed this old recipe of Spaghetti Carbonara I made with Spaghetti pasta and chicken and knew I could make little adjustment to it and turn it into something else. Instead of Spaghetti […]

Salmon Cream Cheese Vol Au Vents

Pretty little Salmon Vol Au Vents. This small little devils were simple, quick to assemble bite-size goodies for high tea snacks. I recently made a small batches for a girlfriends gathering event. These petite vol au vents pastry shell/cases were from Woolsworth – ready made, and so they only need couple of minutes in the oven […]