Summer Pea Pasta

This is a recipe I actually tried out when I was in the 9th grade for a talent thing in school. Back then however, I Β made fresh pasta and served it. This time I’ve used store-bought dried pasta, making my life and yours easier. If you want to however use fresh pasta, go right ahead….

Making Fresh Pasta

This post was meant to go up yesterday, but I got a bit lazy and put one meant for today instead. To start off italian week, I wanted to show you’ll how to make fresh pasta. I have a pasta machine and can therefore make different types of pasta, but if you don’t have one…

Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Vegetables

An easy side to make with any creamy pasta. Since its slow roasted, the juices of the mushroom stay intact and it doesn’t become mushy. The bell peppers and cauliflower still have some crunch and the tomatoes have only gotten a little soft. For the mushrooms and vegetables: Cauliflower Mushroom Bellpepper Tomatoes Red chillies Basil…

Lemon Chicken Tenders

Something sample and delicious to end lemon week, yummy lemon chicken tenders. They are really easy to make and smell delicious when in the oven. For the tenders: Boneless chicken, sliced into thin slivers Parmesan cheese, grated Parsley, finely chopped Lemon juice Bread crumbs Italian seasoning Butter, melted Preheat the oven to 180C. In a…

Lemon Victoria Sponge

Just like the drizzle cake its something that is perfect for tea. I found the cake a little dense but the whipped cream and lemon curd in the center helps lighten it. For the sponge: 175g butter 175g sugar 175g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract 1 lemon zested (I forgot to show…

Flax and Poppy Seed Lemon Muffins

Something a little healthier than my previous posts, Flax and Poppy Seed Lemon Muffins. They work perfectly for breakfast and are easy to pick up as you are out the door. This is another recipe I picked up from the Leiths Technique Bible. For the muffins: 250g flour 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp baking…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is a recipe I found in a good food magazine years ago. However I haven’t used that recipe here. I found in that one that some of the ingredients were not available to me. So instead I did a little hunting online and used Mary Berry’s recipe from her book. You may find a…

Lemon and Corriander Hummus

From the last two recipes, you can tell that I’m loving lemony things right now. I decided to switch it up and do something savoury. You could serve this with lavash or pita bread. I used the same recipe as I did for the walnut lavash, I just replaced the walnuts on top with sesame…

Lemon Curd

This recipe has mostly been adapted from the Leiths Techniques Bible which I recently purchased. A lot of the recipes I try over the next three months are from this book, but they may have some of my own tweeks. Keeping with the lemon theme, I tried out a lemon curd from the book. I’ve…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Day 2 of this little adventure, and I’m in love with lemon. Something I love during the summer is anything lemony. So I decided to go with a simple vanilla cupcake with lemon frosting. The recipe worked out really well in terms of flavour. However, Bombay is currently 35C and I don’t have an airconditioner…

Mock Pate with Lavash

A couple of weeks ago our college hosted a walnut competition in partnership with California walnuts. The idea was to create a recipe that uses walnuts in almost every element, but is also very innovative and different from the recipes out there. So I came up with a Walnut and Lentil Pate. The look and…

Changes…Good and Bad!

So I’m revamping my blog a little and making a few changes. So far I’ve done post not only about the food I eat or cook or even the places I visit, but a little bit of everything. However as I take this blog forward having completed a year, I’ve realized that I dont want…