double tomato risotto

Who doesn’t love a good risotto ? The key to a good risotto is a watchful (and loving eye) and hot stock. 😉 Ingredients – 1 1/2 L of chicken or vegetable stock – 2 rashers of bacon, finely chopped (optional) – 1 small onion, finely chopped – 1 clove of garlic – 4 fresh…

a new kind of pesto – basil & fetta

One thing I hate about buying herbs from the supermarket, is when you only need a couple of leaves or stalks but the rest has to goto waste 😦 This makes for one sad Lolly. Especially when they are so expensive too!! So after making my vegetarian ratatouille, I had nearly a whole bunch of…

bruschetta with marinated goats fetta

This was inspired by my best friends quick and easy and super delish dinner last week. Ingredients: – pieces of sour dough, or bruschetta toasts – half a red onion, chopped finely – 12 large basil leaves, sliced – 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered – 4 pieces of semi-sundried tomatoes, chopped – 2 cloves of garlic,…

Beef & Basil Cream Tartlets with Balsamic Roast Tomatoes.

There are a few things i’m a sucker for first is roast tomatoes i don’t like them fresh but put them in the oven for an hour and they’re heaven. second is miniature tart shells they’re adorable and you can do almost anything with them. The third is thinly sliced steak, it came about when…

homemade chunky sundried tomato and basil dip

Ingredients – 1 cup of semi sun-dried tomatoes, drained from oil – but keep some of the oil handy as sometimes it needs moistening – 175g of unsalted cashews – 2/3 cup of parmesan or romano cheese, grated – 1 clove of crushed garlic – salt and pepper – 1 teaspoon of chilli (optional) – 1/3 cup…

pesto chicken pasta

A simple, yet delicious favourite. Ingredients – pasta – fettucini, penne, angel hair, what ever you choose – 300g of chicken breast or skinless thigh fillet, cut into chunks – 3 heaped tablespoons of good basil pesto ( I like to use my own, but store-bought is fine! ) – 1 crushed garlic clove –…