pumpkin tortellini

Pumpkin and Cheese Tortellini

Knowing how to make your own pasta is a useful skill to have. You can roll it out with a rolling pin, but your life will be so much easier with a pasta roller. You can get ones that clamp to your worktop, or ones that attach to a mixer. The latter involves far less…

Italian Sausage Rigatoni Bake

Italian Sausage and Spinach Rigatoni Bake

I am very fortunate where I live to have a fantastic butcher who makes a wonderful range of sausages and black pudding. I love sausages so when I am passing, I like to stop by and buy a few sausages to stock up the freezer. One thing they don’t do, however, is Italian Sausage. I…

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Asparagus

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Asparagus

Asparagus is just coming into season in the UK, so the young tender stalks are in stores now. It’s the best time to eat them and I like to eat it as often as I can while in season. This dish is light and fragrant and a perfect dinner for a sunny spring day. Asparagus…

roasted squash and spinach lasagne

Roasted Squash and Spinach Lasagne

After serving this lasagne, my husband proclaimed it to be his favourite dish of #SquashAppreciationMonth so far. It has quite a few steps in it, but the resulting dish is extremely tasty, making it very worthwhile. Despite being vegetarian, you could easily serve this to the most ardent meat eater and you won’t hear any…

Squash and bacon risotto

Roasted Squash and Bacon Risotto

Risotto is one of those dishes I usually order at a restaurant than make at home. Why? Anyone that has spent time making a risotto knows that they involve a lot of work. You have to toast the rice in butter, keep the stock warm, add stock little at a time and stir constantly. This is…

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

When looking for inspiration of which vegetable to include in my dinners, I like to pick ones that are seasonal and work from there. At the moment, British asparagus is at its best. It works well with most meat or fish dishes, and is almost made to accompany my favourite meat, chicken. It is versatile…