Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup


 Make this chunky and nourishing thick minestrone soup in your kitchen, for those chilly winter months when a hearty meal is needed to revive the body and mind. The Italians gave it the name ‘Minestrone’ meaning to administer ( or ministrare ).  Traditionally, the head of the household would serve the soup from a large…

Chocolate and Walnut Biscotti


Chocolate Walnut Biscotti made with pure cocoa for a deeply rich chocolate flavour.  Decadent yet light and crunchy biscotti this recipe makes for a biscotti that almost resembles a chocolate brownie in taste. Chocolate biscotti are twice baked Italian biscuits studded with a generous serve of walnuts. This simple  biscotti is everyone’s favourite and make…

Rosemary and Thyme Spelt Grissini Breadsticks


Snap and dip away into hummus, tsatsiki, avocado or eggplant dip with these Italian breadsticks ( grissini ) or perfect served with antipasto or cheese plate with flare. Read further, for recipe variations. These long, thin crunchy Grissini or breadsticks have flavour undertones of olives and rosemary and thyme. Deeply flavoured made with spelt flour,…

Spaghetti Marinara


This is an easy seafood pasta recipe suitable for any occasion. Mussels, scallops, prawns and calamari are gently simmered in a fragrant tasty tomato sauce. This attractive looking dinner is one of the easiest, most impressive meals you can serve in just 30 minutes on any hurried night. You can use any combination of seafood….