Posts Tagged ‘ pasta ’

Ragu with pappardelle

August 27, 2011
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Ragu with pappardelle

One of the good things about working in the Finance industry is Bank Holiday. It’s that little extra picnic day that we get over all others. It’s a day where things are still open, majority of others are at work, and there’s no need to brave regular public holiday crowds. In saying this, I spent my Bank Holiday in the kitchen. All day. For hours. And it made me happy! There were a few things I had wanted to do for a while and today was the day. One of those said things was use my new Aldi ravioli gadget. You see Stud is a HUGE fan of ravioli. I’ve only really made it a couple of times for him but when we are in an Italian restaurant, it’s normally his dish of choice so when I bought my little gadget, he was excited at the thought of ravioli...

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SIFF Let’s do Lunch @ Coast

October 14, 2010
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SIFF Let’s do Lunch @ Coast

Ahhhh school holidays. The time when the trains are invaded by screaming teens, the city is rife with groups of children visiting the big smoke and parents everywhere are screaming to their children “Don’t touch that! Get over here!”. The plus side to this time for me is that two friends of mine teach kindergarten and therefore are off work for a bludgy two weeks so we decided to meet for lunch to take advantage of the Crave food festival and also just for a good chit chat. After scouring the SIFF website for what seemed like hours, we decided to go to Coast for their Scallop Ravioli with a braised leek and sorrel cream. When we arrived we were seated and given the regular menu. We asked the waitress about the SIFF menu and she said “oh its ravioli”. Not wanting to order the incorrect thing, we asked...

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Thursday night throw together

July 29, 2010
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The day before our fortnightly shop I was pressed for inspiration and had some chicken and mushrooms to dispose of. Not wanting to do the regular creamy chicken and mushroom dish, I went hunting for a recipe that both Stud and I would like and wouldn’t be too overpowering. Exhibit A…… Chicken, Chilli and Mushroom pasta (Serves 4)  Ingredients 30g butter or margarine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic crushed 500g chicken thigh fillets 250g fresh button mushrooms, quartered 425g can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup red wine 1 tablespoon chili sauce 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried oregano salt and pepper to taste 500g pasta (you choose your favourite) boiling water 1 tablespoon chopped parsley grated Parmesan cheese to serve  Method Heat butter and oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft. Add chicken and fry until golden...

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