Farfalle with Peas and Pancetta

Farfalle with Peas and Pancetta So simple, yet so satisfying. This dish is quick to make and using only a handful of ingredients. Ingredients 400g Farfalle pasta 100g Pancetta 100g Peas Parmesan cheese Extra virgin olive oil Salt & pepper Method Bring to a boil a pan of salted boiling water and add the pasta and cook until al dente. Fry pancetta with a little … Continue reading Farfalle with Peas and Pancetta

Orecchiette with Zucchini and Pancetta

Orecchiette with Zucchini and Pancetta Quick, easy and packed with flavour this is the perfect dish for a Summer’s day with all the family. Ingredients 2 large zucchini, sliced into thin rounds 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 lb/100g pancetta Extra virgin olive oil Salt & pepper 1 lb/500g orecchiette 1 cup/100g parmesan cheese Fresh basil, torn Method Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. In a … Continue reading Orecchiette with Zucchini and Pancetta

Shellicious Pasta Ragu

Shellicious Pasta Ragu Combine two favourites – ragu and stuffed pasta shells – to make the ultimate pasta bake. Serve bubbling from the oven for true comfort food. Listen closely to the shells as they whisper sweet nothings into your ear.. For the pasta shells 250g large pasta shells or conchiglioni 200g mascarpone 2 x 125g balls mozzarella, drained and finely chopped large bunch basil, … Continue reading Shellicious Pasta Ragu

Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto

Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto Tortelloni is tortellini’s big brother, and while tortellini is smaller in size and usually filled with meat and served in a broth, tortelloni is larger and usually filled with cheese and served with a sauce. They are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button” (ombelico). Here you have our … Continue reading Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs It’s an Italian thing 😉  Italian food is the most Romantic in the world. This recipe was passed down from our Nonna and is a family tradition. Who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs? There’s a reason it’s such a classic. Serves 4-6 Ingredients The Sauce 16 ounces spaghetti Extra virgin olive oil 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 6 cups crushed tomatoes 1/2 … Continue reading Spaghetti & Meatballs

Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca Whore’s pasta as it is usually described in English. We love to hear the many different stories behind this recipe, but this story is our favourite. “Puttanesca” literally translates to “in the style of prostitutes,” supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives tossed with pasta were how Neapolitan prostitutes would lead customers to their doors back in the … Continue reading Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta One of the things we miss most about Italy is the long-table dinners we would have with our family in the small village where our famiglia live. While we patiently waited for the prima and seconda courses, we would start with antipasti which would include cured meats, pickled vegetables and mushrooms, olives, bruschetta, bread, crostini etc along with one of our … Continue reading Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta