Pasta Primavera Recipe

Pasta Primavera

24th July 2020

Pasta Primavera is a lovely alternative to a tomato based pasta dish. Made with fresh tagliatelle, lots of green vegetables and a creme fraiche sauce, it has a light and delicate flavour. Perfect for spring and summer months. Serve with grated parmesan, black pepper and a glass of white wine, and you have yourself a […]

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Puttanesca Recipe


18th August 2019

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca (otherwise known as the dish of Italian prostitutes), is an Italian pasta dish, invented in Naples in the 1960s. It’s thought that prostitutes would make this simple dish because it was quick and cheap! It includes many cupboard ingredients, that most Italians would have at home, and can be rustled up in […]

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Homemade Pesto

Homemade Pesto

8th July 2019

I was very kindly gifted this Kitchenaid food processor by the lovely team at and the first recipe I decided to make with it, was a homemade pesto. I’ve always knew that a basic pesto recipe was very simple to make, but I’ve never actually tried my hand at it. The Kitchenaid food processor […]

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Salmon Tagliatelle

Creamy Salmon Tagliatelle

25th February 2019

Pasta dishes, and Italian cuisine in general, are one of my favourite foods. I’ve tried my hand at making my own pasta, and cooking up a variety of fresh and packet pasta throughout the seasons. Whether it’s a spicy tomato ragu or a light lemon and olive oil dressing, pasta can be so versatile and […]

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Mushroom, Olive & Sundried Tomato Lasagne

31st July 2018

Although I’ve previously posted a vegetarian lasagne recipe, I couldn’t resist sharing this one, as it’s very different to the first, but equally as delicious. I first found inspiration for this recipe because we had two tubs of mushrooms that desperately needed using up, so I first searched for a mushrooms lasagne recipe, and then […]

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Pesto Orzo Salad

Pesto & Sun-dried Tomato Orzo Salad

3rd April 2018

I absolutely love pesto, so much so that I have at it at least once a week. Whether it’s on a pizza, spread over a piece of sourdough, or mixed into pasta. Shamefully, I’ve never actually tried to make pesto myself, but when it’s so reasonable to buy (perhaps even cheaper than making it yourself?), […]

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Red pesto pasta

Red Pesto Tagliatelle

24th October 2017

Slightly cheating with this week’s recipe… I didn’t make my own red pesto, I bought a jar from our local grocer! But when you’re in need of a quick and healthy lunch, and you’re only make enough for one, I’m going to let myself off! This super bright and colour tagliatelle can be made in […]

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Margherite Pasta

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Pasta

18th July 2017

Okay so I have to confess, this is a pasta recipe that uses Sainsbury’s Basil & Pine Nut Margherite. I did not make the pasta. The pasta is amazing. I did not need to make it. Sainsbury’s have nailed it! Phew, now that’s out of the way, you may not agree that this is a […]

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Crab Linguine

30th August 2016

This weekend Stew rustled up a delicious crab linguine for us both on Saturday evening, with chilli, garlic, parsley and mushrooms. I absolutely love crab and seafood pasta in general, so I was super excited to try this. Whilst he did the cooking, I whipped us up a tasty Aperol Spritz to wash everything down […]

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