Category Archives: Pasta and gnocchi recipes

Pasta! Or how a little Trullo crab could make your week…

In seven years of this blog, pasta, the ultimate ‘daily solution to an eternal problem’, has only ever featured as a footnote to recipes designed for use with gnocchi. Thirteen years ago, thanks to a very stressful job (180 newly branded … Continue reading

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Seven-minute midweek cheese sauce for gnocchi or pasta

I have been back at an office 9-5 for four weeks and have, of course, been remembering how very few things are really WTF material. When you’re out all day, commuting for almost two hours, and trying to get life … Continue reading

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…Want Not: gnocchi with butternut squash, caramelised onion, blue cheese and cream

I was all ready to do some moules marinières with cream and cider tonight (see, see what I did there…) and then, ha, Waitrose had sold out of mussels. Now, I know I live in Islington but we’re talking N7 here, … Continue reading

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The Cook Shelf: Made in Sicily and a simple tomato sauce

As a non-pasta-eater I am not the biggest fan of Italian food. Yes, I know there is a lot more to Italian cuisine than durum wheat but, you have to admit, many of the greatest recipes revolve around it. Which … Continue reading

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Peter Gordon’s gnocchi with feta and tomato sauce

Salad was my plan today, or something about how to build one with different elements. But oh my, the weather; if it rains much more I think the colour might be washed out of the sky for good. I’m sitting … Continue reading

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Salbitxada…or tomato and almond pesto by another name

Is this easy? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely. Unpronounceable. Without a doubt. But I would just concern myself with the first two; you need to know what it tastes like not what it sounds like. Salbitxada comes from the Valls area of … Continue reading

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Cauliflower (or broccoli) with bagna cauda and chilli

Yes, yes I know, two posts about cauliflower in a week is too much for anyone. But it’s staring at me from the fridge, it needs eating and, having thrown a rather ridiculously large piece of watermelon away I’m loath … Continue reading

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