How to make parsley pesto

What happens when there’s a big bunch of fresh parsley in a weekly vegetable box? You make parsley pesto, of course. What else? There’s nothing better than the smell and taste of fresh herbs. Mix that with some garlic and parmesan cheese and it’s a match made in heaven. If you’re a fan of pesto,…

Spinach and feta pies

It’s well known that food can evoke memories of places. Sampling local cuisine is a huge part of the experience of traveling, and we all have a couple of comfort food dishes that transport us back to a particular time and place. During a recent delve through the cookbooks I stumbled across a recipe for…

Home cooking and wellbeing

Quick question. Who used to be lazy with cooking and preferred to eat out instead? Yep, me too. At least, that was until COVID-19 turned up and forced us all to get closely acquainted with our kitchens. Despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, one positive thing that has come out of the situation is…

How to cook like a Tirolean

Lesson number one. Use lots of cheese. And if you don’t like cheese then I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Especially when it comes to the traditional Tirolean dish of Käsespätzle, an Austrian version of macaroni and cheese. Cheese is in plentiful supply in the Austrian province of Tirol (where I learnt this recipe), and dairy farming…