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Showing posts from January, 2019

Cooking the Season: Lombrichelli with Zucchini & Blossoms

Buon Anno! and welcome to my first post for 2019 with the focus on ‘Cooking the Season’.  I hope you had a delightful festive period cooking your wonderful traditional family dishes and hopefully explored some new recipes to add to your table. I spent time with the family away, time in the garden and catching up on some reading from recipe books purchased at the end of last year; but more about that in another upcoming post.
The year begins with an emphasis on growing our own food the way my grandparents did.My roots have instilled a connection to the land, planting fruits and vegetables that have allowed us to carry on traditions as well as sustain our family. It has taught me to slow down, be patient and appreciate natures time frame in this ever fast paced world; reminded me about the importance of sharing the surplus and not to waste; to be frugal and most of all to respect the land. These underlying values I owe to my grandparents first and foremost and my parents who still choo…