Grilled and Fried Capsicums!

Robin Boyle Barbecue, Italian, Vegetables

Here we use the word capsicums to mean the large, squat, mild peppers that come in red, green, yellow, orange and sometimes black. Sometimes they are called bell peppers or sweet peppers. For the recipes or methods included here you could also consider the elongated banana peppers as they also tend to be mild and sweet; they too come in …

Semolina Gnocchi – A Cinque Terre Experience!

Robin Boyle Entree, From the Archives, International Travel & Photos, Italian, Main course, Recipe, Vegetables

This post is from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1997. The food shots date from that period too, while the scenery shots are more recent. (Use the Print button at the top of this page for a hard copy or pdf of the recipe in this post.) Monterosso al Mare – Cinque Terre Monterosso al Mare …

King Valley – Food And Wine Trail!

Robin Boyle Entree, General Interest, Italian, Melbourne & Victoria, Travel, Wine

The King River Valley is about three hours’ drive north of Melbourne. It is accessible from Mansfield (to the south-east), Benalla (to the west) or from Wangaratta (to the north). Whitfield, Cheshunt and Moyhu are the main small settlements in the valley. Some years ago we would sometimes drive through Whitfield when returning from skiing at Falls Creek. Then the …

Recipes From The Italian Riviera

Robin Boyle International, International Travel & Photos, Italian, Italy, Main course, Nibbles & Hors d'oeuvres, Recipe

(Continued from Tomato Sauce – Italian Style) As well as an abundance of herbs and tomatoes, you may well have an abundance of cherry tomatoes. And maybe you also have a surfeit of figs! Below you will find two simple but excellent Italy-inspired recipes: grilled cheese-stuffed figs and a pasta sauce using cherry tomatoes. Three years ago on an extended …

Pesto, Salsa Verde, Chimichurri – Three essential green sauces

Robin Boyle Italian, Italy, Latin America, Latin American, Recipe, Sauce: Savoury

(Continued from Our Herb Garden) In this post I am writing about herbs that could be classified as ‘soft herbs’, meaning leafy, salad-like herbs as distinct from the more pungent ‘hard leaf’ herbs like thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. Just now, in the second half of February, we have plenty of these in the garden. We have too much to …