planover cock-a-leekie pie

During my time living in England, I sampled a considerable amount of English fare — some of it was actually quite tasty! One fine road trip to the Cottswolds, we happened upon a lovely pub, and this is their version … Continue reading

planover chicken enchiladas

I LOVE planner dinners, part of the cooking is done, and usually I can make enough extra enchiladas to freeze for yet another meal or two! You could easily adapt these enchiladas to a vegetarian version, using roasted butternut squash … Continue reading

soul soothing soups

Ah, soup! A steaming bowl of warming, palliative yumm!  A fruitful labor of love, even if you are making soup only for one. Freeze the rest, too treat your innards another day. Soup is sensual, it can be rustic or … Continue reading

cream of anything soup

A creamy soup is SOOO elegant! To show it off best, serve in a ‘soup plate,’ which is simply a pasta bowl! A little garnish, or earrings as we call them here, and you are all set. It may be … Continue reading

clean out the veg bin, make soup!

Look in that vegetable bin — what’s in there? A lit off orphan bits and pieces of vegetables, just looking for a home before they ‘go to the other side!’ Let’s use up those bits, in the name of cleaning … Continue reading

quick bolognese sauce

I LOVE spaghetti with meat sauce. When I don’t have sauce already in my freezer, I frequently make a quick bolognese sauce, to satisfy my hypopastemia (a low pasta light!). basic ground meat mix … Continue reading

marinara sauce

Quite possibly the MOST versatile sauce in the Italian repertoire! Not only is is fantastic on a plate of perfectly cooked pasta, but it’s also fantastic pizza sauce, or spooned over a chicken cutlet, topped with a bit of cheese … Continue reading

onion sauce

This sauce hails from northern Italy, and is best if you caramelize the onions slightly before continuing with the recipe. Wish, flavorful, made with pantry ingredients. In the Italian way, simple is best! perfect pasta video how to prep the onions … Continue reading