July 30, 2015

Orange and Cinnamon Ice-cream

orange and cinnamon ice cream

  It’s July. It’s summer. And in England that means nothing.  We have only been back from our travels a week and we are desperate to head off to warmer climes again. The dull, grey skies are positively autumnal and the rain… oh I try to tell myself that it’s good for the grass and […]

Potato and Turkey BBQ Parcels


  This recipe is a delightful summer twist on the traditional Christmas roast dinner. Just throw it on the BBQ for an all-in-one meal – perfect for get-togethers or camping alike. Not barbecue weather? No problem – just pop the parcels in the oven instead. You’ll have to provide your own stocking fillers though! Perfect!   […]

Linguine with Mussels and Anchovies

linguine with mussels and anchovies

  Who said fast food needs to be unhealthy? Here is a mouthwatering meal that only takes 20 minutes to put together. The sauce can also be eaten alone with crusty bread and a glass of wine. Delicious! This recipe makes 10-12 servings so you might need to halve quantities if you aren’t feeding as many as we […]

Talking Italian: We Chat Food and Family with Gennaro Contaldo


    Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows our love of all things Italian; the food, the country, the people… our family loves pretty much everything about it. If you are new and you didn’t know all this or you blinked and missed it, you can see our 2014 highlights in […]

Gennaro Contaldo’s Braciolone Palermitano Recipe (Filled rolled beef cooked in tomato sauce)

Bracciolone Palermitano

    This Braciolone Palermitano (filled rolled beef in tomato sauce) recipe has been reproduced with permission from Gennaro Contaldo’s Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian. (Click here for our review and read our interview with Gennaro on Larger Family Life here.) “This traditional southern Italian Sunday lunch dish is one of my favourites and very reminiscent of […]

How to Gut a Fish: A Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial by Paddy (Aged 7)


    Paddy was keen to learn how to gut and cook fish… so that’s what he did! Soon enough, not only was he a dab hand at gutting the fish by himself but also teaching his siblings how to do it too. As if that wasn’t enough for a seven-year-old to know, he also […]