I’ve been on a roll. That is, a silky smooth swathe of golden pasta dough passing through my machine sort of roll. I’ve spent the majority of a comfortingly rainy week producing, styling, cooking and shooting pasta. Lots of pasta. While my waistline may take offence at my current line of work, it’s certainly made … Continue Reading

Something I very enthusiastically buy up at farmer’s markets is kale. Bunches and bunches of the stuff. Curly kale, purple kale, I adore it all. While simply frying it in garlic-laced olive oil has been my preferred method of cooking this beautiful brassica, I’ve wanted to develop a kale-based twist on the classic spanakopita (Greek … Continue Reading

Incepted during last year’s hard lockdown, I’ve been saving this recipe for Roasted Broccoli and Ricotta Ravioli in a silkily golden anchovy butter sauce.  Well “saving” might be the incorrect term – rather, the truth is that I just haven’t gotten around to posting it yet. Almost ideal for Meatless Monday (I simply refuse to leave out … Continue Reading

My simple mushroom risotto is unquestionably one of the most comforting dishes to prepare and enjoy. The ultimate in slow food, a good risotto comprises of a few simple steps with arborio rice and time as the predominant ingredients. Risotto is a warming one-bowl meal adaptable to many flavours. Here, a selection of mushrooms are … Continue Reading

Another crowd favourite from my cookbook, this recipe for Potato Pizzetta is a great way to enjoy everyone’s favourite takeaway at home. Don’t a copy of your own yet? You can shop West Coast Wander here.  Essentially a small pizza, a pizzetta involves little more than adding a topping of choice to a thin dough … Continue Reading