Frank and Joanne with Woggie the Froggie meet a Crocodile

Crocodile management Saltwater Crocodiles are and always have been serious predators. Co-existing with crocodiles does present challenges to the Territory community. On the other hand, crocodiles also provide significant opportunities. They are a valuable resource to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in northern Australia. The Northern Territory (NT) Government has dedicated and active crocodile management […]

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Infornata di pollo con origano e pomodori (Chicken, oregano and tomato bake)

Infornata di pollo con origano e pomodori (Chicken, oregano and tomato bake) This dish is quintessential Italian. It’s a peasant, rustic assembly of fresh ingredients mixed with left-overs and brought together by the crisp dryness of white wine. It’s a dish that appeals to children and grown-ups alike and is therefore the perfect family meal. […]

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Fig and Pistachio Frangipane Tart

  Fig and Pistachio Frangipane Tart I am a summer person. I was born in summer. My true self seems to come to life at the early signs of the warmer months approaching. I hardly ever feel the heat, in spite of being feisty and hot-blooded, I don’t tend to perspire in excess either. Alas, summer […]

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Potato and Shallot Frittata

  Potato and Shallot Frittata Please allow me to introduce you to one of the most classic Italian staples: the humble frittata! No Italian household can be such without the fundamental ritual of frittata making. Frittata perfectly incapsulates the genuine spirit of Italian Cucina Povera (peasant cuisine), a cost effective way of cooking that relies […]

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Melanzane A Funghetto Recipe: Eggplant meets Tomato and Basil Heaven.

  Melanzane A Funghetto Recipe: Eggplant meets Tomato and Basil Heaven. August 18, 2016 Daniela This recipe is so simple, there’s no excuse to not make this as a side dish this summer.    MELANZANE A FUNGHETTO  Serves 4   6 Eggplants (medium size) 10 cherry tomatoes 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Garlic Clove 6 […]

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Fusilli with Zucchini (hallo summer!)

Fusilli with Zucchini (hallo summer!) INGREDIENTS, serves 4 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, skin on, bashed with the palm of your hand 1 small red onion, finely chopped 3 green zucchini, cut into cubes 1 cup of home-made tomato passata or crushed tinned tomatoes salt to taste 3/4 packet of fusilli […]

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Ricotta and Basil Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce (Gnocchi di Ricotta e Basilico al Pomodoro Fresco)

Ricotta and Basil Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce (Gnocchi di Ricotta e Basilico al Pomodoro Fresco) INGREDIENTS (serves 4) For the Ricotta Gnocchi (not to be confused with Potato Gnocchi) 450 g (2 1/2 cups) full-cream ricotta (using low-fat ricotta won’t work…Live a little!) 2 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon salt flakes 1 pinch freshly ground […]

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Linguine risottate con Vongole e Zucchine (Linguine with clams and zucchini cooked risotto style)

Linguine risottate con Vongole e Zucchine (Linguine with clams and zucchini cooked risotto style)   Well, that’s some title! Don’t be alarmed by the lengthy description though, this lip-smackingly luscious bowl of perfectly al dente linguine will be yours in no time at all. Your sauce with be ready by the time the water has […]

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Italian Sausage and Ratatouille SUB

Italian Sausage and Ratatouille SUB Ingredients  Ratatouille 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 red onions, thinly sliced 6 garlic cloves peeled and chopped 3 large eggplants, peeled and cubed 2 green peppers seeded and cubed 2 sweet red peppers, seeded and cubed 5 ripe tomatoes peeled, seeded and diced 4 zucchini, well scrubbed 5 anchovy […]

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Ricotta Dumplings with Fresh Tomato Sugo (Gnudi al Sugo Fresco)

Ricotta Dumplings with Fresh Tomato Sugo (Gnudi al Sugo Fresco) Call them dumplings, gnudi or patties, these soft, zesty morsels will have you beam in delight at the very first bite. What could go wrong when you combine the milky richness of fresh ricotta (rigorously full cream!), with home-made breadcrumbs, zingy herbs and the warm piquancy […]

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