As Russell points out in this Chasing Delicious post, pasta is one of the easiest doughs to make at home. Apart from having a really fresh result, making your own also allows you to play with interesting ideas that you can’t find on the shelf. In this case Russell adds his own twist by using pepper and kale.
Here’s another Italian recipe that is more classic. A beautiful, rustic pizza from Chantelle Grady. I love the pairing of sweet toppings, here caramelised onions, with some crumbled persian feta (as you may have noticed from my Triple Pumpkin Pizza recipe).
I do enjoy trying to replicate impressive dishes that I find when dining out. That’s exactly what Ashley from Not Without Salt has done here, replicating a fresh and vibrant-looking salad. I can certainly relate to the story of food shopping – who could resist those beautiful figs!
I love the simplicity of a sweet galette, it just goes to show that pastry doesn’t need to be precise to be eye-catching. And here is a great example from Sarah at The Vanilla Bean Blog (adapted from America’s Test Kitchen). I especially like how Sarah has made the effort to include a short video of the fraisage technique for making the dough.
If you’ve been following for a while you’ll have noticed I like to include recipes that may challenge my assumptions. Just a few days ago I was telling Jane that I’m not at all enticed by desserts featuring peanut butter. But in the case of this salty ice cream by Teri at Spoon Fork Bacon, maybe I could be convinced. I note that Teri says the key to using peanut butter is restraint.