Cheesy Leek and Chestnut Mushroom Pancakes

To celebrate Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday which is the traditional feast, using up the last of the eggs and fat before beginning the fast for Lent, I thought I'd share one of my favourite Pancake Day dinners - deliciously cheesy Leek and Chestnut Mushroom Pancakes, which of course is always followed by a sweet…

Bruschette al Pomodoro

Tomato Bruschetta Preparation time - l5 mins Cooking time - nothing unless you make your own bread Serves 4 Bruschetta is SUMMER. Its a classic Italian appetiser and sitting in the sun, preferably by a pool, with a cold glass of something - absolutely nothing beats this as a tasty snack or a light lunch.…

Risotto con funghi e zafferano

Mushroom and saffron risotto Preparation time - l5 mins Cooking time - less than 30 mins Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter Credit for this delicious risotto recipe and the insider tips goes to Head Chef Stefano Borella from one of my favourite Italian restaurants Caldesi in Campagna in Bray, Berkshire.…