Thursday, 21 November 2013

Gnocchi with Bacon and Peas

I should have been born Italian. There are times that I devour Pasta on a daily basis and wish that I had a Nonna to teach me how to make it fresh. So instead I try all the different brands of Pasta I can to find what I like the best. And when it comes to packet Gnocchi, I can't go past Simply Wize.

This dish is based off of a recipe I saw on one of the many cooking shows I watch. I think. I dunno - I watch so many, the original recipe could be so incredibly different -_-

Gnocchi with Bacon and Peas


1 Packet of Pre Made Gnocchi (or whatever Pasta you want)
5 Rashes of Short Cut Bacon, diced
1/2 Cup Frozen (or fresh) Peas
100mL Pouring Cream
Grate Parmesan Cheese


1. Cook Pasta as per instructions on packet.
2. Meanwhile, fry off the Bacon in a medium sized fry pan.
3. Once the Bacon starts to crisp up, add the peas. Cook until the Peas are fully thawed and warm.
4. Add the cream and stir. Drain the Pasta once cooked and add the the frying pan. Mix until combined.
5. Serve with as much grated Parmesan as you like on top.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

So guys! I know it's been a while, but I got a new job! For those of you who know me well, you'll understand how amazing this is for me! For everyone else, I had become quite disenchanted with my previous job and the people who ran the place, so I had to get out. So yeah, a couple of crazy weeks of adapting and training, but I'm back :)

Anyway, I decided that I was going to take one more step out of my comfort zone and sign up for this year''s Food Blogger Cookie Swap. It was set up two years ago by Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen. When you sign up, you donate a small amount that goes directly to Cookies for Kid's Cancer. In my mind, that's good enough, but on top of that, you get the names/addresses of three other bloggers who have signed up from your country and three others get yours and you send a dozen cookies to each of them! Sign up closed the other day and I'm (im)patiently waiting for my Cookie matches to check out who I'll be sending mine to...

Keep your eyes peeled, in about a month, the blogging world will be filled with everyones recipes and hopefully it might inspire some more of you to join in and help raise money for a good cause!