I would like to start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year and hope that you had a very enjoyable evening last night. Hubby and I decided, as the Children were all out, to stay in and celebrate with a really lovely meal, not only was it New Year’s Eve, but also our 3rd Wedding Anniversary.

I laid a very beautiful table for two, filled the room with candles and fairy lights and we prepared a meal of gorgeous homemade bread with gamberoni al forno to start, followed by lobster thermidor and then a minty chocolate mousse, we drunks lots of bubbly and of course finished the meal with Limoncello, just perfect, I have to say it was one of the nicest New Year Eve’s ever.

The weather for the first day of the year has been terrible, but it has been the perfect excuse to stay cuddled up in bed all day, and discuss our  New Year resolutions and our plans for 2012. I am really looking forward to 2012 as I know that both Hubby and I have so many plans and exciting projects a head of us and it could be a very fun and interesting year.

So all the best to you all, good luck with any resolutions that you have made and I hope all your hopes and dreams come true.

Buon appetito






Serves 4

16 jumbo raw prawns in shells
1/2 cup  olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 green spring onions (with tops), thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Make a shallow cut lengthwise down the back of each prawn and wash out the vein (you can buy them already prepared or your fishmonger will do this for you).

Pour the oil into 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Place the prawns into the oil. Sprinkle with the parsley, onions and garlic. Pour the wine and lemon juice over the prawns. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until the prawns are pink and firm.

Serve with crusty bread to mop up the sauce and with a finger bowl.