Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

When recipes are not as they should be

Now I’ve spent a few bob or two on cookbooks over the years.  Some are tried and tested, some will continue to lanquish on my shelf.  And guess why. I … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lasagne made the Silver Spoon way

I have to say that I’ve a fondness for Italian food. And I love the drama that I’ve experienced at the restaurants I’ve gone to, the larger-than-life characters, the atmosphere, … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Summery Nectarine Loaf Cake

Today I found Baked by Me on the net {or rather Iris found me}.  Iris has the most wonderful product line of cookie mixes in jars ready to be baked! … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

An Eggstatic Start to the Day!

It’s miserable outside, raining cats and dogs and I can feel an Autumn chill in the air.  We just managed to get the last of the plums off the tree … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

For the Love of Claire – Chicken with Aubergines, Tomatoes and Garlic

It’s a miserable day here in Dublin and Hubbie has just announced that he’s coming home early from work! Time to get the dinner on but what to cook? Today … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

When Your Sugar Thermometer isn’t working … BASH IT!

This is a bit of a long story and I’ll get to the bashing bit near the end {have to draw you in, don’t I?}. We’d collected our first and … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rice Salad with Zing!

The summer holidays are drawing to a close and let’s be honest, weather wise it has been anything but summer!  Still, we’ve had lovely warm weather the last couple of … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Informal Italian-style Supper

Last night my lovely cousin and her husband joined us for supper. As you know, I spent some time during the week pouring over my cookbooks deciding on what to … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Towering Legacy – Julia Child

A wonderful article about Julia Child: A towering legacy.

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pizza with Puff!

There’s a lovely smell coming from my kitchen! I’m absolutely starving after pouring over books to decide what’s on my menu for a little supper party I’m having on Friday … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chocolate Spoons

I have to admit that I love chocolate but then who doesn’t!  Good for the heart and good for the soul. Now,  I also love making chocolate shapes.  It’s a … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

No Longer a French Tart

It is really amazing when some things just come together to point you in the direction of a recipe. My dad recently gave me a jar of onion marmalade and … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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