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One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

Mary Berry’s Chicken with pesto, Taleggio and roasted tomatoes

Chicken can be one of those meats that dries out so fast, you need the power of I don’t know what to chew your way through it.  Can there be … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

Cookbook Review: VENEZIA by Tessa Kiros

It’s funny how life seems to take a few twisty turns that scuppers your best of intentions and that certainly has happened to me with my blog!  It’s been quite … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Review: A Year at Avoca, a Cookbook + Lebanese Couscous Salad with Pomegranate and Mint!

It’s just over a week since we spent a lovely evening with friends here at home.  As you know, I love a gathering – sharing stories, sharing food, making memories. … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stuffed Aubergine with Lamb and Pine Nuts

I was quite delighted when I recently received a copy of Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s Jerusalem as a present for my birthday as I’m completely taken with it.  For … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

Pimm’s Fruit Salad and a Gathering

This year sees me celebrating my 49th birthday and not wanting to celebrate my 50th, I decided to hold a party. There’s nothing like seeing out your forties while you’re … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harry Eastwood’s Persian Salad of Tomato, Pomegranate and Cucumber – Review

Well guys, I’m getting old.  In the middle of July I’ll be celebrating my 49th birthday and I’m throwing a party – Wahoo!  I’ve decided to go all girly and … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Review: Ripailles by Stéphane Reynaud {plus a Smoked Salmon Omelette}

Yesterday I took delivery of some new cookbooks! Like a child, I spent the day pouring through them instead of ironing.  No contest there!  One of them is Ripailles by … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Trine Hahnemann’s Christmas Chutney

Inspired by a fellow foodie blogger who has already prepared a festival of mincemeat for her friends this Christmas, I decided to make some chutney for mine and so, Monday … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann – Yes Please!!

I’m finding myself drawn to all things Scandinavian as the festive season approaches, whether it was because hubbie had lived in Sweden for a few years or the fact that … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

The cookbook that’s going to the grave with me!

Well, I’ve gone and done it again. I headed yesterday to TK Maxx to get some dishes as its a great spot for picking up unusual stuff. I need to … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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