Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

Review: Rice Flour Pastry and a Tomato and Goats Cheese Tart

I’ve been rather disappointed by the poor and very pricey array of pastries and breads produced for coeliacs.  I never knew how bad it was until my dad was diagnosed … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Pasta a Picchi Pacchi {or Spaghetti with Almond and Tomato Pesto!}

It’s always the same when the warm weather makes an appearance – my appetite drops to near zero and my love for the kitchen is replaced by my love for … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Recipe Review: Pot Roasted Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

I love when I get my hands on a new cookbook to see what recipes jump out at me and there were so many in Françoise Bernard’s La Cuisine: Everyday … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Monkfish and Chorizo Skewers

A recent visit to Dublin city brought me the opportunity to visit my favourite bookshop of all time, Hodges Figgis (part of Waterstones).  I absolutely adore this store and frequented … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Puglian-Style Beef Casserole

Last week turned out be a bit of a washout.  Not in terms of the weather but in terms of my health.  Monday evening saw me feeling the chills in … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fish Goujons

The first of my recipe list is done, yay!  Yesterday I made fish fingers for Son No. 1 as Son No. 2 has declared himself a vegetarian.  I have to … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Bill Granger’s Honey & Lemon Chicken Wings

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. As only a few of you know, my eldest has Asperger’s Syndrome and I’m very, very proud of him and his achievements. He’s a … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 10 Comments

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

One of life’s little pleasures is having a lie-on in bed on a Saturday morning.  If I get to lie-on until 9am, I’m doing very well! Another pleasure is watching … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 8 Comments

Minestra Maritata: A Marriage made in Soup

I don’t know what it is but I’ve noticed that recently I’ve been making a lot of stews and soups. I suppose that says something about me and my need … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coddled with Colcannon…

There’s something about this time of the year that brings back lovely memories of childhood.  I remember my mother putting herb dumplings onto a casserole in her fancy yellow Belling … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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