Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

Merry Christmas!

It was a very busy Christmas Eve here’s at Chez SPC. Between chicken liver pâté, prepping vegetables, making Italian stuffing and trifles then finally icing the Christmas cake, I can … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Goodbye Dutch Oven, you served me well…

A sad day here in Chez SPC. My old friend, my dutch oven has a sizeable chip gone out of the internal lining. Never mind the fact that the oven … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Soupe au Pistou

What is going on with the weather? Autumn seemed to only last two days and now it’s like Winter is upon us with the cold! Yes, it’s definitely comfort food … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

And We’re Back!

Well hello there! It’s been some time since I posted! A lot has been happening in Chez SPC which has had nothing to do with cooking.  In fact, I kinda … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Christmas Entertaining with Glenisk + Dark Chocolate and Lemon Mousse with Chocolate Chip Crème Fraîche

Christmas can be a daunting time with so much to buy and make and do {I know of some families who completely redecorate for the festive season but that’s one … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Melting Moments for Tough Times

Here is a wonderful recipe from the Patterned Plate for lemon cookies sandwiched with lemon curd and coconut cream. Enjoy! Xx

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Paula’s Cooking Next…!

I have to start with an apology.  I know I’ve been pretty poor at blogging recently.  Between holidays, finishing up work, parties and general inertia due to unseasonally fantastic weather, … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday and as some of you know, I threw a little celebratory party on Saturday for my nearest and dearest.  It was a wonderful evening and I … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Masterchef Ireland Returns!!

Masterchef Ireland is returning for a third series!  Wahoo!!  With a grand prize of €25,000, applications are now being sought by RTE for the next amazing amateur chef in Ireland.  … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Lengthy Kitchen Revamp on a Budget

It’s been a while since I posted on the blog but I did have good reason people!  We’ve been updating our kitchen ourselves on a strict budget over the past … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Wine Review: Jean Foillard Morgon “Côte du Py” 2010

For those of you who like wine and are based in New York, my cousin Mark who trained in wine with the WSET and the American Sommelier Association has a … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicken Liver Pâté – The Best I’ve Made So Far!

I love chicken liver pâté!  I love a smooth rich pâté, spread thickly onto toast, crackers, even direct from the knife!  I could eat it ’til the cows come home!   … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

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