Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

Roasted Root Veg and Chili Soup {with tips for the best Roast Chicken ever!!!}

There’s one thing I like and that’s lazy Sundays of doing absolutely nothing other than going for a walk, drinking coffee and reading the newspapers. This Sunday found me with … Continue reading

February 12, 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

Christmas Cheese: How to select, care for and serve your cheese plate

by Glynn Anderson, author of Farmhouse Cheeses of Ireland, a Celebration It’s always nice to try something new at Christmas and, if you haven’t done it before, presenting a cheese … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Easy Christmas Entertaining with the help of Lidl

On November 8th last, I was delighted to attend Lidl’s Christmas event to view and taste their range of goodies for Christmas.  It was a lovely evening as I partook … Continue reading

November 19, 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

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

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

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

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

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