Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

Countryman’s Bean Soup

After enjoying some unusually balmy weather last week, Spring has returned to its usual cold blast and temperatures have plummeted again to 5oC.  I’m freezing and have switched on the … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Salmon Terrine

I was absolutely delighted to be asked recently to contribute a recipe to Wayfair.co.uk, the online homewares website.  The recipe was for the inspiration section on their website and given … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Carrot and Fennel Soup inspired by lunch at Olive Deli and Café

The baking gods have decided that me and baking do not go together. I was recently invited to a baking class and having a feeling in my waters as they … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Taste for all Things Italian starting with Black Olive Tapenade

Last year I went through a bit of a French thing, buying up cookery books that would teach me the essence of French cuisine. This year, I’ve the Italian bug … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Baba Ghanoush

I recently posted my recipe list – dishes I intended to make over the next few weeks. This is not one of them, haha, but as I’m expecting delivery of … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

A Simple Farmer’s Soup

Hubby was working from home and I had quite a few jobs to do myself meaning that I had very little time to pull lunch together. So on the menu … Continue reading

March 12, 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

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

A Simple but Tasty Mushroom Soup

Recently on one of my trips to the supermarket, I picked up a pack of mixed sized mushrooms selling at an astonishing 69c.  I’d been meaning for some time to … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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