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

A Winter Coleslaw

If there’s one thing I love it’s mayonnaise! I could eat it by the truckload. Not on its own mind you but over eggs, fish, potatoes…  I love the creamy … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Soup to FALL in Love With!

Today being Sunday, I want to cook a nice satisfying meal to round off the weekend. Hubbie is gone to the hurling final replay and my dad is home from … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bircher Potatoes

Tonight’s dinner is a simple affair as I overindulged in some carrot cake this afternoon while out with my lovely cousin, Carol-Ann. We’re having roast stuffed crown of chicken courtesy … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

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