Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

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

Scrummy Lemon Cheesecake

Yesterday was to be Lemon Cheesecake Day! Why? Well who needs an excuse but if you do, getting nominated for the Blog Awards Ireland 2013 is mine and that needs … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 14 Comments

Speedy Spicy Caramelised Red Onion and Chilli Chutney

Following on from the Caramelised Onion Chutney that I recently made, I decided to give it another go but this time using red onions.  The first batch was absolutely fine … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

Caramelised Onion Chutney and why I’d like to go back to the beginning!

Its not that’s its bad but I would have been a bit more careful if you know what I mean.  And of course, given my previous experience making jams, I … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

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

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

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