Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

The Quest for the Perfect Madeleine

I’ve always liked the look of madeleines. The distinctive shell shaped sponge is so appealing that ever since I saw them in my first cookbook, I’ve meant to give them … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Plum Crumble – Round 2!

As some of you know, I recently attempted a plum crumble that nearly blocked my arteries with the amount of butter in it.  I decided to give it another go … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Baked Chicken Liver Paté

If there’s ever a starter that I’ll order more than any other, it’s chicken liver paté.  It’s perfect for an anytime snack.  I devoured tons of it when I was … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Fruity Death by Butter

The cold air of autumn has me yearning for comforting food that I love so much, casseroles, stews and puddings. Now, I normally don’t cook a pudding during the week … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

A First in Our House – Venison Steaks!

Tonight I cooked venison for dinner. I’ve never had it before and until recently wouldn’t have even contemplated eating it. But life is short and you have a take a … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Feeling Peachy

As you know, I’ve a bit of a savoury tooth but with so much lovely fresh fruit available at this time of year, it’s a shame not to make something … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

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

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