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Merry Christmas!

It was a very busy Christmas Eve here’s at Chez SPC. Between chicken liver pâté, prepping vegetables, making Italian stuffing and trifles then finally icing the Christmas cake, I can … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mary Berry’s Chicken with pesto, Taleggio and roasted tomatoes

Chicken can be one of those meats that dries out so fast, you need the power of I don’t know what to chew your way through it.  Can there be … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 7 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

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

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

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

One of life’s little pleasures is having a lie-on in bed on a Saturday morning.  If I get to lie-on until 9am, I’m doing very well! Another pleasure is watching … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 8 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

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

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

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