Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

Lessons in Christmas Cake Baking

Yesterday I decided that if I didn’t make our Christmas cake I could forget it as time is running out. I had bought a prepackaged bag of mixed fruit all … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Review: Ripailles by Stéphane Reynaud {plus a Smoked Salmon Omelette}

Yesterday I took delivery of some new cookbooks! Like a child, I spent the day pouring through them instead of ironing.  No contest there!  One of them is Ripailles by … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chocolate Marshmallow Teacakes

I fell in love rather late with the Great British Bake Off. Season 3 has finished and I only got to see about four episodes. Thanks to my cousin for … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

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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