Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

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

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

Claire Macdonald’s Upside-Down Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Pudding – A Review

For me Winter means soups, stews, casseroles and warm puddings. Even though we’re just about to head into the first days of Spring, it still feels like Winter out there … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Graham Crackers – Rounds 1 and 2!

Last year I bought my cousin the Miette cookbook for her birthday. Naturally, I had to get a copy for myself as the book is simply beautifully produced and filled … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 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

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

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

A Try at Tapas

Now, I LOOOVVVEEE tapas but cooking lots of dishes is hard work! I remember the first time I tried tapas at our local Gourmet Food Parlour. I loved the food … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

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