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One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

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

Countryman’s Bean Soup

After enjoying some unusually balmy weather last week, Spring has returned to its usual cold blast and temperatures have plummeted again to 5oC.  I’m freezing and have switched on the … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Pasta a Picchi Pacchi {or Spaghetti with Almond and Tomato Pesto!}

It’s always the same when the warm weather makes an appearance – my appetite drops to near zero and my love for the kitchen is replaced by my love for … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Taste for all Things Italian starting with Black Olive Tapenade

Last year I went through a bit of a French thing, buying up cookery books that would teach me the essence of French cuisine. This year, I’ve the Italian bug … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Minestra Maritata: A Marriage made in Soup

I don’t know what it is but I’ve noticed that recently I’ve been making a lot of stews and soups. I suppose that says something about me and my need … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Richard Bertinet’s Italian Biscuits – Heaven on a Plate

I had promised myself something sweet this weekend.  I don’t know what it is but maybe I’m feeling in need of a sugar burst! A little while ago, I treated … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Lasagne made the Silver Spoon way

I have to say that I’ve a fondness for Italian food. And I love the drama that I’ve experienced at the restaurants I’ve gone to, the larger-than-life characters, the atmosphere, … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

An Informal Italian-style Supper

Last night my lovely cousin and her husband joined us for supper. As you know, I spent some time during the week pouring over my cookbooks deciding on what to … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Little Library!

Ok, so I thought I should share my little library of cookbooks with you so you can see firstly what a compulsive problem I have with buying them and also … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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