Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

Soupe au Pistou

What is going on with the weather? Autumn seemed to only last two days and now it’s like Winter is upon us with the cold! Yes, it’s definitely comfort food … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

And We’re Back!

Well hello there! It’s been some time since I posted! A lot has been happening in Chez SPC which has had nothing to do with cooking.  In fact, I kinda … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Carrot and Fennel Soup inspired by lunch at Olive Deli and Café

The baking gods have decided that me and baking do not go together. I was recently invited to a baking class and having a feeling in my waters as they … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Simple Farmer’s Soup

Hubby was working from home and I had quite a few jobs to do myself meaning that I had very little time to pull lunch together. So on the menu … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

A Simple but Tasty Mushroom Soup

Recently on one of my trips to the supermarket, I picked up a pack of mixed sized mushrooms selling at an astonishing 69c.  I’d been meaning for some time to … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 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

A Soup to FALL in Love With!

Today being Sunday, I want to cook a nice satisfying meal to round off the weekend. Hubbie is gone to the hurling final replay and my dad is home from … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Warming Pork Soup

Autumn has arrived and the kids are back in school.  The central heating was turned on last night for the first time in ages.  I love cooking at this time … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

There’s something eerie about my pea soup…

Starving, I’ve looked through my Avoca cookbook to find something nice and quick to make for lunch. Pea and mint soup jumps out at me as I’ve all the ingredients … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Robust Red Pepper Soup

I remember fondly first having this soup on a lovely summer’s day as we bade bon voyage to one of my cousins as she embarked on a two year trip … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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