Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

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

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

Puglian-Style Beef Casserole

Last week turned out be a bit of a washout.  Not in terms of the weather but in terms of my health.  Monday evening saw me feeling the chills in … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Harry Eastwood’s Persian Salad of Tomato, Pomegranate and Cucumber – Review

Well guys, I’m getting old.  In the middle of July I’ll be celebrating my 49th birthday and I’m throwing a party – Wahoo!  I’ve decided to go all girly and … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

Rice Salad with Zing!

The summer holidays are drawing to a close and let’s be honest, weather wise it has been anything but summer!  Still, we’ve had lovely warm weather the last couple of … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pizza with Puff!

There’s a lovely smell coming from my kitchen! I’m absolutely starving after pouring over books to decide what’s on my menu for a little supper party I’m having on Friday … Continue reading

August 15, 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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