The Pull of the Stars cover

Summer Reads: The Pull of the Stars

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. I might just be a glutton for punishment with this week’s Summer Reads choice. I mean, who chooses to read a novel about a pandemic DURING a pandemic? Uh, me (see my review of Songs for the … Read more

Dorie Greenspan's Pimento Cheese in a white bowl and spread on some crackers on a cutting board.

Cook the Book Fridays: Pimento Cheese from Everyday Dorie

I made this week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie over a month ago now but it was so good I can still taste it! Pimento Cheese isn’t something I was familiar with so I was a bit curious making it – I mean, cheese, pimentos, mayonnaise, … Read more

Mini waffles topped with ice cream and melted chocolate.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Not-Quite Sugar Cone Pizzelles from Dorie’s Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is one that I knew from a while ago I probably wouldn’t be able to complete properly because it requires a special piece of equipment – a pizzelle maker which, in my book would need to argue long and hard as to why it deserves a … Read more

Return to the Vineyards cover.

Summer Reads: A Return to the Vineyards

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. This week’s Summer Reads pick is actually three books in one, bonus for those of you looking to fill the last lazy days of summer with a little bit of armchair travel! Written by Laura Bradbury, of … Read more

The Lost Girls of Devon cover.

Summer Reads: The Lost Girls of Devon

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. Mystery, family intrigue, romance – I’d say those are three elements that I’d consider make an excellent “Summer Reads pick! This week’s choice was one of those times that the Kindle “you might enjoy” feature offered me … Read more

Close up of cobbler topping.

Cook the Book Fridays: Drop-biscuit peach cobbler from Everyday Dorie

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and was the perfect showcase for local peaches here in Southwest France – it’s *just* the right time for them! We celebrated 7 years of owning our little piece of Southwest France last weekend with a special meal with … Read more