Spicy Sweet Potato Soup from the “Soup for Syria” Cookbook

Sweet Potato Soup-0333One of my favorite comfort foods is soup. Hot, cold, spicy, sweet, sour, hearty or light… there’s a soup out there for everyone. Recently I pick up a copy of “Soup for Syria,” a cookbook compiled of soup recipes from well-known chefs and cookbook authors from around the world. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook go towards the plight of the Syrian refugees and this beautifully illustrated book would also make a wonderful gift for Christmas. Every little helps. Continue reading

Pear and Amaretto Muffins with a Crumble Topping

Pear and Amaretto MuffinsI had mentioned in an earlier In my kitchen post that I would share a recipe for a Pear and Amaretto Loaf cake passed on to me by a friend. She had made this loaf cake when attending Leith’s cooking school. It was also suggested you could use the recipe to make muffins… which I have done. Continue reading

Coconut Buns and a Published Photograph

coconut buns -7907-2Before I get to the coconut bun recipe… a little news. Thrilled to see my photograph for Welsh cheese cakes included in (bread and cake section) the 3rd edition of the Essentials For Living text-book. Published by Gill & Macmillan this text-book is for the Junior Certificate Home Economics curriculum taught in schools throughout Ireland. Continue reading

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