I have had this cookbook for years.

Way back in the ’90’s I read the Scarpetta stories but became bored by the time Blow Fly was released.

Anyhoo – this Patricia Cornwell book is a favourite. Even though I only use three recipes.

The Marinara Sauce.

The tiny cheese scones (brilliant for a party topped with prosciutto or cream cheese or feta and olive or whatever, whatever.)

Today I made her Beef Stew Recipe. With a twist or two.

Youngest son has the sniffles and feels a bit down so I did a HUGE pot of this using a small bottle of red wine, Worcestershire sauce, dark soy sauce and Red Leicester Cheese and Herbs de Provence Dumplings.

OMG. Warmth. Comfort. Smiles all round :o)