It's that time of year when our thoughts, well mine anyway, turn to what we're going to whip up in the kitchen over the festive season. Last year I put together some of my favourite festive recipes, and my wonderfully clever son, Jack, brought them together to create a mini Christmas eBook. The recipes included are fresh updates on some of the traditional holiday favourites, and I really hope that these recipes will be enjoyed at your family table, as much as they're enjoyed at mine. 

Nessa's Christmas Kitchen, is fully illustrated with colour photos and it includes 14 easy-to-follow recipes.

Recipes Include:
Potato Cakes with Smoked Irish Salmon
Poached & Butter-Basted Turkey Breast
Sage, Date & Pistachio Stuffing
Creamy Potato & Leek Gratin
Mulled Berry Trifle
Lemon Meringue Pudding

The winner of the The K Club Cookbook is Colette {comment number one}. Thank you so much to everyone who entered the give-away.

I received a copy of The K Club Cookbook: Producer to Plate, a few weeks back. Before I even opened this impressively sized book, the title itself drew me in. I'm always ever eager to find out more about the food we're eating, and rather importantly more about the people who passionately produce it, so this book immediately appealed to me. The author of the book is Finbarr Higgins, and there would be none better to give us an insight into the kitchens of The K Club than Finbarr, as he has been the head chef there since 1996. As this is a  collection of recipes from a working kitchen not all would be entirely suitable for the home cook, however there are many recipes included which are rather straight forward, and with Finbarr's detailed instructions, they would certainly be manageable in a home setting. As well as the recipes for the dishes served in The K Club there is a substantial section dedicated to the hotel's magnificent wine cellar. This is presented by award-winning Chief Sommelier Lisa O'Doherty. This book would very comfortably sit on a coffee table. The imagery is quite beautiful, while the information on each of the producers and the insight into their wine cellar, makes for an easy, but equally an educational, read. 

I have a copy of this monumental book to give away to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question in the comment box below; In which county is The K Club situated?

All names with the correct answers will be put in the hat and the winner will be picked at random, next Friday 20th November. I will announce the lucky winner in a blog post next week.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The competition is open to residents of Ireland only. You must be over 18. No cash alternative is possible. The winner must email/contact me within 7 days of them being announced as the winner, or another name will have to be drawn from the hat. 

Best of luck!