Refreshing Estonian Salad

This one is lovely served with salty or spicy meat. It’s of course just gorgeous with no meat! It goes great alongside some simple roasted potatoes or spicy roasted...

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Simple Grated Carrots and Black Sesame Seeds Salad

This one has to be made one day in advance for best effect. It’s possibly one of the cheapest salads you can make this month. Ingredients: 1 kg of...

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Petit Salé Aux Lentilles (Salted Pork With Lentils)

Another traditional French dish. It’s as cheap as chips and truly delicious. Yesterday I went around Meath St and got some great bargains from the butchers. €1 for a...

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Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce

I’ve stopped buying tomato sauce in the shops. A while back I bought a tray of jars and lids and I now make my own and it keeps for...

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Traditional French Flan

Traditional French Flan

If you’ve ever been to France, I really hope you’ve taken the time to try a slice of our Traditional French Flan.  Traditional French flan is an institution. It’s also...

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Tablet: a deliciously sticky mess

Tablet is a Scottish sweet. In keeping with their national tradition, you can feel it clogging your arteries and eat at your teeth but man does it taste good!...

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Merciful Hangover Salad

My pal Fiona (@GreenClouds4) is a busy mum of 3 and still a brilliant chef. Look at her recipe. Perfectly timed for this weekend’s madness too. “Aiming for Monster...

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Elaine’s Garlic Tear’ n Share bread

Elaine (@hootiemcboobs) posted a picture of her homemade bread on Twitter today and I asked her for the recipe to share with you guys. So here it is! Ingredients 210...

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Crêpe, galettes and pancakes

Crêpe, galettes and pancakes

So Mardi Gras is upon us this week. You guys call it Fat Tuesday and it’s the day before Ash Wednesday. If I remember my catechism from way way...

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Auntie Dote’s take on Mrs Beeton’s Almond cake – No Flour!

Yesterday morning I was having a foodie chat with the lovely Jane Ruffino (@janeruffino) about the fact that I’m working on a recipe for a flourless cake for her...

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