About Me


Anti money laundering officer by day, I am a cook and a half by night. 

On this blog you will find recipes from Ireland, France and beyond. The emphasis is on simple, well made food. I am happiest cooking with seasonal and local ingredients. 

Ireland is in the midst of a fantastic food movement and I am very excited to introduce you to some of our wonderful products and small producers. However, you can take the woman out of France but you can’t take France out of the woman, which means I will be sneaking some random and wonderful French tidbits for you to try.

Thanks to this blog I have stretched and expanded my cooking skills, learned to take a decent photo but most importantly I have made friends for life whom I’d have have very likely never met otherwise. Some might say it’s one of the best things I ever made happen. 

I am one of the admins for the Irish Bloggers Group on Facebook and I created the Irish Food Bloggers Group so if you’re not in yet come and join the party. If you’re not a blogger but love food inspiration from around the world, do come join this group  , it’s fun and informative. I have been on the judging panel for the Irish Quality Food Awards and I was a guest speaker at the  last two Blogger Conference. To cut a long story short, I pride myself in my involvement in the Irish blogging and social media community. 

So don’t be shy, if you have any questions, suggestions or recommendations or if I can help in any way, come say hi. Finally if you have made any of my recipes, please let me know, it’s the highest compliment in my land. 

I’m easily found at katia@properfood.ie 




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    Caroline king
    7th January 2014

    Hi Katia & Guy,

    Good luck & success with your food site. Purely from a selfish aspect I am looking forward to trying your recipes, saving money and eating healthily all washed down with a glass of wine!



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    Auntie Dote
    7th January 2014

    Yum, yum, yum!

    Good luck, you two! I shall be following with interest & drooling slightly.

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    7th January 2014

    You’ve got me interested. Looking forward to trying out some of ur recipes. Best of luck.

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    Jacqui Byrne
    7th January 2014

    Will read and use ALL recipes – congratulations!

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    Ron the Jeremy
    7th January 2014

    chopchop where’s me dinner?

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    Tara Frugalone
    7th January 2014

    Delighted to see this venture. I will read with interest and hope to learn! πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll also address some of the use by/best before nonsense. Paring a little mould off jam/cheese never hurt anyone!

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      Elaine Edwards (@ElaineEdwards)
      12th January 2014

      I feel so much better for that. Although I did recently draw the line at smoked salmon that had been open in the fridge for a few days. Also, there’s something a bit wrong about cheese with a use-by date some six months hence.

      How do we feel about the five-second rule? πŸ™‚

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    8th January 2014

    Welcome to the world of blogging! πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to the recipes, I love a bit of spice in my cooking! Best of luck!

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    Elaine Edwards (@ElaineEdwards)
    12th January 2014

    Lentil and feta salad made for lunch during the week! It’s lovely. Just don’t follow Tesco’s instructions for cooking the lentils. Simmering for 35 minutes overcooks them. A Neven Maguire sweet potato and chick pea curry is also done.

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    13th July 2014

    Nice to meet you! I found you on Facebook today & we chatted on your food post & now, I am following you here on your blog too! πŸ™‚
    A lovely blog you have here! πŸ˜‰

    Greetings from a foodie from Belgium! πŸ™‚

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    10th May 2016

    Fabulous blog. Love the relaxed writing style and how your personality shines through every post. The new name is brilliant and fits so well with your tasty recipes. πŸ™‚

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