TOTALLY INAUTHENTIC COLOMBIAN CEVICHE

TOTALLY INAUTHENTIC COLOMBIAN CEVICHE

I took part in an online cooking demonstration organised by the Colombian Embassy in Ireland. It was sponsored by Larousse Foods, who are a food distributor for restaurants and as part of the event they sent all participants a hamper full of the ingredients required to make the dishes presented to us.  I found the session fun and informative as... Read More

HOW TO MAKE BETTER HOT CHOCOLATE

HOW TO MAKE BETTER HOT CHOCOLATE

I like hot chocolate a hell of a lot but it needs to be good.  Back home, in France, hot chocolates were mainly functional. Your mam would scorch some milk on the hob while getting herself and yourself ready for the day, school for you, work for her. My job would be to watch the milk but I’d have my... Read More

OUR MAMS AND THE WAY THEY USED TO COOK

OUR MAMS AND THE WAY THEY USED TO COOK

On Saturday, my pal, Clare, tweeted about her mam and how she used to save the butter wrapper. She explained that it’s a trick she got from her mam and that it’s a great way to grease a tin, or you can use it on top of a loaf going into the oven and that it will save it from... Read More

RASPBERRY AND BLACKBERRY MUFFIN CAKE

RASPBERRY AND BLACKBERRY MUFFIN CAKE

This raspberry and blackberry muffin cake is easily assembled and is delicious eaten still slightly warm with a cuppa. As any muffin, it is best eaten on the day of baking, it doesn’t age particularly well.  It’s not overly sweet and the couple of drops of almond extract paired with the red berries give it a touch of the Bakewell... Read More

EGG NOODLES AND DUBLIN BAY PRAWNS STIR-FRY

EGG NOODLES AND DUBLIN BAY PRAWNS STIR-FRY

Between the prepping and the cooking this  egg noodles and prawns stir-fry will be on your plate within 10 minutes. This dish comes on the back of my visit to the wonderful Asia Market out in Ballymount. I went at the start of the 2nd lockdown to top up the more exotic ingredients in my pantry. I bought a massive... Read More

ROAST CROWN PRINCE SQUASH AND FETA TART

ROAST CROWN PRINCE SQUASH AND FETA TART

I’ve been running Clonanny Farm‘s social media for a little while and on top of that, we have agreed that when they need to promote a certain product, they will send me the product and I will come up with a recipe for it, which I will share on their social media and their weekly newsletter. This time, around they... Read More

Roast Chicken Pasta Recipe

Roast Chicken Pasta Recipe

Do you know anyone who eats meat that doesn’t like roast chicken? Nah, I didn’t think so.  Between the smell that permeates the house when it’s cooking, the crisp fragrant skin when it’s just out of the oven (which is far superior to pork crackling if you ask me) and the gorgeous flesh with it’s plump chewiness, there is nothing... Read More

GREAT TOPPINGS WILL ELEVATE YOUR SOUP

GREAT TOPPINGS WILL ELEVATE YOUR SOUP

I refer to them as toppings, but maybe you call them soup garnishes? I’ve even seen them related as soup toppers, but honestly, I’m not cool enough for that one. They are much of a muchness though and they all refer to the same thing: those delicious few bits that you add to your bowl of soup to bring it... Read More

LAMB MINCE BALLS IN A MARSALA SAUCE

LAMB MINCE BALLS IN A MARSALA SAUCE

This dish is not for every day, it’s for when you’re sad and you need a hug, or it’s when you’re happy and you want to celebrate. It is a dish when you’re in love and suck spaghetti and kiss at the end. It will leave you smacking shiny, salty lips and rub your belly. I promise you, you will... Read More

Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew Recipe

Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew Recipe

The days are getting cooler and the nights are drawing in. Salads are more rare and I’m now starting to crave warm food again. I’m talking soups and stews and slow-cooked meals.  A few months back, before the whole covid madness started, I was chatting to Carol Banahan for my series on the Women Of The Irish Food Industry and,... Read More

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