WHOLE CAULIFLOWER BAKED IN SMOKED GUBBEEN BECHAMEL

WHOLE CAULIFLOWER BAKED IN SMOKED GUBBEEN BECHAMEL

Today’s recipe requires a cauliflower (they’re in season and delicious in Ireland just now) and more importantly, it requires Smoked Gubbeen.  I keep mentioning to people that they should buy Irish food and sometimes it’s important to drink your own medicine. So more than ever, I’m buying quality over quantity. I wanted cauliflower cheese and so I decided to go... Read More

Wholemeal Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Wholemeal Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Following on from the sweet and sour recipe from Kevin O’Toole, today, I am delighted to publish a recipe for wholemeal blueberry pancakes by Christine Walsh.  Personally, I’m a crepe over pancakes kind of girl, but wholemeal blueberry pancakes sound like it would be sweet and a little bit nutty and I’m face plant a pile of them so I’m... Read More

Nectarines In Kinsale Mead Syrup Recipe

Nectarines In Kinsale Mead Syrup Recipe

What’s Kinsale Mead Syrup and why should you make it, I hear you ask.  Well, it’s simple. In this time of Covid 19, we need to shop local as much as we can. That means discovering new favourites closer to home. I’m on a mission to bring you those weird and wonderful products created on this island. As you know,... Read More

Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe By Kevin O’Toole

Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe By Kevin O’Toole

I asked Kevin O’Toole to give me a recipe with one quality Irish product. Kevin picked Rings Farm chicken.  In this new series of posts, I ask a chef for a recipe you can make at home. They have full freedom, I just ask them to cook with at least one Irish product they love. The aim of this exercise... Read More

Baguette Viennoise: Viennese Baguette Recipe

Baguette Viennoise: Viennese Baguette Recipe

A while back, my boyfriend’s dad mentioned that he would love a great bread but one with a crust that would not cut his gums every time he bit into it. Well Adrian, please meet the Viennese Baguette.  La baguette viennoise is an institution in France. Ask any kid who grew up there and they will wax lyrical about being... Read More

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake Recipe

I love an old-fashioned cake. You know the kind, they’re tall and compact and have a chew. A small slice goes a long way. They’re maybe not always as moist but people love them with a bit of custard or cream on the side.  They are the kind of cakes your granny would make at the start of the week in... Read More

Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Grainne Mullins, Pastry Chef

Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Grainne Mullins, Pastry Chef

Grainne Mullins has had a mad career for one so young.  At 41 years of age, I’ve got the most disorganised life. I’m floating around like a mad yoke. Grainne Mullins, still in her twenties, has worked in some of the best kitchens in Ireland (this includes Ashford Castle, La Table De Ventabren, CliffHouse Hotel, Ox and Lignum).  At this... Read More

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