N’duja, Miso and Parsnip Soup

N’duja, Miso and Parsnip Soup

I declare soup season officially open.  This recipe was inspired by Jess Murphy, who just finished a year long residency in the Irish Times, where she shared a comforting...

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Accidentally Vegan Aubergine Recipe

Accidentally Vegan Aubergine Recipe

I find aubergines intimidating.  It’s not the girth that bothers me. There’s always some butter or a sharp knife for that. No, it’s the never quite knowing what to...

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Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Joyce Timmins, Executive Chef

Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Joyce Timmins, Executive Chef

Until very recently Joyce Timmins was the executive chef at the Rotunda hospital in Dublin.  Joyce Timmins has achieved the impossible. She has managed to make hospital food not...

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Saffron Rice Pudding – An Aromatic Twist On A Traditional Recipe

Saffron Rice Pudding – An Aromatic Twist On A Traditional Recipe

Saffron rice pudding? Are you mad? Pure Notions!  Pure notions is absolutely right and I do acknowledge that tis far from saffron rice pudding we were all raised. But...

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Warm Potato Hash With Halloumi Recipe

Warm Potato Hash With Halloumi Recipe

This halloumi recipe is easy, easy like a sunday morning, or even like a Tuesday evening. Ideal when you really don’t want to cook but still want a decent...

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What To Expect From The Chakra Spice Masterclass

What To Expect From The Chakra Spice Masterclass

You’ve seen the Chakra Spice Masterclass advertised on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and you’re curious but wondering if it’s worth the money? Read on to see what you can...

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Stuffed Tomatoes – Tomates Farcies A La Francaise –

Stuffed Tomatoes – Tomates Farcies A La Francaise –

We say tomates farcies, you say stuffed tomatoes.  I’ve been chatting with Christine Theze. With her husband Eric, she owns and manages La Boheme, a well known and loved...

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Spanish Style Clams Recipe Inspired By Rick Stein

Spanish Style Clams Recipe Inspired By Rick Stein

These Spanish style clams are a mash up of something I saw Rick Stein do once on his tour of Spain and what was looking well at the fishmonger...

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Left-Over Lamb And Peas – Spring In A Plate

Left-Over Lamb And Peas – Spring In A Plate

You’ve had your Easter dinner and more than likely it was lamb. If you’re anything like me, you might have done a joint big enough for ten people when...

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N’Duja Pasta Bake – A Recipe For When You Need A Quick Bite

N’Duja Pasta Bake – A Recipe For When You Need A Quick Bite

N’duja is spicy sausage spread from Calabria in Italy. You don’t need to cook it, it’s spreadable and it is delicious on warm toasted bread. N’duja contains chilis so...

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