Author: Cathal

Classic Summer Berries Pavlova

Classic Summer Berries Pavlova

What is it about a classic? There is something deeply satisfying and comforting in knowing when a dish will give you what it promises. When you know that nothing other will suffice and any alternations or further inventions to the…

Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Light and Tangy Coleslaw

Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Light and Tangy Coleslaw

This is a guest-post by a very good friend of mine, Kieran. I was introduced to the complexities and challenges of vegetarian cooking by him a number years ago when we first became friends. I was naive when it came to vegetarian…

Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

Thai food is where my enthusiasm for Southeast Asian cooking began Rick Stein’s first line in his chapter about Thailand from his book “Far Eastern Odyssey” speaks frankly about the importance of Thai food to him. Coincidently it is this…

Perfect Fluffy Rice

Perfect Fluffy Rice

There are some recipes that you happen upon that as a home cook change the way that you cook. There are some recipes that are your staples, you can rely upon them, and indeed are safe in the knowledge that…

Chargrilled Tuna With Spaghetti Puttanesca And Salsa Verde

Chargrilled Tuna With Spaghetti Puttanesca And Salsa Verde

The colder evenings and the falling leaves remind us that we are well into the autumn season. With the finer, drier weather over the past couple of weeks we are getting to experience something of a summer that we desperately…

Best Red Wines for Under €10

Best Red Wines for Under €10

No one falls in love by choice; it’s by chance. No one stays in love by chance; it’s by work. And no one falls out of love by chance; it’s by choice. The problem arises however when people have too…

Chorizo Pasta

Chorizo Pasta

We all have those dishes that evoke memories of comfort. Coming in from a wet evening being welcomed by a warm fire, and the smells from the kitchen catching us and wrapping us in the soft blanket of familiarity and…

Let Me Begin By Saying…

Let Me Begin By Saying…

I wanted to start this blog off, it being my first post and all, with some sort of inspirational quote. Isn’t that how they all start? Words that maybe express the trepidation of starting something new, something perhaps from the…