Category: Recipes

Orange & Sour Cream Cake

Orange & Sour Cream Cake

A loaf cake is a simple yet delicious teatime treat, perfect with a coffee for a little pick-me-up. It’s also a pretty accessible foray into the world of baking; the ingredients are simple store cupboard and fridge items and it…

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

It’s the stabilising base and foundations of your wedding cake. It’s the essence of your child’s birthday party. It’s at the core of so many celebrations. And yet it doesn’t require any timers or oven, no skewers or toothpicks for…

Homemade Apple Bourbon

Homemade Apple Bourbon

Flavoured spirits seem to be very much the trend du jour as the drinks market attempts to capitalise on the popularity yet heavily congested and competitive industry. Whiskey and gin have seen a huge resurgence in recent times and as…

Sausage and Leek Ragu

Sausage and Leek Ragu

There’s something about this time of year. The burgeoning darkness of winter creeping into the evenings making them ever shorter encourages us to yearn for both simplicity and comfort. Midweek suppers become the bane of our lives, especially when trying…

Ultimate Burger Recipe

Ultimate Burger Recipe

So what constitutes the perfect or ultimate burger? For something so fundamentally simple there are a wide variety of opinions and arguments regarding the morally acceptable use of condiments and toppings. I will leave those arguments for you to continue…

Perfect Porridge

Perfect Porridge

Porridge is not often included in the sexy breakfast category but is a feeling or opinion borne, I think from the drudgery of cold winter mornings, when the sweetness craving of my child belly received not cocoa pops but rather…

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat meat is not one that we are traditionally or historically associated with here in Ireland. Commonly used in African, Middle Eastern and South American cuisines it’s not culturally a meat that many of us are familiar with, no less…

Whiting with Roast Potatoes, Chorizo, and Chargrilled Broccoli

Whiting with Roast Potatoes, Chorizo, and Chargrilled Broccoli

Black Pollock and Wild Garlic Mussels

Black Pollock and Wild Garlic Mussels

When it comes to food many of us cling to the familiar. It’s easy, we know what we are going to get, and the potential drama from questioning children or spouses often push us back there to that safety net…

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Food has this mystical ability to conjure up with it a whole variety of memories and associated feelings. For me, this soup always reminds me of the warm blanket that is the kindness and thoughtfulness of friendship, having first had…