Category: Recipes

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…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Stock; the mothering life agent of so many sauces. The curer of illness and the base source of wellness. The heart of soups and risottos, it’s the soul in your bouillon and the pep in your Boulangère. It’s the core…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Heart-warming isn’t always synonymous with healthy. When we think of comfort food we often evoke images of rich sauces, gravies, smooth buttery mash potato and puddings laden with equal amounts of decadence and guilt. Then there are dishes that cross…

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

The air remains temperate echoing of the long yearned for but seldom bestowed summer but the night draws closer still, expelling its cooler breath and reminding us of impending winter. It’s the beginning of autumn and with it comes the…

Classic Victoria Sponge

Classic Victoria Sponge

Sometimes it’s just about the simple things. When the complexities of life take over we often turn toward the constant, assuredness of what we can rely on, the comfort and satisfaction of a humble classic. You can always trust on…

Arriabiata Sauce with Pangrattato

Arriabiata Sauce with Pangrattato

Part of the everlasting and enduring appeal of Italian food is its simplicity, sometimes taking just a handful of ingredients and maximising the potential from these few. Arrabiata is one such dish essentially consisting of fresh or dried chillies, garlic,…

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

The lack of connection to the seasons, what grows and when, is a bittersweet consequence of modern transport and associated technologies. Believe me I’m as guilty as the next person for buying strawberries in winter because the supermarket allows me…