Category: Recipes

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…

Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potato Curry)

Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potato Curry)

A popular side dish in Punjab, the northern Indian state, Saag (Spinach) Aloo (Potato) is a delicious dry curry dish incorporating main ingredients commonly found in your larder. It can be difficult to find flavoursome, appealing and yet simple vegetarian…

The Essential Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak – Larder360 Box Challenge

The Essential Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak – Larder360 Box Challenge

Choosing your cut: Fillet, striploin, rib-eye, whatever you decide there are a couple of things to consider. Price is certainly one, flavour is the other. T-bone combines both the striploin and the fillet with a central bone but there are…

Chocolate Orange Mousse – Larder360 Box Challenge

Chocolate Orange Mousse – Larder360 Box Challenge

Some flavour combinations are just a “go to” classic. When there’s no room for error and the safety net of solid familiarity needs relying upon. Tomato and basil, peas and mint, strawberries and cream, the list could go on. Then…

Fish Pie

Fish Pie

For a small island nation it really is rather odd that many of us find ourselves in a situation where we should or even feel the need to increase our intake of fish and seafood. Many of us struggle with including…

America Village Caberet

America Village Caberet

America Village Apothecary is a company based out of Connemara, Co. Galway after being set up by Claire Davey in 2015. Making syrups, tinctures, and bitters, she takes locally foraged ingredients and develops them into vibrant, unusual, and unique products…

The Essential Guide to Christmas Dinner – The Sides

The Essential Guide to Christmas Dinner – The Sides

So I’m back for the final installment of the Essential Guide to Christmas Dinner and this time it’s all about the side dishes. You can read all about my general tips here and the best advice on cooking your turkey and…