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…

The Essential Guide to Christmas Dinner – The Meats

The Essential Guide to Christmas Dinner – The Meats

In a follow up to my General Tips for Christmas dinner available here, I’m giving you a complete lowdown on everything you need to know about the meats at Christmas beginning with… The Turkey The bird is the big one….

The Essential Guide to Christmas Dinner – General Tips

The Essential Guide to Christmas Dinner – General Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and indeed for many it’s the most important meal of the year. As a result, cooking Christmas dinner for your nearest and dearest still strikes fear into the hearts of many. I…

Food on the Edge 2016

Food on the Edge 2016

Be bold, be brave, be daring, make mistakes, take chances, and show that you really care – Massimo Bottura Food is always evolving and changing; it’s one of the things I love about it. However, if we are to take a…

Classic Salad Niçoise – Larder360 Box Challenge

Classic Salad Niçoise – Larder360 Box Challenge

I have a big problem with salads. Not good salads of course but it just seems that there is a serious amount of bad ones. We rarely give a salad the justice it deserves by taking ingredients, throwing them together,…

Tomato & Apple Chutney and the Preservation of Preserving

Tomato & Apple Chutney and the Preservation of Preserving

It’s coming up to the Christmas season. Don’t try to deny it, you know it’s true! I know it’s “Only October” as you keep telling yourself but most of us have at least thought about it and the very good of us…

Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is one of those grains that has grown hugely in popularity in recent years with advocacy of its nutritional value and health properties. An excellent wheat-free alternative to other grains it works really well as the base…