Black Pudding and Feta Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Black Pudding and Feta Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

If you’re anything like me sometimes the idea of a salad just doesn’t feel like a meal. Perhaps it’s the often lack of a carbohydrate that perpetuates this feeling or the far too often chicken Caesar everything that appears at…

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – White and Red Wines

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – White and Red Wines

In a continuation from my previous post on Aldi’s summer wine portfolio I’m moving on to whites and my favourite, reds. In terms of white wines, as with others there is an extensive range and something to suit all tastes…

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – Sparkling Wines & Rosé

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – Sparkling Wines & Rosé

Aldi Ireland recently launched their summer wine portfolio and in doing so continue to cement their reputation for delivering exceptional wines of superb value. Their entire portfolio was available for tasting including some outstanding wines recently added to their range….

Strawberry Custard Tart

Strawberry Custard Tart

I think anything custard based has to be my downfall. Oh, and crisps. And wine. And… well there are many things that constitute my culinary weaknesses but there is something incredibly luxurious, comforting and luscious about a crisp pastry tart…

Boulevardier

Boulevardier

One drink that has become hugely popular over the recent past is the Negroni, a wonderful combination of gin, Campari, and sweet red vermouth. However I’m going to continue with a bourbon based cocktail. This is essentially a take on…

Review: Aniar, Galway

Review: Aniar, Galway

If you’re lucky enough to get a second chance don’t waste it I don’t know if this quote applies more to me, or Aniar. In the restaurant industry second chances don’t come around too often. It’s standards of meticulous consistency…

Creamy Chicken Korma

Creamy Chicken Korma

Korma is a dish that we are all extremely familiar with and like many curries there are many different recipes and ideas out there pertaining to it. The main basis of the dish consists of meat or vegetables cooked in…

Review: Brunch in Kai, Galway

Review: Brunch in Kai, Galway

Kai has been a stalwart on the food scene in Galway since it first opened its doors in 2011. Chef Jess Murphy and husband David have formed a formidable cook and front of house team in this renovated house on…

“Best Ever” Chilli

“Best Ever” Chilli

Authentic: of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine. What is authentic? I’ve been thinking a lot about what this means as I’ve been mulling over what to write to accompany this recipe. When it comes to food there are…

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Cocktails have experienced a resurgence of interest in the recent past. As people have become much more food conscious, the natural progression from that is to a recipe involving alcohol. This is evident in the local distilleries that are cropping…