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…

Lamb Curry

Lamb Curry

Curry. Where do I begin? It’s like taking something like a sandwich and trying to describe the complete essence of what a sandwich is in one paragraph. There are certain conditions that exist such as bread and filling that let…

Spiced Roast Cauliflower

Spiced Roast Cauliflower

Cauliflower is such an underutilised and underrated vegetable but one with an incredible earthy, nutty flavour with enough substance to stand up against the bold spices used in this recipe. It works fantastically well with the flavours of India, while…

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Baking may sometimes seem a little daunting if we are new to it. We could very well be interested but may be overwhelmed by the prospect of a recipe that seems beyond our capabilities. The key to overcoming that is trying…

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Variety is the spice of life and likewise you could say that spice is the variety of life. There can be a certain trepidation to the word spice; many associating it with unpalatable and ferocious chilli heat. This could not…