Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

Thai food is where my enthusiasm for Southeast Asian cooking began Rick Stein’s first line in his chapter about Thailand from his book “Far Eastern Odyssey” speaks frankly about the importance of Thai food to him. Coincidently it is this…

Perfect Fluffy Rice

Perfect Fluffy Rice

There are some recipes that you happen upon that as a home cook change the way that you cook. There are some recipes that are your staples, you can rely upon them, and indeed are safe in the knowledge that…

Chargrilled Tuna With Spaghetti Puttanesca And Salsa Verde

Chargrilled Tuna With Spaghetti Puttanesca And Salsa Verde

The colder evenings and the falling leaves remind us that we are well into the autumn season. With the finer, drier weather over the past couple of weeks we are getting to experience something of a summer that we desperately…

Best Red Wines for Under €10

Best Red Wines for Under €10

No one falls in love by choice; it’s by chance. No one stays in love by chance; it’s by work. And no one falls out of love by chance; it’s by choice. The problem arises however when people have too…

Chorizo Pasta

Chorizo Pasta

We all have those dishes that evoke memories of comfort. Coming in from a wet evening being welcomed by a warm fire, and the smells from the kitchen catching us and wrapping us in the soft blanket of familiarity and…

A Loaf of Bread, A Jug of Wine, and Thou

A Loaf of Bread, A Jug of Wine, and Thou

There are fewer things in life simpler than a loaf of bread. And yet, there is nothing simple about a good quality loaf, nothing as enticing, inviting or appetising, satisfying or as wholesome. There is even something almost spiritual about…

Let Me Begin By Saying…

Let Me Begin By Saying…

I wanted to start this blog off, it being my first post and all, with some sort of inspirational quote. Isn’t that how they all start? Words that maybe express the trepidation of starting something new, something perhaps from the…