Tag: Recipe

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

It’s the stabilising base and foundations of your wedding cake. It’s the essence of your child’s birthday party. It’s at the core of so many celebrations. And yet it doesn’t require any timers or oven, no skewers or toothpicks for…

Homemade Apple Bourbon

Homemade Apple Bourbon

Flavoured spirits seem to be very much the trend du jour as the drinks market attempts to capitalise on the popularity yet heavily congested and competitive industry. Whiskey and gin have seen a huge resurgence in recent times and as…

Ultimate Burger Recipe

Ultimate Burger Recipe

So what constitutes the perfect or ultimate burger? For something so fundamentally simple there are a wide variety of opinions and arguments regarding the morally acceptable use of condiments and toppings. I will leave those arguments for you to continue…

Perfect Porridge

Perfect Porridge

Porridge is not often included in the sexy breakfast category but is a feeling or opinion borne, I think from the drudgery of cold winter mornings, when the sweetness craving of my child belly received not cocoa pops but rather…

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat meat is not one that we are traditionally or historically associated with here in Ireland. Commonly used in African, Middle Eastern and South American cuisines it’s not culturally a meat that many of us are familiar with, no less…

Whiting with Roast Potatoes, Chorizo, and Chargrilled Broccoli

Whiting with Roast Potatoes, Chorizo, and Chargrilled Broccoli

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Food has this mystical ability to conjure up with it a whole variety of memories and associated feelings. For me, this soup always reminds me of the warm blanket that is the kindness and thoughtfulness of friendship, having first had…

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…

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

The Essential Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak

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…