Along the Way in Goleen

Along The Way, a new cafe in Goleen, West Cork

If you’re Irish you’ve heard of The Mizen, you’ve heard of Schull, The Fastnet, Crookhaven and Barleycove Beach but have you heard of Goleen?  I’m often met with a “where’s that?” when I announce that I’m off to Goleen on my holidays

Along the Way in Goleen

Along The Way, a new cafe in Goleen, West Cork

If you’re Irish you’ve heard of The Mizen, you’ve heard of Schull, The Fastnet, Crookhaven and Barleycove Beach but have you heard of Goleen?  I’m often met with a “where’s that?” when I announce that I’m off to Goleen on my holidays

Cheesy Veg

Simple Supper – Golden Wedges, Cheesy Veg and Loaded Omelette

Warm weather still has me ravenous at the end of a working day however the heat of the oven does not invite prolonged cooking so simple and quick suppers are the order of the day. It’s not just about the

Cheesy Veg

Simple Supper – Golden Wedges, Cheesy Veg and Loaded Omelette

Warm weather still has me ravenous at the end of a working day however the heat of the oven does not invite prolonged cooking so simple and quick suppers are the order of the day. It’s not just about the

chicken and pesto quesadilla

Chicken & Pesto Quesadilla

#Lunch Somebody tweeted today that with the heat of the summer they had anticipated a decline in appetite but instead theirs was surging – and mine was too!  Some days you are just hungrier than others and instead of a

chicken and pesto quesadilla

Chicken & Pesto Quesadilla

#Lunch Somebody tweeted today that with the heat of the summer they had anticipated a decline in appetite but instead theirs was surging – and mine was too!  Some days you are just hungrier than others and instead of a

Veg Tagine and Bulghar Wheat

Vegetable Tagine & How to get the seeds out of a pomegranate

I’ve always wanted a proper Tagine and I picked this Mason Cash beauty up in the Brown Thomas homeware sale just recently. I had a recipe in mind – a Vegetable Tagine.  One that I had read in a Grazia

Veg Tagine and Bulghar Wheat

Vegetable Tagine & How to get the seeds out of a pomegranate

I’ve always wanted a proper Tagine and I picked this Mason Cash beauty up in the Brown Thomas homeware sale just recently. I had a recipe in mind – a Vegetable Tagine.  One that I had read in a Grazia

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Best Scone in Ireland 2014

They came from all over the country and they’d been up since cock-crow, some even before.  Busily baking scones they had been, and adding final touches, carefully selecting baskets perhaps & some deftly dusting with icing sugar.  One baker in fact

bestsconelogo1

Best Scone in Ireland 2014

They came from all over the country and they’d been up since cock-crow, some even before.  Busily baking scones they had been, and adding final touches, carefully selecting baskets perhaps & some deftly dusting with icing sugar.  One baker in fact

Hot Chocolate with Skellig at The Heather

Eat, sleep, do. Killarney.

We needed a break.  We really neeeeeeeeeded a break. And after 3 nights away in Killarney we got that and more.  It was fabulous.  A complete change from the norm and a time to switch off from work and switch

Hot Chocolate with Skellig at The Heather

Eat, sleep, do. Killarney.

We needed a break.  We really neeeeeeeeeded a break. And after 3 nights away in Killarney we got that and more.  It was fabulous.  A complete change from the norm and a time to switch off from work and switch

Paprika and garlic roast chicken

Simple Chicken

Chicken again tonight I hear you cry!!! And what is wrong with that? Nothing at all I tell you, nothing at all.  As a working mother I know how we can get stuck in a dinner rut due to time

Paprika and garlic roast chicken

Simple Chicken

Chicken again tonight I hear you cry!!! And what is wrong with that? Nothing at all I tell you, nothing at all.  As a working mother I know how we can get stuck in a dinner rut due to time

Power bowl fruit with Glenisk and Linwoods

Power Breakfasts with Linwoods and Glenisk

In the throes of winter it’s porridge for breakfast for me but I’m not one who can eat it unadulterated.  I like at least a good smattering of sugar or, and a healthier alternative, a warm puréed apple perched in the

Power bowl fruit with Glenisk and Linwoods

Power Breakfasts with Linwoods and Glenisk

In the throes of winter it’s porridge for breakfast for me but I’m not one who can eat it unadulterated.  I like at least a good smattering of sugar or, and a healthier alternative, a warm puréed apple perched in the

Poached Eggs & Home Fries

How do you like your eggs?

So for Easter I would hope of course that you will indulge in a chocolate Easter egg but other than that how do you like to eat yours?  Aren’t they just the greatest food to have on standby, I mean who

Poached Eggs & Home Fries

How do you like your eggs?

So for Easter I would hope of course that you will indulge in a chocolate Easter egg but other than that how do you like to eat yours?  Aren’t they just the greatest food to have on standby, I mean who

16th birthday cake

Easter Egg Cake – Fun with sugar paste

Goodall’s gave me some colourful packs of their ‘ready to roll icing’ to play around with and I couldn’t wait to have a go.  I tackled it like the balls of ‘maalla’ we used to play with in primary school.

16th birthday cake

Easter Egg Cake – Fun with sugar paste

Goodall’s gave me some colourful packs of their ‘ready to roll icing’ to play around with and I couldn’t wait to have a go.  I tackled it like the balls of ‘maalla’ we used to play with in primary school.

Pork & Patatas Bravas Close-Up

Pork & Patatas Bravas – A Quick & Easy Supper

Pork & Patatas Bravas A quick and easy supper. That’s what we’re after most days of the week and something tasty too and perhaps a little bit different from what we normally serve.  If you have children they may or

Pork & Patatas Bravas Close-Up

Pork & Patatas Bravas – A Quick & Easy Supper

Pork & Patatas Bravas A quick and easy supper. That’s what we’re after most days of the week and something tasty too and perhaps a little bit different from what we normally serve.  If you have children they may or

Irish Food - Toasted Sandwich

Irish Food for St Patrick’s Day

In Ireland we are spoiled with the quality of our ingredients and we are lucky enough to have some excellent Quality Assurance schemes in place that can trace for us the origin of the food we eat.  When we purchase

Irish Food - Toasted Sandwich

Irish Food for St Patrick’s Day

In Ireland we are spoiled with the quality of our ingredients and we are lucky enough to have some excellent Quality Assurance schemes in place that can trace for us the origin of the food we eat.  When we purchase