Spiced Cranberry Christmas CousCous

Spiced Cranberry Christmas Couscous

Having a bowl of flavoursome couscous on stand-by in the fridge over the Christmas holiday period is a very quick way of producing an emergency snack or meal. Add some salad leaves and some left-over cooked meat such as turkey,

Spiced Cranberry Christmas CousCous

Spiced Cranberry Christmas Couscous

Having a bowl of flavoursome couscous on stand-by in the fridge over the Christmas holiday period is a very quick way of producing an emergency snack or meal. Add some salad leaves and some left-over cooked meat such as turkey,

Christmas Granola in Jar

Christmas Granola

Cinnamon, orange and cranberries all singing of Christmas come together in this delicious crunchy granola recipe from Glenisk.  I made a big tray of it today and sprinkled over yoghurt it makes for a very tasty and satisfying breakfast or

Christmas Granola in Jar

Christmas Granola

Cinnamon, orange and cranberries all singing of Christmas come together in this delicious crunchy granola recipe from Glenisk.  I made a big tray of it today and sprinkled over yoghurt it makes for a very tasty and satisfying breakfast or

Warm winter salad

Warm cranberry & walnut dressed roast veg, apple & blue cheese winter salad

As the winter months wrap you up there’s no need to abandon salad days just spruce them up with a little winter spice and seasonally roast vegetables. The spice mix I used ‘ground mixed spice’ from my Goodall’s stash came

Warm winter salad

Warm cranberry & walnut dressed roast veg, apple & blue cheese winter salad

As the winter months wrap you up there’s no need to abandon salad days just spruce them up with a little winter spice and seasonally roast vegetables. The spice mix I used ‘ground mixed spice’ from my Goodall’s stash came

Almond and cranberry choc

Bulletproof Chocolate {or heavenly morsels to abate the cravings}

‘I need chocolate.’ Does that just sound sad, pathetic, weak-willed, the cry of the sugar addict? Maybe, and if so I’ve spawned 6 little sugar craving monsters of my own who also wail of their ‘need (for) chocolate.’  But that’s not

Almond and cranberry choc

Bulletproof Chocolate {or heavenly morsels to abate the cravings}

‘I need chocolate.’ Does that just sound sad, pathetic, weak-willed, the cry of the sugar addict? Maybe, and if so I’ve spawned 6 little sugar craving monsters of my own who also wail of their ‘need (for) chocolate.’  But that’s not

Perfect Poached Eggs

Mojo Eggs

Last weekend I made perfect poached eggs. Just look at that and drool,  perfection.  I made them for me and for my twin boys and we chased every escaped yolk-drip with whole-wheat brown-bread smothered in Irish butter. I’ve tried cheating

Perfect Poached Eggs

Mojo Eggs

Last weekend I made perfect poached eggs. Just look at that and drool,  perfection.  I made them for me and for my twin boys and we chased every escaped yolk-drip with whole-wheat brown-bread smothered in Irish butter. I’ve tried cheating

Stop Food Waste Pizzas

8 minute pizza

I love my weekends.  I especially love Fridays and Friday evenings in particular.   That kick off your shoes and unwind feeling with days of freedom stretching out before you.  Routine goes out the window and while every weekend is

Stop Food Waste Pizzas

8 minute pizza

I love my weekends.  I especially love Fridays and Friday evenings in particular.   That kick off your shoes and unwind feeling with days of freedom stretching out before you.  Routine goes out the window and while every weekend is

Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken. You are going to love me for this one.  It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it uses store cupboard ingredients.  Well maybe you don’t have a big bag of sesame

Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken. You are going to love me for this one.  It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it uses store cupboard ingredients.  Well maybe you don’t have a big bag of sesame

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread (well it’s cake really)

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread. Yes, well you are really kidding yourself here if you think you are tucking into a healthy slice of bread.  This is an indulgent cake.  That’s not to say it isn’t healthy but if you

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread (well it’s cake really)

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread. Yes, well you are really kidding yourself here if you think you are tucking into a healthy slice of bread.  This is an indulgent cake.  That’s not to say it isn’t healthy but if you

Scally's gluten free petit pain

Clonakilty Gluten Free Cuisine

A handful of times a year I get to walk through the doors of Scally’s SuperValu in Clonakilty and each time my reaction is the same – WOW!  You know the type of gasps that you would emit if your were

Scally's gluten free petit pain

Clonakilty Gluten Free Cuisine

A handful of times a year I get to walk through the doors of Scally’s SuperValu in Clonakilty and each time my reaction is the same – WOW!  You know the type of gasps that you would emit if your were

Feta and chickpea salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad One of my daughters is an avid salad lover like myself.  It is my saving grace that I like to stuff my face with healthy salads and vegetables and don’t leave too much room on the

Feta and chickpea salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad One of my daughters is an avid salad lover like myself.  It is my saving grace that I like to stuff my face with healthy salads and vegetables and don’t leave too much room on the

pizzzini slice close up

Pizzinis

Pizzinis   Necessity is the mother of invention and don’t I know it.  Improvisation has been saving the day for me lately.   I love cooking but not always.  I love cooking when it is leisurely, when it is un-rushed

pizzzini slice close up

Pizzinis

Pizzinis   Necessity is the mother of invention and don’t I know it.  Improvisation has been saving the day for me lately.   I love cooking but not always.  I love cooking when it is leisurely, when it is un-rushed

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