Hello & welcome to Gimme the Recipe!
My name is Sheila Kiely and I am a Cork based Irish Food Writer. I work part-time in a food safety consultancy business (Industrial Management Systems) and I am a mother of 6 children aged 16, 14, 13 & 13, 11 & 11. In my spare time I like to write.
As there are 8 mouths to feed everyday I try to be practical in my approach to cooking. While I love to cook I usually don’t have a lot of time to prepare weekday meals. The kids are sporty and are involved in rugby, camogie, gaelic football, soccer, dancing, piano, speech & drama and with the ferrying around that involves little time is left to loll around the kitchen.
I take recipe books and magazines to bed with me and am an avid viewer of cooking programmes. I’m constantly scribbling down recipes and have a vast collection gathered on various scraps of paper.
I experiment occasionally with exotic and expensive ingredients but for day to day cooking everything has to be readily sourced and not off the richter scale in terms of pricing so I usually shop in my local supermarket.
My first recipe book which is a collection of my favourite tried and tested everyday recipes was published in March 2012 with Mercier Press. I am not a trained chef, I am a regular busy working mother doing a constant juggling act.
These recipes are for everybody, if I can do it, you can too.
Here’s a link for ‘Gimme the Recipe’ the book
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