Category Archives: Recipes

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

Slow Cooker Chicken Plated

Slow Cooker Chicken 1

So what’s a slow-cooker then? :  It’s a counter-top stand-alone cooking pot with its own power supply that you plug in, pop ingredients into and leave to work for several hours with the minimal amount of input or effort from

Slow Cooker Chicken Plated

Slow Cooker Chicken 1

So what’s a slow-cooker then? :  It’s a counter-top stand-alone cooking pot with its own power supply that you plug in, pop ingredients into and leave to work for several hours with the minimal amount of input or effort from

Zest Lime Choc Cupcake Upclose

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes. Nom…..what could happen when someone sends you a luxurious stash of chocolate.  Actually it’s what did happen to most of the basket of goodies sent to me by Áine chocolate.  But I was good and

Zest Lime Choc Cupcake Upclose

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes. Nom…..what could happen when someone sends you a luxurious stash of chocolate.  Actually it’s what did happen to most of the basket of goodies sent to me by Áine chocolate.  But I was good and

Pancakes with Follain Strawberry

Pancakes made easy

There’s an expression I use from time to time something to the effect of ah sure it was so easy it practically cooked itself/made itself/drove itself etc.  In this case it’s a case of ah sure it was so easy

Pancakes with Follain Strawberry

Pancakes made easy

There’s an expression I use from time to time something to the effect of ah sure it was so easy it practically cooked itself/made itself/drove itself etc.  In this case it’s a case of ah sure it was so easy

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

… & keeping it real. As I filtered through the photographs I’d taken of these chocolate oreo cupcakes and weeded out the blurry etc. I considered not using this one with the less than pristine cupcake tray. I did however

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

… & keeping it real. As I filtered through the photographs I’d taken of these chocolate oreo cupcakes and weeded out the blurry etc. I considered not using this one with the less than pristine cupcake tray. I did however

Carrot and fennel soup close-up

Carrot & Fennel Soup

Treacy’s Bar in Ballincollig does a great soup and half-sandwich lunchtime offering and believe me both are huge and will amply sate even large appetites.  It was there that I tasted Carrot & Fennel soup last week and just had

Carrot and fennel soup close-up

Carrot & Fennel Soup

Treacy’s Bar in Ballincollig does a great soup and half-sandwich lunchtime offering and believe me both are huge and will amply sate even large appetites.  It was there that I tasted Carrot & Fennel soup last week and just had

Party Food Mary Berry Canapes

Easy Party Food – Mary Berry’s Canapés

In the build-up to Christmas I really enjoy watching the cookery programmes specially produced for the event in the hope that I’ll pick up some tips.  One of these for 2013 – Food & Drink Christmas Special BBC Two –

Party Food Mary Berry Canapes

Easy Party Food – Mary Berry’s Canapés

In the build-up to Christmas I really enjoy watching the cookery programmes specially produced for the event in the hope that I’ll pick up some tips.  One of these for 2013 – Food & Drink Christmas Special BBC Two –

Christmas Dessert Cloudberry Choux Bun

Christmas Dessert – Cloudberry Choux Buns

I love discovering new food products and the innovativeness of Irish producers never ceases to amaze me.  I recently came across some of The Cloudberry Bakery’s produce at one of my favourite shopping haunts – Brown Thomas in Cork city.

Christmas Dessert Cloudberry Choux Bun

Christmas Dessert – Cloudberry Choux Buns

I love discovering new food products and the innovativeness of Irish producers never ceases to amaze me.  I recently came across some of The Cloudberry Bakery’s produce at one of my favourite shopping haunts – Brown Thomas in Cork city.

Indian Feast of Insanely Good Bombay Curry Sauce with Turmeric Rice & Toasted Almonds served with naan bread

Insanely Good Sauces – Bombay Curry Sauce

As I’ve been very busy with ‘real’ work lately in our food safety business developing a new website and running the office I’ve been reaching quite gladly for various Insanely Good sauces on the days that I am strapped for

Indian Feast of Insanely Good Bombay Curry Sauce with Turmeric Rice & Toasted Almonds served with naan bread

Insanely Good Sauces – Bombay Curry Sauce

As I’ve been very busy with ‘real’ work lately in our food safety business developing a new website and running the office I’ve been reaching quite gladly for various Insanely Good sauces on the days that I am strapped for