Category Archives: Recipes

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

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

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

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

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