Category Archives: Recipes

Chorizo Pasta CloseUp

Chorizo Pasta Supper in 10 minutes

‘What’s for Dinner Mom?’ a refrain that at times has me muffling expletives under my breath. Crazy days of exams & sports & socks, of unwashed floors & grimey bathrooms, sodden towels and mounting ironing piles not to mention the

Chorizo Pasta CloseUp

Chorizo Pasta Supper in 10 minutes

‘What’s for Dinner Mom?’ a refrain that at times has me muffling expletives under my breath. Crazy days of exams & sports & socks, of unwashed floors & grimey bathrooms, sodden towels and mounting ironing piles not to mention the

Carrot and sesame seed salad

Carrot & Sesame Seed Salad

It’s almost upon us, warmer weather and the season of salads and outside eating.  When’s it going to come though?  There’s been promises for days of higher temperatures but my phone is telling me that we’re not going to rise

Carrot and sesame seed salad

Carrot & Sesame Seed Salad

It’s almost upon us, warmer weather and the season of salads and outside eating.  When’s it going to come though?  There’s been promises for days of higher temperatures but my phone is telling me that we’re not going to rise

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Why not make your next weekend special for no reason other than you deserve to have some delicious cake every now and then.  I like to sneak some chopped raspberries into the cake mixture for extra moistness and

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Why not make your next weekend special for no reason other than you deserve to have some delicious cake every now and then.  I like to sneak some chopped raspberries into the cake mixture for extra moistness and

Roast cauliflower and shallot feature

Roast Cauliflower & Shallots

Vegetables can be a pain in the ass to prepare and sometimes you’re just not in form for all that chop, chop, chopping & pernickity peeling.  This delicious dish would be great as a vegetarian main bulked up with some

Roast cauliflower and shallot feature

Roast Cauliflower & Shallots

Vegetables can be a pain in the ass to prepare and sometimes you’re just not in form for all that chop, chop, chopping & pernickity peeling.  This delicious dish would be great as a vegetarian main bulked up with some

Choc Chip Loaf Cake 1

Chocolate Chip, Cranberry & Peanut Butter Loaf Cake

January was one long month, I just couldn’t get to the end of it quickly enough.  The endless confetti of plastic windowed envelopes gliding in through my letter box on a chilly breeze; there was no mistaking these as straggling

Choc Chip Loaf Cake 1

Chocolate Chip, Cranberry & Peanut Butter Loaf Cake

January was one long month, I just couldn’t get to the end of it quickly enough.  The endless confetti of plastic windowed envelopes gliding in through my letter box on a chilly breeze; there was no mistaking these as straggling

Butternut Squash soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup I flitted through a newspaper on one of my recent escapades into town and with my free read over coffee I came across a write-up on a detox.  The writer followed Gwyneth Paltrow recipes and at

Butternut Squash soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup I flitted through a newspaper on one of my recent escapades into town and with my free read over coffee I came across a write-up on a detox.  The writer followed Gwyneth Paltrow recipes and at

Chicken Rosemary and Garlic close-up

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken When I made the nut roast in the previous posting I knew I needed an accompaniment to satisfy the carnivores I live with.  Not only that, it also required some type of sauce because much to

Chicken Rosemary and Garlic close-up

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken When I made the nut roast in the previous posting I knew I needed an accompaniment to satisfy the carnivores I live with.  Not only that, it also required some type of sauce because much to

Nutroast post cook in tin

Nutroast

Christmas holidays are over and there’s a glut of nuts and seeds in my cupboards, there’s also a glut of chocolate but that doesn’t pose a problem in any shape or form. The nuts and seeds do need to be

Nutroast post cook in tin

Nutroast

Christmas holidays are over and there’s a glut of nuts and seeds in my cupboards, there’s also a glut of chocolate but that doesn’t pose a problem in any shape or form. The nuts and seeds do need to be

Beer Nuts

Sláinte & some sunburnt beer nuts

Sláinte. A toast to your health and the title of ‘the complete guide to Irish craft beer and cider.’  Written by Caroline Hennessy & Kristin Jensen this is a timely arrival to the food and drink section of Irish book

Beer Nuts

Sláinte & some sunburnt beer nuts

Sláinte. A toast to your health and the title of ‘the complete guide to Irish craft beer and cider.’  Written by Caroline Hennessy & Kristin Jensen this is a timely arrival to the food and drink section of Irish book

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