Really the spelling doesn't matter now does it? The thing I want to share with you is the fact that you can bake it. Yes you can bake bulgur wheat!!! Baking it in a dish like this alongside chicken, onions and garlic means the flavour enhancement is huge. This dish is for a day that… Continue reading Baked Chicken & Bulghar Wheat (or is it bulgur or bulgar?!)
THE SHORT VERSION You are busy enough aren't you? So here's the short of it - grab a copy of this table and get your child to pick from 1, 2 & 3 and please (for your sake) make them make their own lunch NOTE: Because of allergies most school policy is NOT to bring… Continue reading School Lunches – Easy as 1, 2, 3 ! or is it…..???
When you look in your food cupboards and they are full but much of it is ingredients that you may have bought to do one particular dish and you're left with all these half used packets and jars. That's happening. For me the current situation is apricots (tagine), sesame seeds (stir-fry) and ground-almonds (cake). I've… Continue reading Almond Salmon
A very substantial and vibrant vegetable dish, add an easy protein source such as cheese and chicken and your meal will be complete. I love to take shortcuts in the kitchen and over the past couple of years I've been blitzing things like kale, broccoli, cauliflower etc to create a vegetable 'crumb' in the food… Continue reading Turmeric & Vegetable Couscous
This has been my Friday night go-to recipe of late. A hot oven cooks both the Chilli Chicken and Nachos with minimal interruption and all you have to do is a bit of chopping in the prep. work for the Nachos. Ideal when all you really want to do is put your feet up after… Continue reading Nachos & Chilli Chicken
Come sit with me in a beautiful square in Alicante. Let's dine together at a table for two at La Piazza. Look in front of you at the imposing Cathedral de San Nicolas with its huge doors embracing tourists and watch as the Spanish Guitarist tunes his guitar. Listen as he plays. Savour the moment.… Continue reading La Piazza Alicante
A recent family celebration saw us foray over the county bounds yet again and enter the Kingdom of Kerry. I've been on so many trips there of late I've lost count. And again she was glowing in her splendour. Our trip had to be quick owing to sporting commitments but it's amazing what you can… Continue reading Kerry Again! Eat in Killarney, Stay in Annascaul.
Kerry again. Just wow! At the beginning of the month it was a trip to Dingle and last weekend I enjoyed another stay in the Kingdom of Kerry, this time at Parknasilla. There's a family of politicians that hale from that part of the country - the 'Healy Rae's' and as we drove through Kilgarvan… Continue reading Parknasilla is Fabulous
Ireland is beautiful everyday and as I write she is bathing in sunshine and all the better for it. West Cork is one of my favourite corners, a place to which I regularly escape when I can. I find calm there. Kerry though. Kerry is very special. She is magic. A couple of weeks ago… Continue reading Dine in Dingle
I spent a blissful couple of nights on a midweek break to Barcelona recently and I shall return. Again and again and again. It was my second trip there, though I don't think my first can be counted. On that trip I do remember a visit to the Nou Camp, a fabulous meal by the… Continue reading Barcelona
Christmas Dinner – Turkey Dinner Planner Note: This is from my first recipe book : 'Gimme the Recipe' and is aimed at the novice who just wants to HAVE A Plan TO get a simple, tasty Christmas Dinner on the table. As one of the most anticipated meals of the year, a little bit of… Continue reading Christmas Dinner – A Plan
Pudding. There's something about that word that conjures up comfort. Something you'll be hankering as Autumn envelops you bringing darker evenings, cooler air and while you sleep a sprinkling of frost may even be dusting your doorstep. I can't get enough of apple in desserts at this time of year; crumbles, tarts and yes oh… Continue reading Apple and Blackberry Pudding