Chocolate Tartlets {sugar is not your enemy}

Chocolate Tartlets. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again it doesn’t matter what you eat it’s the amount you eat that matters if you want to reach and maintain a healthy weight.  I’ve witnessed people on ‘diets’ wolfing down tubs of cottage cheese and seen the triumphant tweets as another milestone few pounds…

Clonakilty Gluten Free Cuisine

A handful of times a year I get to walk through the doors of Scally’s SuperValu in Clonakilty and each time my reaction is the same – WOW!  You know the type of gasps that you would emit if your were ever  front-row at Paris Fashion Week , well it’s like that, only it’s not a fashion…

Power Breakfasts with Linwoods and Glenisk

In the throes of winter it’s porridge for breakfast for me but I’m not one who can eat it unadulterated.  I like at least a good smattering of sugar or, and a healthier alternative, a warm puréed apple perched in the middle and drizzled over with honey and accompanied with a little creamy Irish milk.  Making…

Veggie Sticks

‘How do you get a three year old to eat something other than dry pasta, with no sauce?’  This was a question I was asked this week and it reminded me that my 4 year old nephew was being similarly selective during the summer time.  What about my own kids, what were they like I wondered?  I…

Salt – What’s up with the white stuff?

Somewhere at the back of our minds there’s an awareness that too much salt is bad for us but how much is too much and how can you measure it? I honestly didn’t think salt intake was an issue for me until last September when I took part in a discussion on the subject (at…