Parknasilla is Fabulous

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…

Barcelona

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…

Gone Fishing!

Just to let you know that the team here at Gimme The Recipe (moi) is on a blogging break for July & August but do please check back in September for lots more tasty recipes and easy food ideas…. Have a lovely summer! ‘Til September, Sheila.

Sliced { Ballincollig }

Sliced Ballincollig.   A badly needed eatery has just opened in Ballincollig {outside Cork city} and it is excellent. I’ve sampled the antipasto…. ….the pizza ….the wine and the coffee but I’ll have to go back again for the dessert. It’s good value & child friendly and while we were there a number of people…

West Cork’s Best Kept Secret – Three Castle Head Cafe

NOTE: UPDATE August 2019 – to the best of my knowledge The Cafe is not currently open and wasn’t last summer either – i do hope that changes and if it does I will update again……… Shhhh. Go find it and then don’t tell anyone where it is. Amazing coffee, the world’s best chocolate brownies…

Along The Way, a new cafe in Goleen, West Cork

If you’re Irish you’ve heard of The Mizen, you’ve heard of Schull, The Fastnet, Crookhaven and Barleycove Beach but have you heard of Goleen?  I’m often met with a “where’s that?” when I announce that I’m off to Goleen on my holidays and I’ve been returning there every summer since my childhood.  It is as unspoiled a…

Eat, sleep, do. Killarney.

We needed a break.  We really neeeeeeeeeded a break. And after 3 nights away in Killarney we got that and more.  It was fabulous.  A complete change from the norm and a time to switch off from work and switch on to fun and the good things in life.  I’ve been thinking about it from…

Lilly Higgins’ Dream Deli

Lilly Higgins has written a beautiful new book called Dream Deli.  It is different, it is fresh, it is vibrant.  Turn the pages and you will be sitting down at one of the jam-packed tables in Lilly’s dream deli.  Jam-packed because not only is this the food that Lilly wants to serve it is also…

{Gimme the Recipe} News & Mentions

So Autumn has had plenty to offer so far and there’s lots going on over the coming weeks too. …. Raymond Blanc. Seeing Raymond Blanc of Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons in action at The Mill Restaurant at Blarney on 12th September was a wonderful privilege and though he may have been there to promote his range…

I’ve been enjoying…. in July 2013

I’ve Been Enjoying…. ….Intense Coconut a friend told me about Lindt’s Coconut Intense bar and I scoured the shelves of every shop I visited until I came up trumps.  It is a rather tasty little treat. ….Baking Macaroons keeping things coconutty I’ve been baking macaroons.  Not to be confused with the dainty macaron the macaroon…

I’m Enjoying…. in June 2013

I’m Enjoying…. ….Lemon Curd Is there no end to amazing Irish food producers?  Heaven Preserve Us have a beautiful array of preserves selling at Irish Farmers Markets including this amazing lemon curd. {produced in Ovens, Co. Cork}.  I used my jar of lemon curd to make an ahhmazing Lemon & Raspberry Pavlova – and yes,…

I’m Enjoying…. in May 2013

I’m Enjoying…. ….Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. After finally splashing out on a fancy food processor what better recipes to put it to the test with than with ‘Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals’ – Delicious, Nutritious, Super-Fast Food.  So far I’ve tried 3 recipes from the book with great success.  Now maybe it’s my faffing and to-ing and…