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.
I have to share today's triumph with you and YOU have to make it. I'm not commanding you, I'm simply imploring, I'm pleading because it is so simple and so tasty that I don't want to be the only person in the world who has made this. Share this with me. Please. You will know … Continue reading One Tray Fish Bake. A simple fish supper.
I love food. That's a given. This is one of the best things that I have ever cooked. What that means is that this is a really good dish. REALLY GOOD! Okay, you get it, I like this Chicken Biryani. Let me count the ways though : It is easy. It is relatively quick. It … Continue reading Chicken Biryani, a delicious creamy one pot curry
Sea Bass Parcels We're getting there! Week by week inching closer to the revelry and indeed you may be contemplating some in-house entertainment in advance of the festivities yourself. In need of a no hassle but grown-up dinner party recipe? This is it. No-one wants to be entertained by a flappy flustered chef who is … Continue reading Sea Bass Parcels – Recipe 8 of 12 from Enjoy!
Melt in the mouth. That's the description my daughter Éimear gave as she tucked in heartily to a mammoth portion of this vegetarian lasagne yesterday. When I cook I often ask myself what can I do to make something easier and for this recipe it was the white sauce. For a classic white sauce there … Continue reading Vegetarian Lasagne – Recipe 7 of 12 from Enjoy!
Chicken Tagliatelle. Even in the summertime there are days that call for filling comfort food and this is one of those dishes. It has fast become a family favourite in my house and pleasing 8 people at the same time is no easy feat, so this one's a winner. All of my kids are going … Continue reading Chicken Tagliatelle
If you want to make a creamy dish use cream! This Mushroom Stroganoff recipe was one sent to me by Irish Dairy food brand Avonmore to promote their Cooking Cream product. I've used their cooking cream numerous times before and in the promo they mention that the cooking cream has less than half the fat of … Continue reading Stroganoff
Treacy's Bar in Ballincollig does a great soup and half-sandwich lunchtime offering and believe me both are huge and will amply sate even large appetites. It was there that I tasted Carrot & Fennel soup last week and just had to recreate it at home.Luckily my local SuperValu had fennel on special offer today and … Continue reading Carrot & Fennel Soup
In the build-up to Christmas I really enjoy watching the cookery programmes specially produced for the event in the hope that I'll pick up some tips. One of these for 2013 - Food & Drink Christmas Special BBC Two - was hosted by Michel Roux and featured Mary Berry demonstrating a number of her festive … Continue reading Easy Party Food – Mary Berry’s Canapés
I love discovering new food products and the innovativeness of Irish producers never ceases to amaze me. I recently came across some of The Cloudberry Bakery's produce at one of my favourite shopping haunts - Brown Thomas in Cork city. Cloudberry's stand in the Brown Thomas Food Emporium stopped me in my tracks, had me … Continue reading Christmas Dessert – Cloudberry Choux Buns
As I've been very busy with 'real' work lately in our food safety business developing a new website and running the office I've been reaching quite gladly for various Insanely Good sauces on the days that I am strapped for time. Insanely Good Sauces are Irish and produced in West Cork and are now … Continue reading Insanely Good Sauces – Bombay Curry Sauce
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 … Continue reading Lilly Higgins’ Dream Deli