Kerry Again! Eat in Killarney, Stay in Annascaul.

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…

Crispy Lardon & Mozzarella topped baked potatoes for a Simple Supper

Tasty, Easy and Very Affordable here’s a simple supper idea.  Here’s another dinner idea told mostly in pictures. Crispy Lardon & Mozzarella topped baked potatoes for a Simple Supper You will need: Potatoes for baking Bacon lardons Onions Some oil Dried basil Mozzarella ball Iceberg lettuce Plum tomatoes Mini mozzarella balls Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil…

Sweet Chilli & Sriracha Chicken – Simple Supper

Simple Supper – Everyday Food. Let’s see how this goes down then.  These days I’m capturing my everyday cooking on Instagram and as I simply don’t have time to pull out my proper camera to capture images, then edit them and upload them I’m going to transfer those images directly to my blog and see…

White Christmas Biscuit Cake- Recipe 12 of 12 from Enjoy!

White Christmas Biscuit Cake Ta Dah! Recipe 12 of 12.  So I set myself the task of sharing 12 recipes from ‘Enjoy!’ over 12 weeks until Christmas and here we are!!!! It really does just sneak up in the end.  I love it.  I love the lights.  I love the buzz.  I love the frenzy…

Eight Ways with Baked Potatoes – Recipe 6 of 12 from Enjoy!

The humble spud.  A divine medium to be elevated, cajoled, flourished, transformed in whatever direction you chose.  Mash, Champ, Deep-fry, Roast, Gratin, Dauphinoise, Hasselback, Gnocchi, Rosti, Hash, Boxty or as is here kept simple and straightforward baked in its skin until a crispy edible shell beholds a smooth creamy innard that deserves to be adorned….

Elbow Lane Smokehouse Chicken & a DISCLAIMER for the begrudgers

Oh how I do love a blog post that writes itself.  This one doesn’t even require a recipe just a little bit of direction. Firstly get yourself into a SuperValu Supermarket and then buy yourself a jar of Elbow Lane Smokehouse Sauce along with some chicken breasts on the bone. Secondly whack your oven onto…

Gluten Free Olive & Sundried Tomato Bread

A bag of Gluten Free flour got purchased by accident lately! Not one to waste anything I knew that gluten-free bread needs a bit of a helping hand to push it towards flavoursome and bready.  This recipe is based on one for ‘Olive Loaf’ in The hummingbird bakery ‘Home Sweet Home’ cookbook.  The Gluten Free…

From Baking Disaster to Scrumptious Triumph

Hmmm Easter. Eggs.  Chocolate.  I know, I’ll make some cute chocolatey meringue nests and will fill them with sweetness and appeal to kids.  After all Easter Eggs are just for the kids, right? Yeah right.  Much as you swear you will not attack, a crumb passes your lips and then you are finished, you swoop…

Simple Supper – Bacon, Spinach and Potato Frittata

Bacon, Spinach and Potato Frittata This delicious looking dish has been provided by Bord Bia and looks just right in advance of all things Patriotic and Green.  We are headed for an exciting and eventful few weeks with St Patrick’s Day followed very quickly by numerous commemoration events all around the country for the 1916 rising (click…

Comfort & Mash

Comfort & Mash. Have you turned on the heating yet? I have. We’re having thermostat difficulties but I’ll get over it. Every single year without fail I have heating problems. Last year we installed a new boiler (gas) and it has proved to be a lot more efficient than the previous beast with our bills…

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…

The Potato Year & The Farmer’s Table

So ‘The Potato Year’ is a collection of 300 classic recipes by Lucy Madden.  Did you know that you could do so many things with the humble spud? When you pick up a book, any book it has a certain feel and this one is just lovely.  In hardback it has a textured almost waxed finish…