Party Food – Galia & Parma Bites

Putting together canapés, bites, appetisers, finger-food, call them what you will, can be an incredibly finicky and time-consuming affair.  For something that will disappear in one mouthful is it really worth putting a lot of hard labour into this effort? I don’t think so. Paring it back and keeping it simple means using first class…

Chicken, Thyme & Mushroom Vol au Vent

So when’s the last time you had a chicken & mushroom vol au vent then?  Perhaps as a starter at an ’80s or a ’90s wedding and pretty much banished thereafter. In Ireland we travelled throughout the late ’90s and early millenia years and our tastebuds travelled too.  We brought back a longing for Tapas…

Cranberry, Brie & Bacon Bites

Here we have some more easy to prepare festive nibbles, this time it’s Cranberry, Brie & Bacon Bites.  Again I’m using shop bought (freezer department) ready to use puff pastry sheets.  If you’re having a small,cosy gathering of 4 to 6 people then you could keep the pastry sheet intact and serve this as a…