Month: May 2013

Lemon & Lime Cupcakes

Lemon & Lime Cupcakes

I’ve been slacking slightly with regards to the blog lately, I know, I’ve just been too busy enjoying the summer sun & relaxing with friends. We’ve been enjoying temperatures of in & around 20 degrees over the last few days here in Ireland, can you 

Smarties Cookies

Smarties Cookies

Yesterday’s savory meal over & done with, it’s time to get back to the good stuff. The more important stuff. The baked stuff. Today, we deal with one of the best kinds of baked stuff: cookies. We all know I love cookies, it’s no secret. 

Risotto with Red Wine & Peas

Risotto with Red Wine & Peas

So, did everyone enjoy Banana Week while I was away? I did, & I’ll be enjoying it for a good while longer, seeing as most of the things I baked are sitting patiently in the freezer for their time to shine. Seeing as the last week 

Banana, Pecan & Nutella Swirled Cake Bars

Banana, Pecan & Nutella Swirled Cake Bars

Don’t you just love pecans? Pecans are by far one of the most better tasting nuts. Which is good, but in some ways it’s also a pain. For example, have you ever noticed that supermarkets are almost always out of bags of pecans? Seriously, finding 

Banana & Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Banana & Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Day 4 of Banana Week comes to you in the form of cookies, a form we all know & love thoroughly. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love cookies? They just make people happy! Well, they make me happy. There’s nothing better than a good cookie. 

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella & Peanut Butter

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella & Peanut Butter

Welcome to Day 3 of Banana Week! Before we begin I feel I have to inform you, this one’s a good one. In order to keep things interesting this week, I had to make sure I had some variety, right? So on Day 1 we 

Maple & Walnut Banana Bread

Maple & Walnut Banana Bread

Day 2 of Banana Week comes in the form of one of my favourite baked goods – banana bread! It’s a well known fact I love trying out different flavours in my banana bread, in the last month alone I’ve posted two banana breads for 

Caramelized Banana & Coffee Cake with a Caramel-Cream Filling

Caramelized Banana & Coffee Cake with a Caramel-Cream Filling

Surprise! Bet you didn’t expect to find me posting anything today, seeing as I’m jetting off to the wonderfully sunny city of Zadar (it’s in Croatia) in the early hours of tomorrow. Alas, I couldn’t leave you hanging for a whole week with no new 

Lemon & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Lemon & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

It appears that I’m going through a lemon phase. Lemon Cream Pie, Lemon & Lime Curd, Lemon & Lime Curd Ice-Cream, & now these Lemon & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars. What can I say, I’m a big fan of lemon! When I had so much time on 

Lemon & Lime Curd Ice-Cream

Lemon & Lime Curd Ice-Cream

Don’t you just love having time? I kind of forgot how awesome it was, what with exams & college & work all piled up on top of me. However, things have (finally) changed. As of today, I am officially finished my second year of college. 

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons

Yes, you did read the title correctly, that does say grilled cheese croutons. I know what you’re thinking, I thought the exact same thing not so long ago: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? I’m okay now though, I’ve seen the light, made these 

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble

One of my favourite things about Springtime is rhubarb. Whenever I see it in the supermarket I insist on getting some. It actually makes me kind of excited. I know, I’m an embarrassment, excited by rhubarb. More like, excited by the endless possibilities of extremely 

Blueberry, Almond & Honey Porridge

Blueberry, Almond & Honey Porridge

Ever since I began my quest to discover all the best possible porridge flavours & toppings, I have been in love with porridge. My tired morning self doesn’t mind gathering all the ingredients, waiting the minute & a half until it has to be stirred, 

Lemon & Lime Curd

Lemon & Lime Curd

You know those days when things just work out? For instance: when Julie Powell magically had all the ingredients for Julia Child’s ‘Potage Parmentier’ & thus started her baking blog. Well, I happened to have lemons that needed to be used up, as well as 

Lemon Cream Pie

Lemon Cream Pie

I have a confession to make: I am a lemon lover. To the extreme. What’s that you said? Cake stuffed with lemon pulp, drenched in lemon syrup & covered in lemon frosting with lemon rind grated on top, with a side of lemon juice? I’ll 

Mango, Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

Mango, Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

The blog has really grown so much in the last month. Quite frankly I’m amazed at the amount of people who are interested in what I have to say. It’s a pretty awesome feeling, so thank you! With that in mind, I was looking back 

Blueberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Blueberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The last few days have been pretty awesome for me: I got my first exam over & done with (only three more left until summer starts!), the weather here has been amazing, & don’t get me started about the amazing deal that I got on 

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

You know those moments when you rush through taking the photographs so you can just start eating already? That’s what happened here. I was clearly in such a desperate need to eat that I seemed to overlook the fact that the pictures look like i bled