Month: June 2013

Strawberry & Rhubarb Meringue Tart

Strawberry & Rhubarb Meringue Tart

I’m one of those people who let everything pile up on top of me all at once & I end up getting nothing done. Need to make it up to Dad for missing Father’s Day? Leave it for a few weeks, be fine. Need to 

Rhubarb, Pear & Apple Crumble

Rhubarb, Pear & Apple Crumble

The last week has been such a blur of activity, I didn’t find time to publish this post that’s been sitting, half written, in my drafts since the middle of last week. It was a weird week for me. Although I’ve been on my summer 

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans

Have you ever heard of Bloomsday? If you don’t live in Ireland, the chances are slim. Every year on June 16th, people dress up to relive the events that occur in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. I work in one of the coastal towns mentioned in 

Ham & Gruyère Breakfast Rolls

Ham & Gruyère Breakfast Rolls

Why are we always drawn to the things that are wrong for us? Or why do we always do the exact thing someone has just told us not to do? It’s like when you tell little children not to play with super-glue because it’s dangerous. 

Apple & Raspberry Crumble Bars

Apple & Raspberry Crumble Bars

With Father’s Day fast approaching (three days away, for the unorganized amongst you), I thought I’d share a recipe that dad loved. Last week, I made these Apple & Raspberry Crumble Bars – and my dad totally adored them! I’ll definitely be making them again 

Vegetarian Pad Thai

Vegetarian Pad Thai

Do you ever get bored of having the same thing for dinner over & over again? Pasta with a tomato based sauce, pizza, more pasta, maybe some rice if you’re feeling adventurous, always the same dishes that you’re been making for years. Yeah, well, I 

Grilled Banana Chocolate Packages

Grilled Banana Chocolate Packages

The rain has returned. After a blissful eight days without any clouds or rain or cold, it rained for the very first time last night. & this morning I woke up sneezing. It was nice while it lasted. You would think a few showers here 

Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes with Chocolate Chunks

Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes with Chocolate Chunks

Don’t you just love mornings during the summer? The sun shining through the curtains, sitting out in the garden in your shorts & baggy t-shirt before even thinking about breakfast. Summer mornings are simple – there’s no rush to be out of the house in 

Peanut Brittle & Chocolate Chunk Ice-Cream

Peanut Brittle & Chocolate Chunk Ice-Cream

Okay, lets talk ice-cream. Leave the dirty dishes, the laundry, the family members, just leave everything for a few minutes & listen to me ramble on about ice-cream. In my humble opinion, I believe ice-cream is one of the best things in the food world. 

Homemade Burgers with Chilli & Basil

Homemade Burgers with Chilli & Basil

Guys, summer has finally arrived in Ireland! It was a bit touch & go for a while, sunny one day & then lashing rain the next, but it seems like the sun is here to stay, at least for the next week or so. That being 

Raspberry Tartlets with Lemon & Lime Curd

Raspberry Tartlets with Lemon & Lime Curd

I’m one of those people that can’t go to a party without bringing something for the host. Due to the fact that I’m me, it’s usually always a food item. On Friday night I was invited to a girlie night in & I offered to