Bolognese with Cloves & Cinnamon

Bolognese with Cloves & Cinnamon

Yesterday, 45 minutes before we were meant to eat, Mum asked me if I’d make the dinner. She said she didn’t mind what I made, so long as I used the minced beef in the fridge & had everything ready for 7pm. The 7pm that 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Today was an excellent day. Nothing about today put me in a bad mood, not college, not work, not anything. Now, I don’t know if it’s just me, but those kind of days don’t happen all that often round here, there’s usually always SOMETHING. Okay, 

Chocolate & Raspberry Panna Cotta

Chocolate & Raspberry Panna Cotta

I was recently charged with the almighty task of making my dad’s birthday dinner. Now, that by itself wouldn’t have been too bad. However,  things are never as simple as you want them to be. My mom, who has been going on about how my 

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

I’m a self confessed banana bread lover. I have been for as long as I can remember. So in the middle of last week when I noticed we had some nicely browning up bananas, I strategically placed them out of sight so no one would eat them. 

Easter treats

Easter treats

Before I begin, let me explain something: I picked up my food obsession from my mom, who is CONSTANTLY baking, if not for us to eat then to give away to others as a gift or to go in the freezer for those foodie days 

Food & Travel

Food & Travel

Everytime I go abroad someplace, I always try to taste some of the traditional foodstuffs on offer to visitors. Last summer when I went inter-railing around Europe with my boyfriend we made a point of trying a traditional dish in each city we visited & 

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Some of my beloved cookbooks. 

Dinner Parties with Ice-Cream

Dinner Parties with Ice-Cream

So the other night Bosco & I went to a dinner party where each person has to bring a dish or an appetizer or something along those lines. Being the couple that we are, we always makes something together in those kind of situations. We 

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Seeing as the weather, not to mention my state of mind, was so damp and depressing yesterday, I felt like we were in desperate need of some yummy comfort food to cheer us all up. The solution I came up with? Gnocchi mac and cheese. 

Life in Ireland

Life in Ireland

So I don’t know if any of you live in Ireland or if you’ve ever visited, but THIS is the kind of weather that we get rather regularly throughout the year…  That’s the lovely view from my bedroom window that I woke up to this 

It’s been a while..

It’s been a while..

.. too long, in all honesty. However, I’ve recently discovered my temporarily lost (a couple of months is DEFINITELY not long enough to be considered ‘long lost’) love of baking & cooking and I plan on making a strong comeback –  starting tomorrow.  Seeing as 

Cookbook of the Week #1

Cookbook of the Week #1

How to Feed Your Friends with Relish by Joanna Weinberg So far, I love this book. I love the way that it’s planned out, all of the food in it is planned into little menus which Weinberg recommends for different occasions. It’s full of cute 

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

It recently occurred to me that I always choose the same cookbooks over & over & I neglect lots of them. So, the solution I came up with was that for however long it takes to get through them all I am going to take 

Bad news..

Bad news..

The cinnamon flavored bananas that I was going to bake have been put on hole until Wednesday night, due to the remainder of desserts in the fridge from Saturday night – homemade ice cream, Gateau Diane, cream & summer berries.. So much choice that there didn’t seem 

Monday

Monday

So I’ve fallen a little behind (already, I know).. BUT the other day Bosco & I went shopping and ended up coming home with 7 new cookbooks! It’s turning into a bit of an obsession – when I’m not cooking or baking I’m always thinking 

Nutella Palmitos

Nutella Palmitos

Nutella Palmitos  Made these the other day with my boyfriend, they were DELICIOUS.  This recipe is pretty similar to the one that we used, I promise you won’t be let down!