Blog Trips



The Dramatic Chipmunk – a true internet classic – as everyone knows The Irish Blog Awards is full of drama. Oh, lolcatz. Woahhhh! I Can Has Cook? has made it to the shorter longlist for The Irish Blog Awards.  The blog has made it into the Best Food/Drink Blog and Best Newcomer Category.  I’m tickled […]

Come Dine With Me Winners!


The CDWM Crew – me, Colette, Alan, Jocelyn and John with Niall taking the pic. So, remember, like waaaay back last August (LAST AUGUST?!?) myself and Niall hosted the first Come Dine With Me? Well, we had the second Come Dine With Alan & Colette in late September, followed by John and Jocelyn’s night in […]


nomination pic

Ah, deadly!  I Can Has Cook? has made it to the long list for Best Food & Drink Blog at this year’s Irish Blog Awards.  They’ll be taking place in Galway on Friday the 27th of March.  The sponsor of the Food & Drink category is Bord Bia and word up to Damien as always […]

Dublin Cookery School

almond cake without icing

COOKIE and PASTRY FAILS -  not safe for human consumption. It has indeed been a pleasure to share my food fails of the last year with you all.  Although this particular tale begins with a food fail, it thankfully ends in a food win, with a little help from my friends.  Well, with the help […]

Haiti Fundraiser this Thursday 4th February


If you’re reading in Dublin (or close enough) come down to The Twisted Pepper on Middle Abbey Street this Thursday 4th of February.  Sweet Oblivion is hosting a Bake Sale and Gig, with all proceeds going to GOAL Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Alongside a host of other bakers, I’ll be providing some of the cakes and […]

Christmas Shopping Freak-out

le creuset pot

So. It’s the 22nd of December. Two days to go. And I have bought ONE Christmas present. This present is for Niall’s 6 month old niece who, amazing as she is, doesn’t even know what Christmas is. That’s right, once again, I’ve left my entire family and boyfriend’s gifts to the very last minute. Tomorrow, […]

Why Can’t All Shops Be Unpackaged?

Unpackaged exterior

Again with the London, but the Unpackaged Shop in Clerkenwell, near Angel in Norf Landan (map, innit) is too brilliantly simple to not blog about it. BenAnna are the most eco-aware buddies I have and they were really excited about showing me how Unpackaged at 42 Amwell Street, EC1R 1XT, works. It’s so simple.  The […]

Tupelo Honey, London

tupelo honey outside

Tupelo Honey at 27 Parkway, Camden Town, London Hello, again! Catching up on some blogging now that I am temporarily unemployed.  Expect a lot more frugality around these here parts, food-wise.  No bad thing really, as all the cheese, cream, risottos and pies are turning me into a fat bottomed girl, yessiree. So remember I […]

The Marmarati…

marmite jar

Behold! The Yeasty Elixir! With the Marmite Haters Soldiers fighting it off as well as my Marmite earrings to the right… Gather round, friends, for I have something of the utmost secrecy and overwhelming importance to share with you. Before you read on, I must ask you a solemn question. Marmite: Do you love it […]

Food Tour of Chinatown NYC

chatham sqaure statue

This is definitely my last NYC post, promise.  I just had to share details of our three hour food tour of NYC Chinatown, the most exciting culinary adventure we had stateside. Foods of New York Tours operate a number of walking tours around specialised foodie areas of the city.  @jenlucy had brought the company to […]