Irish Foodies – a lesson in Porkdom

pork lunch

Beautiful Belly of Pork lunch at Bord Bia Irish Foodies Meet-up Nearly two weeks ago,  a bevvy of food bloggers were brought together by the lovely Donal Skehan and Bord Bia for a day of food-blogging talks, food styling, some veggie miso pasta and a whole lotta pork. Not only was it a chance for […]

Asparagus and Pancetta Hash Phwoarness

hash uplcose

I’ve been drooling over many a recipe on amazing New York based food blog Smitten Kitchen for the last year.  I finally got around to trying out one of the dishes this evening.  So glad I did. This Asparagus and Pancetta Hash would be simply fabulous for brunch but it worked super well as a […]

The last of the lamb?

lamb tagine with tabouleh

I feel I’ve taken good advantage of this year’s lamb by cooking a few decent stews since last month made up lamb from FX Buckley and Paddy Jack from the Temple Bar Food Market. Last weekend, we had a biggish gang over and I went for lamb once more, using a Mary Codogan recipe for […]

Feeding a Volcanic Crowd…

rain machine apres dinner

Lamb Lagoto with Roast Lemon Spuds and Veg Couscous Last Thursday night, myself and Niall went to see Rain Machine in The Academy.  During the set, lead singer Kyp Malone (also of TV on the Radio) talked about how the band were going to be stranded in Dublin because of the Volcanic Ash Cloud of […]

Amatriciana Pasta Sauce

amatriciana finished

I went on a bit of a food book splurge the other day in Eason’s, picking up a paperback copy of Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italy, a lovely River Cottage Every Day book and a Greek cookbook (Ben?? Are you living in my mind?!?).  I’m feeling back on the cooking bus and hope to try lots […]

Asparagus and Spud Tart Phwoarness

tart cooked piece

It’s been over a year now since I started this blog, and I’m back where I  started with Asparagus and Jamie At Home! This is the first proper thing I’ve made since returning back from SXSW in Austin, Texas.  My ma cooked for me yesterday (lovely leg of lamb) and we had our friend Ben […]

Lola-Lu’s Lamb Tagine

lola lu'slamb tagine

Lola-Lu’s Lamb Tagine with Apricots, Cherry Tomatoes and spices as eaten by I Can Has Cook?  God damn it’s hard to get stews and tagines to come out nice in a pic. Zut alors! The ladies over at LoLa-Lu’s Kitchen blog provided me with our delicious Tuesday night supper. Lola-Lu’s Kitchen is run by two […]

Donal’s Hungarian Goulash

carrots and onions and paprika

Donal’s Hungarian Goulash and Brown Rice as eaten by I Can Has Cook? One of the best things about The Irish Blog Awards, in my opinion, is how it helps all of us bloggers/blog readers to unearth new blogs that we may have been unaware of.  It’s a chance to discover new favourites and a […]

Whole Roast Sea Bream

fish raw

I felt today that enough time had passed for me to lift my self-inflicted ban on the BBC Good Food site.  I had such a hankering for fish today, and I spotted the below recipe.  Man, I’m glad I did.  This was a lovely and easy supper, hugely flavoursome while being light at the same […]

Arancini Amazoballs!

risotto balls on plate

Okay, that’s it.  This is the last year I’m making New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s been nearly 20 days since I made a pledge to myself to lose some food-blog-pounds by eating deliciously healthy winter salads and going to the gym at least 4 times a week. Suffice to say, the closest I’ve been to the […]