Rabbit Pie

Rabbit Pie

Yeah…sorry about that Thumper. A Sunday ago (before all of that engagement excitement) I had some blogger buddies (namely Lucy, Sharon and Bill, Catherine and Oran) over after the Dublin Flea Market for a spot of Sunday lunch. On the menu was Rabbit Pie. But how, I can hear you ask, did I come to find […]

And A Happy Halloumi To You Too

Happy Halloumi

Halloumi is definitely one of my favourite things to eat. It’s the most wonderfully meaty cheese that brings a guilty edge to any vitamin-packed salad. On Wednesday afternoon, I took Niall for lunch in BiBi’s, one of our favourite spots in our new neighbourhood. I was a little nervous and my tummy was being a […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Tart Rhymes With…

Fartichoke Tart

Poor old Jerusalem artichokes are often avoided due to their *ahem* flatulent properties. These interestingly tubular vegetables, which are a cousin of the sunflower, are native to North America and are quite like a mushroomy potato. They’re often found in soups, but I prefer to roast them and use as a base for a banging […]

An Unseasonal (But Spectacularly Lovely) Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Everybody knows that tomatoes taste their best from mid-summer until early winter, when they’ve had a chance to do a bit of sunbathing. So why on earth did I make a tomato-based soup in the very early stages of Spring? I had my Dad, Eugene, over for lunch last week and figured I could make […]

A Stupendously Speedy Lunch

Super Quick Broccoli Salad_-2

I’ve been raving about roasting broccoli and cauliflower for quite some time now. It has transformed my relationship with both of these (often uninviting) vegetables. Whereas once I might have approached a head of broccoli in my fridge in much the same way as the homework that I just couldn’t be arsed getting around to […]

Carrot Soup with a Squeeze of Lemon Juice

Carrot and Lemon Soup

A squeeze of lemon juice? Although you’d be forgiven for thinking that a squeeze of orange juice would be the more appropriate choice as an addition to carrot soup, I’m delighted to report that its bitter cousin the lemon works equally well. This is a recipe I adapted from one I found on the wonderful […]


Red Cabbage Sausage Bake-2

Most of us would agree that some ingredients inspire more than others. If I think of a butternut squash, at least five delicious ways of preparing one comes to my mind instantly. Or the versatile spud, for instance. There are countless delicious things to do with our friend the potato. But cabbage…? Often seen as […]

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

I’ve remarked on this blog how cauliflower and broccoli were vegetables I struggled with, due to their mistreatment by the cooks at the boarding school I ate in for four years. It was often a case of “Please sir, don’t give us any more” when it came to the sodden mush formerly known as vegetables […]

Sweet Crab on Toast

Sweet Crab on Toast

This year in Ireland, we seem to have gotten our autumn in November. Usually October here is full of blue skies and chilly days spent wrapped up in scarves while the leaves change colours in the trees. It’s lovely, and has always been my favourite time of year here. 2011, however, has had ideas of […]

The Easiest Soup Ever

Leek & Bacon Pasta Soup

Don’t worry, I haven’t lured you in to this blog post under false pretenses. This recipe for Leek & Bacon Pasta Soup is, arguably, the easiest soup ever. It takes very little preparation and about 15 minutes to cook. Even though it’s simple, it’s very comforting and perfect for cold evenings after a busy day. […]