I love bread. I could go weeks without eating it and then find myself having it with every meal for days. It doesn’t really agree with me, but life without bread doesn’t bear thinking about, so I soldier on. (I know, I’m a saint.) I’ve found it difficult to muster up the energy to cook… Continue reading Cheddar and Roasted Garlic Tear and Share Bread
Happy International Stout Day! Hope you have a few nice stouts lined up for tonight. My husband is a stout fanatic so we have more stout in the house than anyone probably needs, and there’s a bottle of Barrel Aged Leann Folláin from O’Hara’s ready for us to fight over. I’ve wanted to cook with… Continue reading International Stout Day – Chocolate Stout Truffles
When you’re essentially an unpaid intern like I am you don’t have much money for nights out. Given that I’m a recent convert to beer, and my husband has a massive beer collection, there’s no shortage of drinks in the house for cosy nights in. Thanks to gifts and some recent duty-free shopping, there’s no… Continue reading Review: Drop Dead Twice, Dublin
This week was pastry week on the Great British Bake Off. Pastry is one of my favourite things to make so I always look forward to pastry week. And of course it’s always good to have something to eat while watching GBBO, so I decided to make a tart. I thought that I’d mastered sweet… Continue reading Caramel, Chocolate and Macadamia Tart
It has been a bit of a weird week dessert-wise. I experimented with a new mousse recipe, and although the texture was a bit of a failure, it tasted good. Next time it will be better, I’m sure. Maybe my measurements were off, or maybe dropping my phone into it didn’t help. Yes, that’s right,… Continue reading Buttery Vanilla Biscuits
Unsurprisingly, I’m a BBQ fan. We’re spoilt for choice here in Dublin, with delicious offering from the likes of Pitt Bros, My Meat Wagon and my personal favourite, Bison. We’ve been even more spoilt for the last few years with the arrival of The Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park. I selflessly dragged myself there… Continue reading The Big Grill Festival 2016
I’m a sucker for a bargain, but I don’t often buy things that I don’t need. That changed this week. When you find out that Supervalu is selling 2kgs of cherries for €5 what are you supposed to do? Ignore this information on the basis that you don’t even know what cherries taste like? Of… Continue reading Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream – Yes, really!