breakfast · Brunch

Vanilla Oat Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Serves 2 It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write something. My husband had surgery recently, and as soon as Christmas was over we were busy talking about making sure the house was spotless so that he could get around once he got home so there really was no… Continue reading Vanilla Oat Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Lunch

Loaded Potato Soup with Crispy Potato Skins

Serves 3 When I was in primary school, I went to a cookery demonstration with my parents. The demonstration was organised to raise funds for the school, and like any good school fundraiser there was a raffle. My parents won first pick of the food that was made that evening. My father grabbed the wrong… Continue reading Loaded Potato Soup with Crispy Potato Skins

Baking

Cheddar and Roasted Garlic Tear and Share Bread

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

chocolate · Dessert

International Stout Day – Chocolate Stout Truffles

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

booze · Review

Review: Drop Dead Twice, Dublin

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