Chinese-style stir fried green beans

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been busy updating this blog. Whilst it won’t look like much has changed, many of the updates have been happening behind the scenes as I have changed to a self-hosted site. I won’t bore you with all the details, but during this update I have noticed that so many…

Asian beef stew

Recently I collaborated with the Best of Beef with this Asian beef stew to highlight the exceptional quality that is Irish Hereford Prime beef. I have been making this stew for many years now, and I can wholeheartedly say that using Irish Hereford Prime beef has produced the most succulent version of this meal. The…

New England clam chowder

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I have previously written about my love for New England clam chowder. Having clam chowder in Boston many, many moons ago was quite the revelation for a younger me, which you can read about here. So when I was approached by a well known…

Coconut raspberry slice

Recently the CSIRO’s Total Wellbeing Diet had a competition looking for a “healthy indulgence.” I decided to enter this no-bake slice, as it’s one of my favourite healthy snacks. It’s super tasty, that’s packed with fruit and healthy fats; so there’s a little less guilt. 😉  I’m delighted to have won the competition and look…

Maple mustard chicken

Two days ago, I received a notification that I am a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards which has both shocked and surprised me. This time last year, I was eagerly updating my blog; Frequently creating content, including recipes and reviews of eating establishments near and far, and just generally paying more attention to this…

Thai- style mussels

On a recent visit to Brussels, I learned that mussels aren’t available in restaurants in the months that don’t include the letter “R.” So mussels are available only from September through to April, but they’re trickier to find during the European summer months. Interestingly in Ireland, this saying isn’t so common. Like with all produce,…

Moroccan-style lamb meatballs (Kefta)

Whenever I think of Morocco, I think of my Grandma’s travels during the 1980s and how we had to sit and look at all her slides in the living room of her house. Did anyone else have to endure that? The incessant clicking of the slide projector, as it showed each photo beamed to the…

Pipis in white wine (cockles)

Growing up we’d head to the beach to get pipis, mainly for fish bait but also for eating. Going at low tide so that we’d be able to get them at the shoreline, trousers rolled up and our thongs (flip flops) precariously hanging on to our feet as the waves rolled in. Once a wave…

Pink, gin cured salmon (gravlaks)

Over the last few years this has been my go to recipe for entertaining, as it’s perfect as a canape or a starter. It’s vibrant colour, thanks to beetroot, easily wows guests without too much effort. I first came across gravlaks when traveling around Scandinavia, where it features in open-faced sandwiches mainly. So this can…

Chinese-style dumplings (Jiaozi)

Hands up who loves dumplings! And if you’re not nodding right now and thinking yes, well then I don’t know if we can be friends. I LOVE dumplings. I love everything about them. Making them, and most importantly eating them. They’re quite cathartic to make, the methodical assembly is quite soothing. When it comes to…