Chocolate Rapeseed oil cake

The first time I became aware of Rapeseed oil was after moving to Ireland, in fact I hadn’t heard of it at all in Australia.  Coming from Mediterranean roots, Olive oil was all I had ever really known and generally if something ain’t broke why fix it? Well that was until Rapeseed oil became rather…

Cherry tomato, green olive and feta frittata

This Mediterranean inspired frittata is one of those quick meals that can be rustled up for a satisfying brunch, although it works perfectly as any meal of the day. It has become one of my go- to recipes when I want something that’s quick and easy to make over the weekend. Given that it is…

Food Tourism: Liverpool, UK

In case you haven’t heard, Liverpool has a bustling food scene. When most people think of food in the UK it might be London that would spring to mind, or perhaps Birmingham or even Padstow. Of course London has all the big name chefs located there, Birmingham is well known for it’s Balti Triangle and…

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…

Savoury Japanese-style pancakes (okonomiyaki)

It’s funny how food can bring back memories. That a bit of cabbage in batter will remind you of your sixteen year old self. Back then, okonomiyaki was a big deal; it was the highlight of an otherwise boring week filled with school and what seemed like endless homework. My best friend and I would…