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Book Tip June 2017: Market Vegetarian by Ross Dobson

Market Vegetarian by Ross Dobson

Each month I look forward to finding out what new books Ryland Peters & Small have released this time, as they always seem to hit the nail on the head! This month I discovered 'Market Vegetarian' by Ross Dobson and decided to make it my book tip of the month for June as I haven't featured a lot of vegetarian books yet. I've mentioned it a few times but when it…

Cork’s first Dessert Festival: June 26th – July 2nd

Cork Dessert Festival

Festival Cork are people after my own heart. First they organised the hugely popular Burger Festival, then the Whiskey Festival and now 2017 is set to get another smashing festival: Cork's Dessert Festival! I was lucky enough to get to try out two venues during the Burger Festival: Electric and Yellow Sub and had a fantastic and delicious time! I missed out on the Whiskey festival unfortunately but there's no…

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

Last week I shared my first recipe of basic homemade falafel, but one of the things I served it with was another new recipe: avocado hummus! I'm an absolute sucker for hummus but I wanted to try something new, and decided to try it with avocado's, another one of my favourite things to eat. It might not be very traditional, but hey I'm all for pushing boundaries! You do need…

Homemade Flavourful Chickpea Falafel

Homemade Flavourful Falafel

I spent most of my life being completely unaware of how delicious falafel is, as I only discovered it around 3 years ago. I've been a huge fan ever since but I actually never attempted to make it myself, until last week and I can say for sure I will be doing this at least once a week. It's an ideal lunch during the weekend, it's so quick and you…

Traditional Antwerp Butter Cookies with Kerrygold butter and Guinness chocolate sauce

Traditional Antwerp Butter Cookies with Kerrygold butter and Guinness chocolate sauce

Antwerp, an absolute must-visit if you ever find yourself in Belgium. There's plenty on offer, there's a gorgeous Cathedral, a medieval fortress 't Steen, which you can find along the river, plenty of museums (Reubens, MAS, ..), a street dedicated to antiques, a stunning central station, a zoo, an impressive opera hall and a fabulous shopping street to name a few. But as with most cities in Belgium it's also rich…

Book tip May 2017: Recipes from my Mother by Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen Recipes from my mother

With Mother's day coming up in the majority of countries in the world, I figured there was no better book to share with you as my book tip of the month, than Rachel Allen's new masterpiece: 'Recipes from my mother'. The book is dedicated to both her mother Hallfridur and her mother-in-law Darina as both women shared wonderful stories and recipes from their mothers with her. As you may now Rachel grew…

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Spring is here! You wouldn't be able to tell from the extreme drop in temperatures we had here in Ireland this week though as it suddenly went below 0 again. But apart from this one week things have been looking good! I already put away my winter coat but now it's time for the winter accessories in your home to be replaced with bright coloured decorations instead! It's not that…