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Book tip December 2018: The Flavor Bible

Book tip December 2018: The Flavor Bible

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me about my favourite cookbook, and I straight away said: oh that's easy, my flavor bible! It truly is the one book that has thought me the most about cooking, and it's the one book I use all the time when creating new recipes. It's allowed me to try out flavour combinations I wouldn't have come up with otherwise So how does the book…

Marinated & Braised pulled lamb tacos with pickled red onion and a tomato – chilli sauce

Marinated & Braised pulled lamb taco's with pickled red onion and a tomato - chili sauce

A couple of months ago I discovered Blanco Niño, authentic tortillas made in Clonmel, Tipperary. I used the tortillas in my Mexican dinners ever since, but last weekend I decided to make a brand new Mexican inspired dinner, with overnight marinated lamb legs that I then braised in the oven for a few hours. Needless to say this recipe takes a long time to cook, so it’s for those of…

Basic Chocolate Truffles with cocoa powder, hundreds and thousands and chocolate sprinkles

Chocolate truffles with cocoa powder, hundreds and thousands and chocolate sprinkles

This recipe is the final recipe I made for my Breast Cancer Research Ireland bake sale at work. I figured that with vanilla cookies, rosewater meringue drops and some chocolate treats I'd pretty much have something for everyone in the office they'd like but I wasn't expecting the response to my chocolate truffles to be as good as it was! All morning long I got emails and messages from people…

Rosewater Meringue Drops

Rosewater Meringue Drops

Just like my Pink Ribbon Vanilla cookies, these rosewater meringue drops were made for the Breast Cancer Research Ireland bake sale I hosted at work. Unlike the cookies though, these meringue drops were not as easy to make and I can safely say that up until that point meringues had been my mortal enemy. I had previously tried to make a lemon meringue pie and after seeing the damn thing…

Book tip November 2018: Souped up

Souped up

During the warmer months I'll always make sure to have salads for my lunch as much as possible, but when those colder months hit I find myself craving warmer lunches as well so I make myself a nice homemade soup every Sunday evening, so I can enjoy some nice soup at work at the start of the week. So far I've made butternut squash & carrot soup, roasted tomato soup, white…