Chicory & ham pie

Chicory & ham pie

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know I'm on a mission to get Belgian/Dutch chicory put on the food map in Ireland, as it's one of my favourite vegetables from back home. Ever since I moved away from Cork city I haven't been able to find my chicory anymore, as the English market was the only place I had found that was selling these so I…

Gluten-free & dairy-free buckwheat cocoa pancakes

Gluten-free & dairy-free buckwheat cocoa pancakes

We are only 2 days away from Pancake Tuesday (or Shrove Tuesday)! Last year I took on the challenge to raise money for mental awareness Ireland by baking over a hundred pancakes for my colleagues at work and I of course also wrote up a recipe for my thin pancakes or crêpes. I wanted to do something different this year and created a recipe for gluten-free, dairy free buckwheat…

Anzac biscuits (oat biscuits)

Anzac biscuits (oat biscuits)

We're only days away from Australia Day and I remember that last year one of my friends brought these amazing oat biscuits to work - called Anzac biscuits - and I just had to go and find the recipe to make them myself. It's super easy to make, doesn't take longer than 30 minutes and my good are they tasty! Soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside and a…

Dates, dark chocolate & walnut pastries

Dates, dark chocolate & walnut pastries

I can’t tell you all how happy I am to be back in my kitchen, after having been floored by the flu for nearly 3 weeks! I’ve been watching a lot of cooking shows these last few weeks, writing down a lot of recipes that I found inspiring, and one of those is Imqaret, which I saw on My Kitchen Rules Australia (2016 I think). The recipe was made by…

Triple Flavoured Goat Cheese Appetiser Balls and Logs

Flavoured goat cheese appetiser balls and logs

Goat cheese is one of those ingredients that you can use for so many different appetisers. You can use it for stuffing tomatoes, dates, puff pastry, or mix it with different ingredients into dips to go with some crisps or crackers. For Christmas this year I made a brand new recipe for herbed/flavoured goat cheese balls and logs, which you can use both to spread on crackers or just eat…

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…