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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…

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Black pudding, apple and cranberry sausage rolls

Black pudding, apple and cranberry sausage rolls

One of my favourite appetisers to make are sausage rolls, as they can be so easily adapted to whichever season you're in. For my Winter/Christmas version I decided to replace the usual pork sausage meat by black pudding, with some apple and cranberry for that extra Winter flavour. Another reason why I like making these, is because they are just so easy to make. These ones are a bit messier than…

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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…

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Braised Beef in red wine with butternut squash puree, chestnut mushrooms and cranberries

Braised Beef in red wine with butternut squash puree, chestnut mushrooms and cranberries

The Autumn chills have certainly arrived; the woollen jumpers have come back out and the fireplace has been lit a few nights already but luckily the cold weather also means we can go back to making lovely Autumn stews, soups and other warm comforting foods. Ever since I made my Certified Irish Hereford Prime Beef Salad I had been waiting for Autumn to hit so I could make another…

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