I’m not entirely sure if Tuscan Bean & Pancetta Soup is the correct title for this rustic, simple recipe, but I had just such a soup once, quite a few years ago and recreated the below from memory.
A memory tainted by some rather good Chianti I might add.
And so I’m...Read More
Monday's post brought a household tax demand, a TV licence reminder and, curiously, an offer for a free hearing aid. At 28.
But for once, this avalanche of Harp-marked envelopes was accompanied by some proper goodies - the lovely people at Knorr sent over a hamper full of some proper
Our review in this month's Food & Wine magazine was of the delectable and uber-popular Canteen
, a funky, lively pop-up eatery on one of Limerick's many beautiful Georgian streets.
Early last month, despite the snowy weather, we spent an enjoyable morning there sampling its many brunch options, with...Read More
Are you sick to the back teeth of hearing / reading about eggcellent value, bargain eggstravaganzas and eggsquisite deals?
Yup, me too, so to cut the BS, see below for a rapid-fire overview of the shopping deals in stores this weekend.
- Irish Lamb Leg - €7.99 per kilo
- Roasting Potatoes...
So good (mostly) Catholics of Ireland, I’m intrigued – how will you be spending Good Friday? It’s an argument that will be thrashed out all across the airwaves this week and leads me to wonder is the idea of being locked out of the pubs for a...Read More
This miserable, dreary Friday evening we've a very
simple, but utterly satisfying dish to share.
Perfect for lunch in a rush, or a tired last-minute supper, this recipe is both easy and cheap, a perfect combination in our house!
Much like red wine, early nights and broccoli, a taste for blue...Read More
We’ve been soup-ing it recently in the evenings, as despite the supposedly spring season, we’ve been battling hail rain and snow in Ireland in the last couple of weeks.
However, there’s only so much mushroom / tomato / French Onion Soup one family can have, so we’re trying to branch...Read More
Yep, there’s one half of the Gastronomics.ie duo in the fabulous Food and Wine magazine again, this time at the Lady Helen Restaurant, Mount Juliet, Kilkenny.
It was a real treat indeed to review the Lady Helen – both in terms of the food and service (both of which were...Read More
It might be Friday and it might be March, but with cold wind and dull skies, it still feels like a depressing winter’s evening.
So...comfort food is in order I think, despite the Spring season. I’ve been meaning to try this stalwart of US menus for years, ever since a...Read More
There's something a little alliterative about that sentence, but yes, you really can have a luxury lemon cake at Lidl, for *free*
In celebration of reaching a fairly whopping 250,000 fans on Facebook, Lidl are giving away what is probably going to be lorryloads
of cake next weekend.
All you...Read More