Gastrogirl and I have just returned from Carcassonne. The food, food, food. First night we were so starving, I ordered what I presumed would be the quickest to the table, the house Cassoulet. It was duck leg, pork, I think chicken, sausage and beans. Basically, any...Read More
Ok so I was a wee bit more frugal this week, despite the fact I got a notion to cook cassoulet of all things (My Mum’s fault, we’ve just come back from a short trip to the Aude region!), which is a very traditional country dish in France, but...Read More
You are not going to believe how much I spent at the cinema the other night. We committed a cardinal sin, to be fair – went hungry. That meant that we ordered a mahoosive popcorn (with butter, lest my arteries feel a bit chilly and need insulation), two portions...Read More
If you do your weekly shop at the weekends, you might want to factor this week's highlights into your shopping list...
clearing out the competition this week with their 79c offers; Tesco’s Kerr Pinks at €2.07 and Supervalu’s
Parsnip & Carrot trays at €1 aren’t coming...Read More
An interesting combo of articles in the Indo
this week, highlighting the paradox of female ‘cooks’ and male ‘chefs’. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that while cooking is traditionally seen as ‘women’s work’ at home, restaurant kitchens are dominated by male chefs.
This year a record number...Read More
Dunnes this week has 1.9kg chickens for just €5, which is not bad at all going at all for such a big bruiser of a chicken. Weirdly, I heard this on the radio at the start of the week but couldn’t find it online so didn’t risk posting it...Read More
Welcome to the 70’s… Pressure Pots girls. Ask your Moms about these great inventions to cut the cooking time way down. My beautiful daughter still is frightened by them. I guarantee when she is up to her knees in kids and work, she will be a slave to the...Read More
deals are really actually worth a look lately. Last week it was €3.49 chicken, this week has similar great value offers, read on!
I'll be posting the recipe for Housekeeper's Pot Roast now shortly - at the fresh meat counter at Superquinn they have Continental Beef Joint...Read More
Ok, ok, not my most imaginative of recipes, but it’s not my fault; the Other Half went shopping.
Yes, a rare but treasured treat, I was delighted to get home to find he’d kindly taken care of this weekly chore. Except of course, he doesn’t normally do it. And so...Read More
My weekly shop yesterday involved a bit of a wild card – Mother in Law coming to dinner. This meant that my usual hasty lazy thrown-together stir fry of a Sunday evening would have to be replaced by a proper meal. Involving effort. No problem, I thought, tearing through...Read More