Well this HAS been a busy week! In a delightful change to the usual recession treadmill of lots of work and very little play, I have been treated to a nyummy
seafood feast with the wonderful Stephen Calveston of Matt the Threshers
(ramblings to follow) and have also...Read More
And the prize for the most blindingly obvious and utterly useless medical research goes to a team of boffins from the US who have discovered that...drumroll please..."being on a diet makes people more likely to feel irritable and angry".
Altogether now.....’DUH’. The results of this crucial and highly innovative research...Read More
Yes, it’s rich. Yes, it’s fattening. And yes, it’s gorgeous. This is in fact the evening supper that prompted Mr Gastronomics to rub his tummy contentedly, plonk a kiss on my cheek and tell me he's glad I'm doing this "blogging thing". Praise indeed, eh?
This recipe for pasta with...Read More
This is a standard casserole, which I then add cover with pastry. The pastry recipe is the
one I gave to Gastrogirl when she was making her Guinness Pies
. If you’re making pastry at all, make a big batch, it freezes great, and can then just be...Read More
I get regular calls from my 3rd
kid, he’s in UCD and cooks to attract the women. He goes to parties armed not with wine but Apple Crumble or the famous pastry tarts. He recently rang me in France for a quick dish, a new girl was on the...Read More
We needed someplace quiet, peaceful & relaxing to make some major decisions before
Christmas. I read the great reviews and rang Reception at Waterford Castle
, asking for good views and a four poster bed. I wanted dizzy heights. However I soon discovered that there is not a...Read More
Oh crap. The half price Easter Eggs are here. That means that my tired resistance-devoid brain will reckon that instead of spending €3.79 on a bag of Maltesers I’d be muuuuuch better off, and farrrrr more frugal if I just bought an Easter egg instead. Or two. Or three....Read More
I’m not going to lie. This is not one of my proudest recipes.
However, having had my first day off in, well, ages, I was reluctant to give up much of its remnants to cooking for the week. So I basically blitzed chipotle chillies (I love 'em, so much...Read More
This week the offers at Supervalu include 33% off Irish Leg of Lamb (fair play for allowing us to stock up on our Easter joints early!) priced at just €8.97 per kilo, not bad going. A little less interesting are the reduced round roast (€7.03) and pork steak (€6.44)...Read More
Anybody who’s dipped into this blog before will recognise that I don’t bake. The fact that I can’t bake has something to do with this. But ne’er to be deterred, I thought I’d attempt to do my patriotic duty given the week that was in it and make something...Read More