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
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
So thrilled was I today that the sun managed a full day’s appearance that I thought a light, colourful dish might just be in order, comprised mostly of whatever's in my larder!
This isn’t techinically a recipe as it basically just involves baking a lot of whatever vegetables are in...Read More
My sister introduced me to Quinoa, extolling the very many virtuous benefits of this neat little super-food. Plus it’s cheap and a good way to mix up the usual rice / couscous sides.
Tucking into a beautifully spiced quinoa she prepared (this is when I realised what Indian spices do...Read More
Looks pretty, doesn’t it? If I do say so myself. But this dish is the culinary equivalent of Spanx. Takes something boring, lumpy and not quite up to scratch and transforms it into a red carpet beauty.
Yes, I’m comparing a dish to knickers. It must be the sun here...Read More
This was another Pinterest-inspired
recipe, and yes, I know I need to get some help to wean myself off that thing. It’s just so full of ideas I’d like to have had, uber-cool people I’d like to know, and glamourous, stylish lives I'd like to lead. It's...Read More
Yep, I know, far too many ingredients. What happened was that I got a notion for Butternut Squash soup, and then when googling images on how best to present it, found this topping. And I just so happened to have those ingredients in...
I cannot believe I’m about to type this sentence, but here goes.
This recipe is based on cooking advice from Victoria Beckham.
If you take a quick peek out your window, it’s quite likely that there is indeed a fat happy pig sailing through the sky, tipping his hat to the...Read More
Since I’ve hauled my broke a*s onto the property ladder there has been distinctly less (read: none) money left over for former hobbies. Gone are manicures, regular hair-cuts and er, cook books. Any regular readers (if you exist!) of this little blog will know that it was at one...Read More
Good food doesn't have to be unhealthy, or expensive. As I've mentioned before, I'm not calorie-obsessed or remotely slim (and getting further and further from that goal every day), but I do like to shave off some fat here and there in order to thoroughly enjoy my cheese, wine...Read More