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
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
This dish was inspired by Ikea.
Now there’s a line you don’t read very often.
I'm sure we've all stood in the Ikea cafeteria, gazed wearily up at the menu board and pointed with a pencil-flattened finger tip to the meatballs submerged in creamy sauce.
Not having the faintest pin-drop of Swedish...Read More
A couple of weeks ago, on a cold evening at the end of September, while we patiently awaited payday during a very expensive month
, I was staring into the pantry, hoping that sudden inspiration would jump out of the half-bags of pasta, barely used ethnic ingredients and...Read More
Y’know, I never heard of this dish until I visited the United States. Wherein I found it on every
single menu. Seriously, it’s absolutely everywhere, and oddly enough pronounced “Chicken Parme-zhan
’. (Perhaps, correctly, I've no idea - Mr Italian Foodie could probably advise!)
Personally, I’ve never seen it in an...Read More
I'm not gonna lie. This isn't a dish you can throw together on a Corrie ad break while the kettle's boiling on a Wednesday evening. It's a weekend dish, and probably, a bank holiday one at that. It takes a bit of doin', but boy, is it worth it.
Remember the summer of 2012? Me neither.
Hard as it is to believe now, there was a day, maybe, oh, a month ago now, that we had sun.
Not much mind you, but enough to make it warm, somewhat cheerful, and most importantly, have me hankering after summer food. I wanted something...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
This recipe was inspired by the great Delia Smith
, whose real recipe can be found here
The cheat’s version, i.e. mine,
can be found right here. Yup, that’s right, I’m a dirty rotten cheat.
Well, sue me.
I, like the rest of the over-worked and under-paid Irish population,...Read More