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
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...
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
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
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
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