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 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, this is a makey-uppy recipe. No professionals were involved in the making of this food. No websites to link, no posh ingredients and definitely no proper measurements.
Furthermore, as your eyes wander down to the photographs, I know it’s overcooked. You might ask why?
Well, it’s because my two favourite...Read More
A little while ago I went on holidays. Yep, the first holiday longer than four days in three years, so we said we’d be a little adventurous. However, needless to say our budget and our aspirations were very far away from each other.
Into the breach stepped @Gastromama, who is...Read More
This day last week I was Jamie’d. And I’m not ashamed to admit it.
There I was, cradling a cup of tea, gradually
becoming one with the couch, watching Jamie Oliver jump about the screen with the boundless energy of a four year old jacked up on Coke and Skittles. ...Read More
Inspired by Mona Wise of the Wise Words
blog I recently cooked a roast chicken for Sunday dinner. However, unlike her beautiful bird, mine was supermarket bought (Tesco very kindly offered two chickens for €10 – would be great value if they weren’t €4.78 each), as I’m pretty...Read More
This is a simple, quick and cheap dish which looks like you went to far more trouble than you actually did....a great mid-week supper which can be pre-cooked on Sunday if you’re going to be working late during the week (who isn’t?). Battering the fillets into submission may also...Read More
You have up until this evening to go for the Monday-Wednesday offers, the best of which include half price Aubergine and €1.49 Rindless Back Bacon Rashers. 2 for €3 on Tropicano is good value as well if you’re into the brands (Aldi’s ‘not from concentrate’ are great alternatives) and...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