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
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
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
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
can’t bake. Anybody who has even taken a cursory glance at the recipe list on this blog will realise this. So, with six people coming for dinner the other night, I was faced with a quandary. I could either pack my standards off for the weekend and...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