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.
The recent addition of metal to my teeth has (temporarily) denied me one of my favourite types of food in the whole world – Indian. Unfortunately the spices which make Indian cuisine so delicious also dye my braces a most-revolting shade of yellow. So far, vanity is winning the...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
'Offee pie is a unique Gastronomics.ie recipe. However, it's not inspired by culinary genius, painstakingly formulated and tested in a professional kitchen.
It's what happens when a typical modern Irish woman (read: insanely busy) juggles slightly too many balls in the air while attempting to be that multi-limbed goddess...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
Yes, I know, I'm having a rant, another
one. But seriously, lately I've taken to wondering if I was alone in being taught table manners as a child. Are these simple social rules simply not deemed necessary any more or are we just too darn lazy / busy /distracted...Read More
It sounds awful. Trust me, it’s not. It’s utterly satisfying and encapsulates all of the magic of rustic France. It ain’t pretty, but by God does it hit the spot. Again, there are lots of variations of this, but this is how we do it in our house. Nyum. ...Read More
To very precise about this dish, the boyfriend cooked this leg of lamb. I prepared it, marinaded it and served it, but he cooked it. I had been on an increasingly rare (for good reason, is it just me or is the hangover getting more vicious every year?) night...Read More
My weekly shop yesterday involved a bit of a wild card – Mother in Law coming to dinner. This meant that my usual hasty lazy thrown-together stir fry of a Sunday evening would have to be replaced by a proper meal. Involving effort. No problem, I thought, tearing through...Read More