Yes, yes I’m banging on about Kildare stuff again, but hey, it’s my home for a couple of days a week, so I have to get my foodie fixes somewhere!
This particular foodie event caught my eye the other
day, and if I can wrap up early enough tonight I...Read More
I don't normally blog about my private life, as to be frank, it's not nearly as interesting as the food I eat.
However, just this once I thought I'd make an exception.
I’ve been a little quiet of late. So? I hear you say. Aren’t you always? Well yes,...Read More
Here's a blast from last year's past - my Shrove Tuesday posts. Who'd have thunk I've passed a year blogging already?!! Time flies when you're having fun :)
The pancakes in our house would probably be better described as crêpes - light, fluffy and delicious. However, this means they...Read More
And @Gastromama's famous sweet crepes!
My family don’t let me wait until Pancake Tuesday to cook pancakes but the problem is, with a family like mine, I’m standing at the cooker for hours. The Panda Dad and our two sons have hollow legs when it comes to my pancakes.
This recipe...Read More
I can't believe we're here already. Somehow I blinked and the 'summer' has disappeared, to be replaced by dull, dreary, dishwater skies. Yes, winter's here and as you can tell I'm far from enthused at its arrival. This week I've been eating warming soup for supper, nursing endless cups...Read More
Another impromptu party, this time in our neighbour’s garden at our little hide away in Montclar, Aude, France. We all brought something to the table. The boys brought local wine and bubbly Blanquette from the vineyard just down the road. We have done more socialising in France than here...Read More
In honour of Bastille Day, we've a little postcard from Limoux, where Mum is learning much about being an independant woman and enjoying la belle vie.
I am sitting in the Place de la Republique square in Limoux at Le Grand Café, writing this. Lunch is asparagus, with pork...Read More
The time has come. It’s time to wake up and smell the wings, wine and wagon-wheels that I’ve been gorging on for the last year.
Yes, I know the only true way to lose weight is as @gastromama did it, through healthy eating and exercise. But I also know that...Read More
Gastrogirl and I have just returned from Carcassonne. The food, food, food. First night we were so starving, I ordered what I presumed would be the quickest to the table, the house Cassoulet. It was duck leg, pork, I think chicken, sausage and beans. Basically, any...Read More
Now call me a philistine (you’d be quite right), but ever since I first tasted Malbec in Chicago and was given a very knowledgeable run-through of its background, I presumed it was Argentinean. Exclusively. Now, obviously, this lovely bottle of red stuff mellowing in my kitchen (I photographed it,...Read More