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
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
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
This book didn’t work for me. That’s not to say it isn’t brilliant, as it is. The only problem is that I enjoyed it so much, and was so thoroughly engrossed in the familiar and girlfriend-like patter of the narrative that I forgot the actual subject matter and settled...Read More
Yep, I know, far too many ingredients. What happened was that I got a notion for Butternut Squash soup, and then when googling images on how best to present it, found this topping. And I just so happened to have those ingredients in...
I cannot believe I’m about to type this sentence, but here goes.
This recipe is based on cooking advice from Victoria Beckham.
If you take a quick peek out your window, it’s quite likely that there is indeed a fat happy pig sailing through the sky, tipping his hat to the...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
Some hot-to-trot offers in Lidl this week, starting today with uber-super-duper food, blueberries, at just 99c per punnet. These anti-oxidant packed little beggars normally retail at about €3.50 per punnet, so this is extremely good value, get in there if you like 'em sprinkled in your yoghurt or porridge! ...Read More
Good food doesn't have to be unhealthy, or expensive. As I've mentioned before, I'm not calorie-obsessed or remotely slim (and getting further and further from that goal every day), but I do like to shave off some fat here and there in order to thoroughly enjoy my cheese, wine...Read More