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
The giddy optimism of this week has infected Aldi staff, and they’ve laid on the BBQ specials. Let’s hope they’re right, or the freezers are going to get rather full this weekend! First up are 25% extra seasoned chicken portions, including wings (pack of 14 by my count), thighs...Read More
We all love a good roast, and at this time of the year it’s all about the lamb. A lovely fresh, tasty and light meat, it is unfortunately also bloody expensive, and so here’s our pick of the top offers in the supermarkets for lamb. These are just the...Read More
First up, Lidl offers
expiring tomorrow (Wednesday) include €2 rindless back bacon
rashers, although to be fair, the photo appears to show a significant enough rind for me to question the title somewhat. Also 59c cabbage and sausages, although I can imagine which will be more popular...Read More
Tesco special offers are out today. And it's meat week. Well no, not officially, but they’ve got some decent offers on all things meaty, fishy and er, chicken-y.
Starting with their half price dinner, which is just half price spuds, wine and a roasting meat. Except this week it’s not...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
deals are really actually worth a look lately. Last week it was €3.49 chicken, this week has similar great value offers, read on!
I'll be posting the recipe for Housekeeper's Pot Roast now shortly - at the fresh meat counter at Superquinn they have Continental Beef Joint...Read More
More gardening / household stuff, this time in Aldi
. If you’re green-fingered and actually have the time to garden on top of working more hours for less money, dive right in, it appears to be your month at the discounters.
On the food front, however, the bargains are...Read More
Roll up roll up, read all about it....herewith my modest opinion on the supercalifragilistic and well, not quite so special, special offers.
Valentines fever has well and truly gripped the grocery stores, although I'm not so sure about the paying customers - has anybody yet recovered from the shock of their...Read More
not to be outdone on the special offers front, with Valentines offers of half price choccies, deals on wine and beer, and a nice Valentine's breakfast of rashers, saussies, eggs & loaf for €5. Not quite a Lidl value brekkie, but getting there.
The dozen roses begin,...Read More