It might be Friday and it might be March, but with cold wind and dull skies, it still feels like a depressing winter’s evening.
So...comfort food is in order I think, despite the Spring season. I’ve been meaning to try this stalwart of US menus for years, ever since a...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
Recently, on a trip to the magical Cliffs of Moher, we had a bit of a movie night. Huddled in front of a roaring fire, with four DVDs to watch, it was definitely an evening for comfort food. And we all know pasta is simply Italian for comfort...
Another ‘un adapted from that great big book
I WILL find time to review at some stage was this nyummy pork recipe which so happened to tie in nicely with my contribution to #eatonlyirishforaweek. By the power of Twitter, I managed to procure delicious Chilli, Fennell &...Read More
Def: referring to time when Ms Gastronomics attempted to make homemade pasta at home in Mr Gastronomic’s spotlessly clean house. Flour, eggs, water, and carpet do not a good combination make.
Origin: 2009 Irl
Seriously. This has entered the vocabulary of my house. My little foray into homemade pasta-making actually led...Read More
Yes, it’s rich. Yes, it’s fattening. And yes, it’s gorgeous. This is in fact the evening supper that prompted Mr Gastronomics to rub his tummy contentedly, plonk a kiss on my cheek and tell me he's glad I'm doing this "blogging thing". Praise indeed, eh?
This recipe for pasta with...Read More
Among the great Christmas presents we got this year was a voucher for Fire Restaurant, at Mansion House, Dublin 2
. And a bloody good job we did too, as this place is not cheap.
Luckily, it’s also very good. We went on a Friday evening after a long...Read More
This new section of our blog is going to cover those ‘cheat nights’ we all need. My daughter (so far!) has only herself and her boyfriend to look after but I know what it’s like to have to feed a family quickly, cheaply and easily. And that often means...Read More
I was a super-duper good girl this week. Not even €40 for 14 meals! This week has been one of my "more calories, less cost" notions, partly because I was beavering away at Irish-style recipes such as Steak & Guinness Pies and Whiskey Cake for the week that's in...Read More
If you like prawns, calamari, mussels, fish chunks and all the rest of the delights of the sea, this is one very cheap and very healthy dinner. It can be made in quite literally ten minutes, to be doled out into lunchboxes or kept in the fridge for supper.