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
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.
Well I finally have my new kitchen. And new house. And new mortgage, and new bills, and new government charges, but we'll concentrate on the good news :)
When the champagne
prosecco (it is 2012 after all) bottles finally went in the bin, the wobbly Christmas tree came...Read More
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
The other night Mr Gastronomics was dispatched to the kitchen to top up our plate of cheese, crackers and Chorizo (don’t judge, it was Desperate Housewives night). When he returned, he was slightly grey, with a questioning look in his eyes and a handful of papery swathes.
“Look what I...Read More
is week has some excellent Super 6 fruit and veg choices for just 49c including 6 pack tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, two pack avocados, 1kg potatoes, 500g carrots / parsnips and bunches of scallions. If the good weather comes back this weekend you’re all set for salads and light...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
From Monday the 14th
have a number of pensioner-friendly specials, mainly focussed on the garden. So much so, in fact, that their entire weekly offers printed ad contains nothing other than household offerings. I have to wonder if this tells us a lot; we’re clearly...Read More
This weekend I faced a momentous task; not since the Amazon was navigated, the North Pole traversed and the earth's atmosphere breached has such an epic challenge been faced.
I cooked for my mother-in-law.
Don't get me wrong, I am very very lucky, my mother-in-law is an absolute lady, and would...Read More
is not to be outdone in the Valentine’s race, matching Lidl’s price of €3.99 for a dozen roses! Is it just me or is anybody else baffled they can go so cheap? It was only a few Celtic Tiger years ago that a dozen...Read More