Since I’ve hauled my broke a*s onto the property ladder there has been distinctly less (read: none) money left over for former hobbies. Gone are manicures, regular hair-cuts and er, cook books. Any regular readers (if you exist!) of this little blog will know that it was at one...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
The last thing I can ever remember winning was a bag of coal when I was four. Yep, I was the pint-sized, pig-tailed envy of Junior Infants as you can imagine. However, I am happy to declare that the calibre of prizes has improved over the last twenty-two years...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
This week's Lidl
special offers include enough sweets to turn a stone diabetic but we won't linger on those, they're cheap, chewy and retro. There. Done.
Onto more important things. Like alcohol. Little bottles of alcohol to be precise. Now the're not going to be winning any taste...Read More
You know those days your lovely OH has spontaneously invited four highly critical friends over for dinner? Like, tonight. And you’ve nothing in the fridge except a half jar of pesto and some nuclear-war resistant parmesan. Check the freezer, if you’ve some fish and a bag of breadcrumbs too,...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
If you do your weekly shop at the weekends, you might want to factor this week's highlights into your shopping list...
clearing out the competition this week with their 79c offers; Tesco’s Kerr Pinks at €2.07 and Supervalu’s
Parsnip & Carrot trays at €1 aren’t coming...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
I’ve eaten enough calories this Sunday to warrant reigning it all the way back the whole week long. Hence fish parcels. These are great ways to cook an entire nutritious dinner in one little shiny silver packet. Or, baking paper if you’re more organised than my scatter-brained self. At...Read More