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
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
A couple of weeks ago, on a cold evening at the end of September, while we patiently awaited payday during a very expensive month
, I was staring into the pantry, hoping that sudden inspiration would jump out of the half-bags of pasta, barely used ethnic ingredients and...Read More
I don't normally blog about my private life, as to be frank, it's not nearly as interesting as the food I eat.
However, just this once I thought I'd make an exception.
I’ve been a little quiet of late. So? I hear you say. Aren’t you always? Well yes,...Read More
Remember the summer of 2012? Me neither.
Hard as it is to believe now, there was a day, maybe, oh, a month ago now, that we had sun.
Not much mind you, but enough to make it warm, somewhat cheerful, and most importantly, have me hankering after summer food. I wanted something...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
The recent addition of metal to my teeth has (temporarily) denied me one of my favourite types of food in the whole world – Indian. Unfortunately the spices which make Indian cuisine so delicious also dye my braces a most-revolting shade of yellow. So far, vanity is winning the...Read More
A while back when I was just a baby blogger (as opposed to the wobbly toddler I am now), I attended a foodie night at Matt the Thresher’s Seafood Restaurant
, organised by the inimitable Irish Foodies.
During that enjoyable evening, I met a small but truly lovely group...Read More
It's back!! National Fish and Chip Day 2012 is happening across the country today, with half price 'one & one's'
(not entirely sure what that is, but bet fish and chips are involved!) on offer in every ITICA member chippy.
This year they're also offering generous prizes, including 2 trips...Read More