Now that any plans you had on your calendar have likely been abolished, you might be ticking off some of those long overdue odd jobs around the house, arranging video calls (with wine!) with friends? Undoubtedly, a trip to the park will be on the cards for most people. If so, consider bringing a bag … Continue reading Wild Garlic Pesto
Author: Catherine Allen
Homemade Brown Bread for Busy Bodies
In this new and rather busy season of my life the kitchen cannot command as much time as it used to and so I have a new found appreciation for this uncomplicated and tasty bread that I routinely made on a weekly basis, years ago, prior to sourdough becoming almost ubiquitous. The recipe is as … Continue reading Homemade Brown Bread for Busy Bodies
Chicken Parmigiana on crushed Caesar Potatoes with wilted Spinach, crispy Parma Ham and roast Tomatoes
I got this fabulous recipe from a fellow chef and friend, Linda of Sandycove Kitchen, and I couldn't resist sharing with you all. This is a great dish for entertaining but is also great for a midweek meal. You can prepare the breaded chicken fillets and the caesar dressing in advance and the rest is a doddle.
Nectarine & Burrata Salad with Sourdough Croutons and a Lemon, Chilli Mint Dressing
If you are having guests this summer and are wondering what you could serve as a starter this recipe might be the answer. It is quite straightforward to make and the creamy burrata pairs beautifully with the sweetness and slight tartness of the nectarines, while the sourdough croutons give crunchy texture. For those also wondering … Continue reading Nectarine & Burrata Salad with Sourdough Croutons and a Lemon, Chilli Mint Dressing
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Sweet Fruit Scones
Mastering the ubiquitous homemade scone. A sweet scone recipe with some helpful tips for baking perfection.
Slow-cooked Chicken Tarragon
Love a recipe where the slow-cooker does all the hard slog? This chicken tarragon is really straightforward and great for a midweek meal while also fancy enough to serve up at a dinner party.
Chocolate, Hazelnut & Meringue Semi-freddo
I crown this as a perfect dinner party finale for a few reasons - you can make it in advance, it is gluten free and most importantly it is velvety and delicious. A show-stopper.
Aubergine and Chickpea Curry
Aubergines are in season in Ireland from about April through to September so this is the best time to cook with them. If you enjoy a curry and are trying to eat a little less meat, this is a really tasty recipe to try your hand at!
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