Every Day Chicken Curry

  It has been a nice Summer and Autumn is just around the corner.  Today it is curry night at home; tender chunks of chicken in a smooth, rich, spicy and creamy sauce. Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 red onion, finely sliced 6 chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated 2 […]

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Ballymaloe’s Baked Camembert

Ballymaloe is a family run business which makes a very popular tomato relish in Ireland.  My daughter and I fell in love with this product and we wanted to use it in a recipe to share this flavourful product with friends and family in Dublin.  The end result was just magic! Ingredients 1 whole Camembert 6 sprigs of thyme 2 garlic cloves, […]

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Chili, Feta cheese & Lime BBQ Corn

It is corn season and it is freshly picked.  This is my daughter’s recipe and one of my favourites.  Once you make this recipe you will never eat corn any other way. Ingredients 8 corn cobs, pick fresh bright green husks at your local market or pick the best one you can get at the supermarket. Butter Sauce […]

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Tom’s Grilled Argentinian Peppers

  This is a simple no fuss recipe that will make a great summer dish.  To cook your peppers on the BBQ, just break the eggs and season!  This recipe is a real topic of conversation.  Your guest will love looking at them in anticipation and then dipping their bread in the soft egg yolks. Ingredients 4 red peppers, cut in […]

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Flaky Ham & Chard Pie

Cook this great recipe on Mother’s day.  Brownie points guaranteed. Ingredients 2 big bunches of chard 1 red pepper, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 tablespoons of milk 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes salt and pepper to taste 8 sheets filo pastry 50 gr melted butter […]

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Honey & Ginger Custard Brule Pie

A tempting, sweet and decadent dessert for your sweetheart. Ingredients 370g ginger nut biscuits 100g unsalted butter, melted 150g honey 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 600ml pouring cream 4 tablespoons ginger marmalade 2 teaspoons ginger powder 6 eggs 3 teaspoons cornflour 55g caster sugar Method 1- Pulse the biscuits in a food processor to crumbs.  […]

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Roasted Carrots with Yoghurt & Tahini Sauce

Ugly Vegetables Are Perfect I was reading TIME magazine this week and in one of its articles they mentioned a food trend for 2017, and in very big letters it said … ugly vegetables go mainstream. This article caught my eye and to my surprise when I went to the supermarket I found these carrots that just fitted the bill.  They were not pretty, […]

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Crispy & Chilled Gin &Tonic

What could be more English than a Gin & Tonic.  This British cooler is my favourite but after a long stay in Barcelona I found out that the Spanish also make a great Gin & Tonic. The basics are the same but they add their twist by adding slices of Valencia Oranges and colourful red ruby oranges.  Their […]

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Dulce De Leche & Banana Pavlova

Merry Christmas to all my blog viewers with this sweet and gooey dessert.  It is just perfect for your Christmas Day menu. Ingredients for the Meringue 6 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 2 tablespoons cornflour 3 teaspoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 medium bananas, sliced 1 tablespoon caster sugar 300ml whipping […]

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Hoisin Chicken In Crispy Lettuce

Ingredients 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1 teaspoon cornflour 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 5 tablespoons chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1 large garlic clove, crushed 3 spring onions, chopped, green separated from white, plus 1 shredded to garnish 200g minced chicken 220g water chestnuts, drained and chopped […]

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Caneles De Bordeaux

“The blessed bread.”   Delicious with a cup of tea or a glass of Champagne.  This is a recipe from the Cordon Bleu. I have tried a few other recipes but I know that this one always works. Ingredients 500ml milk, warmed to 80C 2 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1 vanilla pod 140g flour 30g butter, […]

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Burnt Oranges With Rosemary

Simple recipe that bursts with flavour. This recipe is from Seven Fires cookbook by Francis Mallmann. When oranges are in season this is definitely my favourite orange recipe. Ingredients 4 oranges 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup plain thick Greek yoghurt Method Cut both ends off the oranges with a bread knife.  Remove the […]

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Simply Summer- La Panzanella

Mediterranean ingredients are essential for the summer table.  Ripe tomatoes, kalamata olives, torn basil leaves, olive oil and Italian-style bread tossed together and topped with parmesan cheese make my summer’s day. Ingredients 6 large tomatoes, sliced into quarters 1 cup of torn stale Italian-style bread 1 small red onion, peeled, halved and sliced finely.  Put the sliced onions […]

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Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Cake

I have a real soft spot for chocolate cake.  In this recipe I have reinvented it by adding pumpkin puree.  Irresistible! Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted […]

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Garlic Prawns Spaghettini

This is a great pasta dish to cook for friends on a cool winter’s night or a sunny summer’s day for lunch.  It is hearty and delicious. Ingredients 200 grams spaghettini 40 grams of salty butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 garlic cloves, sliced 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1/2 kilo prawns, peeled (leave on the tails), […]

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Bananas Foster & Dark Run

Treat your Mom to this sweet and gorgeous dessert. Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 cinnamon sticks 2 ripe bananas, peeled, halved lengthwise and crosswise 1/4 cup triple sec or other orange liqueur 1 tablespoon dark rum 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons ground […]

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SO RICH – BLACK FOREST ROULADE

So rich and delicious ! INGREDIENTS 200g dark chocolate 6 eggs, separated 175g caster sugar 200ml whipping cream 2tbsp cherry brandy 4 tbsp. cherry jam 100g canned pitted cherries in syrup, drained 1 tbsp. cocoa powder METHOD 1- You will need a 30x20cm Swiss roll tin, greased and lined with baking paper. 2- Heat the […]

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