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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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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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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MY SUMMER SANGRIA

A PERFECT COCKTAIL FOR HOT SUMMER DAYS To make a white sangria, pour a bottle of chilled white wine into a pitcher.  Thinly slice 1/2 orange, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime and 1/2 grapefruit and add to the wine.  Pour in 100ml cognac and 2 tablespoons of sugar, stir until the sugar dissolves.  Add ice and soda water […]

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