Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween Special – Butternut Squash & Lemongrass Soup

One of the best things about doing my cookery course (aside from the cooking) was  meeting lots more foodie friends. One of these friends is Mary Margaret who like myself is a mother of two boys with a hearty penchant … Continue reading

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Halloween Barmbrack

There was always great excitement in our house at Halloween. Dressing up, bobbing for apples, snap apple, colcannon with prizes of coins but the piece de resistance for me was the Barmbrack. Mum always loaded it with coins, a ring … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread

So picture this, an oversized slice of Gingerbread, a mug of hot tea and a feature length episode of  Miss Marple (I’m a big Agatha Christie fan). Sounds perfect doesn’t it? I’m sure at this stage you’ve established that I … Continue reading

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Perfectly Squidgy

What is it about warm chocolate brownies and ice cream (preferably vanilla), pure indulgence. There is nothing that I can say about chocolate brownies to suggest that they are a healthy treat in any shape of form. So push that … Continue reading

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Pizza Night

Homemade pizza has to be the best (except of course the pizza you get in a real Italian restaurant!) I love a thin base, it has to be really crispy and my favourite toppings are goats cheese with red onion … Continue reading

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Fledgling Blogger

I’m very much the fledgling blogger, really just finding my feet at the moment. For a long time I had wanted to start a blog but didn’t really know how to begin. Then I came across Lilly Higgins’ blog and it really … Continue reading

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Home Cut Crisps

Earlier this year my brother Mark (Samuel Becket Gastro Pub) bought me a Mandolin slicer. Being honest it terrified me as I had heard the horror stories of the accidents some chefs have had with them. This fear was only … Continue reading

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