Author Archives: Rhoda Kirwan

Whimsical Waffles (with caramelised bananas)

Sunday morning is always a good time to be a little indulgent when it comes to breakfast. I usually try to kick start my day in a healthy way, you know, good portion of fruit, porridge. But this morning all … Continue reading

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Flapjack or Florentine?

I think it’s fairly obvious at this stage that I have a very sweet tooth! In the lead up to Christmas I allowed myself free reign when it came to eating treats. I was so busy, working very long days … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic Pesto

After a very long break, I’m back! That said, I haven’t been resting on my laurels, I have been busy. And although my busyness has not all been food related, the majority of it has, between sweet creation and generally … Continue reading

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Scary Fairy Cakes

So the pumpkins have been carved and fingers are still in tact. Costumes and face paint are ready for the big dress up. Barmbrack is made and chunky, buttery slices sampled by all. Most of the charms are still hidden … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom Foraging (“Big Bill’s Wild Mushroom Hunts”)

As children each Autumn we often went wild mushroom picking. Setting out at the crack of dawn, the dew like little glass beads on the fields, welly clad feet, long strands of meadow grass collected for threading our flat topped … Continue reading

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Wild Berry Foraging

Each year, once I’ve gotten over the devastation that the summer is definitely over, or in our case this year in Ireland, that we are not actually getting one, I relax into Autumn, a favourite season of mine and all … Continue reading

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Uncle Barr’s Famous Wings

So here’s the story behind Uncle Barr’s Famous Wings. It all started with the love of the ‘Elephant & Castle’s ‘ Spicy Chicken Wings in a Basket, promises to a sick child that once she was better she could have … Continue reading

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