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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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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 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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Barcelona

So we went to Barcelona. Myself and Emmet. No kids!! Once I got over the initial separation anxiety from the kids and then, what Emmet referred to as moderate turbulence (I was preparing for my oxygen mask to appear in … Continue reading

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Chocolate star cookies and other shapes

Today the boys had their friends round after school. It’s Friday and there’s a real sense of spring in the air. As ever the kids come home starving and as it’s Friday I decided to make them a treat of … Continue reading

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Christmas (figgy) Pudding

The making of a Christmas pudding is like a pre-Christmas ceremony, a labour of love. Indeed my Mum made her puddings months in advance; she would prepare all the fruit by tailing it (cutting the little grape stalk from the … 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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