Review: The Candied Walnut

The Candied Walnut Portarlington, Co. Laois Today, Ali and I found ourselves in Portarlington for  lunch. We’d been visiting Lisa Nic Eoin’s Cats Without Homes sanctuary who we foster kittens with. I did a quick search on TripAdvisor to see what the town had to offer and we settled on The Candied Walnut, a not so visible restaurant on the Monasterevin side of town.The Candied Walnut … Continue reading Review: The Candied Walnut

Chicken and Prosciutto Pot Roast

Chicken and Prosciutto Pot Roast As much as I relished the World Cup Challenge, I’ve loved cooking all the food I really enjoy again. Many people think cooking a whole chicken is the chore of a Sunday, but I think it’s a great midweek meal with plenty of leftovers to help with lunch in the following days. This dish is simple but the flavours are … Continue reading Chicken and Prosciutto Pot Roast

Review: Fallons, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Fallons of Kilcullen Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Yesterday while I was deciding what new PC to splash out on, the hunger hit me. It was 3 pm on a muggy Saturday and having not eaten since an early breakfast, Ali and I decided to go for something fairly substantial. It was not our initial plan to go to Fallons (our intended haunt closed at 3) and … Continue reading Review: Fallons, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Al Fresco Ideas – Fish

Al Fresco Ideas – Fish In a country where the average temperature floats around 10 degrees celsius, it’s important to take advantage of any good weather. This week has been particularly good – no better time to organize family and friends for a get together! Growing up, our BBQ’s were loaded with enough meat to feed a small army. It always worked out expensive and … Continue reading Al Fresco Ideas – Fish

World Cup, Quarter Finals

World Cup, Quarter Finals Day 20 & 21 The quarter finals provided a return to normality as the bigger teams eventually came through. Both nights I celebrated countries who were knocked out but the dishes were a great success! World Cup, Day 20 – Colombia Salmon with Hogao Sauce   While researching Colombian cuisine, I found several mentions of ‘hogao’ sauce. The mix of spring … Continue reading World Cup, Quarter Finals