Month: March 2015

Bulgur Wheat Salad

Bulgur Wheat Salad

Bulgur Wheat Salad This past week Compassion In World Farming were encouraging people to have a meat free week. The idea is to make consumers think about their meat consumption and the effects it has on the animals and our planet. As a die hard […]

Review: Blue Ginger

Review: Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin During a hectic day working in the beautiful town of Dun Laoghaire in South Dublin I decided to sample the wears of Blue Ginger, a cafe and restaurant in the centre of town. I had an hour off and […]

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

With Easter just around the corner I thought I’d stick with tradition and give a recipe for lamb. Most people will probably choose to cook a beautiful leg but I much prefer the more pronounced flavour of the humble shank. While the leg can be […]

Paella with Chicken and Beans

Paella with Chicken and Beans

Paella with Chicken and Beans Spain’s most famous dish, the paella always elicits happy childhood memories for me. On our family’s annual Spanish holiday it was a staple, along with my Mother’s sangria and my Father’s san miguel (or “piss”, as he usually referred to […]

Review: Butt Millins, Naas

Review: Butt Millins, Naas

Butt Mullins Naas, Co. Kildare Butt Mullins is a deceptively large restaurant located on the Dublin side of Naas town, next to Lawlor’s Hotel. There is ample parking in the square out front and it is adjacent to numerous bars, in which you can enjoy […]

Barcelona 2015

Barcelona 2015

Barcelona 2015 On a dark and dreary Wednesday morning in February I left Ali and our little zoo behind to head for Barcelona with my parents and little-bigger brother. After our trip to Rome last year we decided to make it a yearly event to […]

Review: Bistro Nua, Newbridge

Review: Bistro Nua, Newbridge

Bistro Nua Newbridge, Co. Kildare It was a miserable Sunday morning, made even more miserable as we had just landed back from Barcelona and all of us were now harbouring a serious chill in our bones. We had all decided that a Sunday lunch was […]