Month: May 2015

Review: Chapter 16

Review: Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Kildare Town Last Sunday I joined my parents, brothers, granddad and aunt for lunch in Chapter 16 in Kildare. It is part of the Silken Thomas enterprise and is listed as the “jewel of the crown.” I had been there a few years […]

Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Pulled Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans Aggressive, rude and manly. The three words that come to my mind when I think of ham hocks. They’re full of flavour and extremely versatile, great at enhancing any soup or stew. I hadn’t come across their unsalted […]

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

On Saturday, after dropping some of our animals to their respective babysitters, Ali and I headed to Cork for the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine. We were blessed with glorious weather and filled ourselves with great food (and wine for me) all day. […]

Restaurant Round Up

Restaurant Round Up

Over the past few weeks I’ve visited a few cafe’s and restaurants for quick meals while working. Here’s some of my favourites: Lennons @ Visual, Carlow Town.Lennons is a cafe/restaurant attached to the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre. I stopped […]

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup The perfect lunch. This substantial soup is often thought of as a great winter dish but, although I agree, I also find it magnificent in the spring and summer when fresh greens come into season. It serves as a great way to use […]

Prawn Noodle Soup

Prawn Noodle Soup

Prawn Noodle Soup and Asian Style Chicken Stock I’ve gotten into a really good food routine this past few weeks. My plans to be less wasteful and to try to cut down my meat consumption have been relatively successful while I’ve been lucky enough to […]