Spaghetti with Anchovies and Peppers

Spaghetti with Anchovies and Peppers Anchovies, the mere mention of the word has the barriers coming up. I’m not sure what it is about the little salty beasts that the majority have such an aversion to. They are to Italian food what fish sauce is to Asian cuisine, the greatest seasoning imaginable. I start almost all my sauces by dissolving a couple in hot oil, … Continue reading Spaghetti with Anchovies and Peppers

Lentils with Sausage and Beans

Lentils with Sausage and Beans It’s getting cold and dark, well kind of. Although the weather has actually been surprisingly decent for the past few days we’re now very much in stew territory. We’re coming towards my favourite time of the year. The time when you can sit in front of the fire with a bowl of stew and a glass of wine and listen … Continue reading Lentils with Sausage and Beans

Cairns Farm

Cairns Farm Bellewstown, Co. Meath Back in August Ali and myself took a trip up to Bellewstown, Co. Meath to visit Ali’s cousin Jo-Ann. A relatively recent move into the world of farming has seen herself, husband Brian and two beautiful children, Saoirse and Senan, move from the comfort of a large town, Newbridge, to the wilds of the Meath countryside, a decision they’ve never … Continue reading Cairns Farm