Month: October 2015

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu Offal, the dirty word. It wasn’t that long ago that heart, tongue and liver formed a large part of our parents/grandparents diet but today we seem to see ourselves as being above such frugal eating. My granddad always speaks fondly of his dinners […]

Hogao Sauce

Hogao Sauce

Hogao Sauce Hogao is a Colombian sauce based around tomato and onion. It is used extensively in the South American country to flavour everything from meat and fish to vegetables and bread. During my World Cup Challenge last year I made Salmon with Hogao Sauce. […]

Spaghetti with Anchovies and Peppers

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 […]

Lentils with Sausage and Beans

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 […]

Cairns Farm, Bellewstown, Co. Meath

Cairns Farm, Bellewstown, Co. Meath

Cairns Farm 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 […]

Refried Beans Pita

Refried Beans Pita

Refried Beans Pita It’s dark, so very dark. Darker than I thought it would be at this time. Too dark. The pictures are going to be terrible! I made a decision about a year ago to try to always take my pictures in natural light. […]