Month: August 2016

Sweet Cucumber Pickle

Sweet Cucumber Pickle

Sweet Cucumber Pickle I was a difficult child when it came to food – a nightmare for my parents. I was the child that refused to eat ANY fruit or vegetables, claiming an infinite dislike without ever having tasted them. Despite my 180 degree turnaround […]

Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

The holy grail – the perfect wood-fired pizza. Wood-fired pizzas have gained unprecedented popularity in recent years. A new pizza place seems to open in Dublin city centre almost weekly and people are flocking to them. Outside of the city, it’s much more difficult to […]

The Kinneagh Kitchen’s Pop-Up Italian Restaurant – A Summary

The Kinneagh Kitchen’s Pop-Up Italian Restaurant – A Summary

Last Friday, the 12th of August, I held The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant at Chat n’ Chew in Newbridge. To my surprise and delight, the event sold out the day before and we served 50 happy customers a four course meal (five if you count the […]

The Happy Pear, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

The Happy Pear, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

The Happy Pear I’m on two weeks holidays at the moment. Two full weeks without the 3.30 am alarm, 8 hours of baking and at times, the difficult drive home, trying to stay awake. A good chunk of time to relax, unwind and chill out. […]

Vie de Chateaux, Naas, Co. Kildare

Vie de Chateaux, Naas, Co. Kildare

Vie de Châteaux Widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Co. Kildare, it’s taken me some time to get to sample the food at Vie de Châteaux. As a proud Newbridge man, I tend to avoid Shelbyville Naas like the plague but once in […]