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Puglia, August 2017 – Lecce

Puglia, August 2017 – Lecce

Ali and I have visited lots of Italian cities in the middle and north of the country over the past few years (Rome, Florence, Bologna, Pisa, Turin), so we felt it was time to explore the southern regions! Originally I was researching a holiday in […]

The Toxic Bean

The Toxic Bean

The Toxic Bean I’m sitting in the pub sipping on my third pint on a quiet Tuesday evening. It’s been a good night, catching up with an old friend and watching Liverpool destroy Bayern Munich in the pre-season Audi Cup. Suddenly I’m not well, my […]

Castleruddery Organic Farm

Castleruddery Organic Farm

Castleruddery Organic Farm “Are these lemons waxed or unwaxed” – it’s about five years ago and I’m way out of my comfort zone. I’ve just read in a Darina Allen book that I must use the zest of unwaxed lemons only and I’m having trouble […]

Newbridge Cottage Market

Newbridge Cottage Market

Newbridge Cottage Market Town Hall, Saturday 3rd of June @ 10am There have been many attempts to set up markets in Newbridge over the past few years. George’s St. was home to a weekly food market for just a couple of months after the Newbridge […]

Goodbye to 2016

Goodbye to 2016

2016 was an interesting year for me, to say the least. It was a year of extreme ups and downs, a year of new experiences, a year of intense learning and meeting new people and in tandem, a year of struggling to adjust to a […]

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

“First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest…!” Last Thursday, I followed my usual evening routine. I go to bed around 7.45 pm, read for awhile (I’m reading Rick Stein’s autobiography at the moment) and try to […]

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 Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

This summer, on Friday the 12th of August, I will host a Pop-Up Italian Restaurant at the Chat n’ Chew, Newbridge. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while and with the first two weeks of August off work, I can give it […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks

Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks

It’s been just over a month since I returned from my 12 week stint at Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was an amazing experience but it has proved more difficult than I thought to re-adjust to reality, now that I’m home. This is my 10 step […]