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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Christmas Menu

My Christmas Menu

It’s coming.Β It’s here, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. It might seem a little early for such a statement but I’ve been holding it in since November 1st so it’s a good compromise. Christmas means lots of different things to different […]

Ciao Paolo

Ciao Paolo

Ciao Paolo Today had the potential to be a great day. My beloved Juventus play Barcelona in the Champions League Final tonight and I have been building up for weeks. Will Suarez take another bite of Chiellini’s arm? Can Pirlo conduct the game from midfield? […]

Dogs in Cages?

Dogs in Cages?

Dogs in Cages Bord Bia are currently filling our airwaves with ads encouraging us to buy and eat Irish Pork. Their quality assurance scheme ensures thatΒ “farmers are audited against a range of standards including animal health; welfare and traceability; water and feed……” All of this […]

Christmas 2014 Roundup

Christmas 2014 Roundup

Christmas 2014 It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..! A rancid ham, beautiful turkey, a smashed tiramisu and gallons of Chianti just about sums up my intake this past Christmas but I think I just about came out on top. I nearly managed to […]