Meat Dishes

Shredded Sprouts with Prosciutto

Shredded Sprouts with Prosciutto

Shredded Sprouts with Prosciutto I’ve cooked Christmas dinner in our house for the past four years and for each of them I’ve been trying to cook sprouts in a way that I could enjoy eating them. Although not a fan of any vegetable growing up, […]

Glazed Christmas Ham

Glazed Christmas Ham

Glazed Christmas Ham I’m sitting in Con’s sipping my fourth pint of the black stuff. I’m not a big drinker and with pint number four comes the merry feeling that only pints on Christmas Eve can give you. It’s a rather slow walk stumble home […]

Porchetta

Porchetta

Porchetta There is palpable tension in the air. As Shane munches away on his box of Ritz, two Lazio fans are becoming irate just a couple of rows behind us in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Torino are leading by three goals to two and, from what […]

Matuffi – Layered Polenta and Ragu

Matuffi – Layered Polenta and Ragu

Matuffi I often find myself conflicted over many things in my life and partake in little self dialogues. Tea or coffee? A walk in Killinthomas Woods or on the Curragh? Watch a movie or waste away playing Football Manager? One of my chief self dialogues […]

Roast Duck with Potato and Fennel Stuffing

Roast Duck with Potato and Fennel Stuffing

Roast Duck with Potato and Fennel Stuffing I’m chatting on the phone on a dreary January day; the signal is so bad in my house that hail, rain or shine I’m forced outside to take a call. “I do the free-range ducks now too”. I’d […]

Buglione – Tuscan Lamb Stew

Buglione – Tuscan Lamb Stew

Buglione – Tuscan Lamb Stew I love lamb – actually I love all meat! I’m drawn to food with a strong, robust flavour and I find that lamb gives me exactly what I want. It’s probably for this reason, that many other people dislike lamb. […]

Football Food – Part 1

Football Food – Part 1

The Euros are here at last! I love football, absolutely love it. I usually prefer club football, but there is something about an international tournament that builds the excitement to the extreme. The Euros may be seen as the poorer cousin of the World Cup […]

Chicken Stuffed with Dates and Bourbon

Chicken Stuffed with Dates and Bourbon

I draw inspiration for my cooking fromΒ lots of places. I have a mountain of cook books that I flick through most evenings with a glass of vino (purely to help the creative juices, of course) writing notes, ideas and potential combinations for dishes in my […]

Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb

Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb

I realized that I haven’t been posting a lot of recipes lately.Β I’ve been working through some dishes that I didn’t get to try while I was in Ballymaloe. I’ve also been clearing out the cupboards and last week, to my surprise, I found a shoulder […]

Mother’s Day Roast Pork

Mother’s Day Roast Pork

Mother’s Day is less than a week away and, if you’re anything like me, you’re worrying about how to show your gratitude. It can be tricky to pick something out, especially as we get older and can no longer get away with the gift of […]