Meat Dishes

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 from 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. 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 […]

Leftover Turkey Paella

Leftover Turkey Paella

Christmas has been and gone. I’ve really enjoyed it this year, we had a great build up and the day itself was a feast of family and food. Cairns Farm provided us with a magnificent 20lb Free Range Bronze Turkey (which to my surprise took […]

Thai Red Beef Curry

Thai Red Beef Curry

Thai Red Beef Curry Who doesn’t love a good curry? My preference of curry changes weekly, sometimes daily, but I’ve been on my Thai buzz for a few months now. A couple of years ago I tried numerous different recipes for homemade paste but was left […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb There is no meat more quintessentially Irish than lamb. I am lucky enough to live just off The Curragh Plains so it’s meat that is literally bred on my doorstep. This however, is no Curragh lamb. This is Bellewstown’s best thanks to […]

Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Mascarpone

Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Mascarpone

Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Mascarpone Pasta with Ham and Cheese? Surely I’ve lost my mind and mixed the contents of my lunchtime sandwich with some pasta and pretended to be a genius. Not quite. This is yet another example of the simplicity of Italian food. […]