Vegetable 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, […]

Roast Squash Soup

Roast Squash Soup

Roast Squash Soup I’ve never fully appreciated the beauty of Autumn until recently. When I was a teenager, Autumn was a season best avoided as it signaled the return of school, colder mornings and shorter, darker evenings, and although it also marked the return of […]

Roast Carrots with Cumin Seed

Roast Carrots with Cumin Seed

Roast Carrots with Cumin Seed It’s well and truly Autumn now. There is a chill in the air and despite not having the greatest Summer on record, the difference in the past few weeks has been obvious. I have been slowly phasing out my Summer […]

Stuffed Courgette Flowers and a Fritto Misto

Stuffed Courgette Flowers and a Fritto Misto

Stuffed Courgette Flowers and a Fritto Misto “I have a present here for you.” It’s a sunny Saturday morning and I’m rushing around Naas Farmer’s Market as I’m due to work in Newbridge in an hour. Dominic of Castleruddery Organic Farm, is in great form. His […]

Risotto con Porcini

Risotto con Porcini

Risotto con Porcini I find that we (the Irish) are not great for eating mushrooms. I’m not entirely sure why but I think our natural scepticism may have something to do with it. It’s for the same reason that your Mother would cook the chicken for […]

Winter Minestrone Soup

Winter Minestrone Soup

Winter Minestrone Soup Winter still hasn’t really taken hold. I know this because the beer I’m storing in the shed is rarely at a drinkable temperature – it still needs an hour in the fridge. It’s January, the beer should be frozen, let alone cold […]

Pasta with Beans

Pasta with Beans

Pasta e Fagioli Winter has yet to rear its ugly head in any meaningful way. The weather has stayed mild, the leaves have remained on the trees and the cooler Autumnal air has only recently made an appearance. I’ve held off on big hearty stews […]

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata I’ve got too many eggs. To some people that may not be possible but it is for me. I get egg-ed out quite easily, I’m not sure why but I will go through phases of eating them everyday followed by a […]

Squash, Rocket and Goats Cheese Salad

Squash, Rocket and Goats Cheese Salad

Squash, Rocket and Goats Cheese Salad I’ve always loved a good barbecue. Growing up, they were a big event in our house. We didn’t have too many of them and so when we did, we went all out! Being Irish, the most important part of […]

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 […]