Tag: Recipe

Small Plates: Pumpkin with Ras el Hanout, Summer Couscous, Spicy Chickpeas, Fried Egg

Small Plates: Pumpkin with Ras el Hanout, Summer Couscous, Spicy Chickpeas, Fried Egg

When Summer Meets Autumn I’m ready. After the most wonderful Summer in my memory, I’m ready for the cooler temperatures, dark evenings and all of the delights Autumn brings. I often find this a difficult time of year – we rarely have a good Summer […]

Pork Chops

Pork Chops

Pork Chops “It’s all about the ingredients.” It was drilled into us every minute of everyday over twelve weeks at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Kitchen skill and trickery mean nothing if the raw ingredients are of inferior quality. In my mind it’s where Ireland and the […]

Pork Fillet with Middle Eastern Spices

Pork Fillet with Middle Eastern Spices

Pork Fillet with Middle Eastern Spices “What am I going to do with all this food?!” It’s never a nice moment when you realise that your freezer has iced over. I noticed it a few nights ago. Someone had obviously left the door slightly ajar […]

El Chivito

El Chivito

El Chivito There is something about writing the heading for a recipe in its native language. It adds an air of mystery, wonder and even credibility. It draws you in. You may not even be reading this if I simply wrote: Steak Sandwich with Ham, […]

January Farmers Market Minestrone

January Farmers Market Minestrone

Farmers Market Minestrone Although I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, I have been making a concerted effort to visit the farmers market since the turn of the year. Last year may have seen me finally adapt to a more seasonal diet but I […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia It’s hot, unbearably so and we’re walking through the wild medieval style streets of Bari’s old town. It’s a tough place to get your bearings. Even at just one square km, its narrow winding streets mean that google maps has […]