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Wine: Libenzi, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Wine: Libenzi, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Italian Whites I’ve always been a red man. Big, beefy, tannic reds have always been my thing. That was until about four months ago when I was trying to pick out the white wine option for our wedding. I knew what the red would be […]

Wine: Nausica, Nero D’Avola

Wine: Nausica, Nero D’Avola

Wine Features Since my first wine class at Ballymaloe Cookery School back in 2016 I was hooked. I had liked wine for a couple of years before that but had never really thought about it. I would buy a bottle, decide if I liked it […]

The Shared Table – Pop-Up Restaurant

The Shared Table – Pop-Up Restaurant

The Shared Table Pop-Up In association with June Fest Newbridge, I’ll be hosting two events at the start of June before we head off on honeymoon. On the evening of June 3rd (bank holiday Monday) join us in Ubh Cafe on George’s St. Newbridge for […]

A Very Simple Sauerkraut

A Very Simple Sauerkraut

A Very Simple Sauerkraut 2019 will be the Summer of fermentation for me. I’m fascinated by it. I have had a few attempts previously – last year I fermented cauliflower, cabbage (for sauerkraut) and chillies and also had a big jug of kombucha on the […]

Winetavern Farm

Winetavern Farm

Winetavern Farm, Co. Wicklow “I was just mad about pigs!” Dermot Allen’s passion is infectious. He’s a big character, full of stories and chat but behind it all is an evident love for what he is doing. Not that he’s been doing it for very […]

Rosemary Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Rosemary Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Rosemary Stuffed Leg of Lamb We are surrounded by sheep. Granted they’re not as close as when we lived on the edge of the Curragh, they are still a daily sighting on the outskirts of Newbridge. It’s a welcome change for me – it’s not […]

Rocket and Walnut Pesto

Rocket and Walnut Pesto

Rocket and Walnut Pesto   Since the day I started cooking, I’ve loved making Pesto. In fact, when I first started this blog, my very first recipe was for a mixed herb pesto using the various herbs growing in my garden. Although it’s difficult to […]

February Pop-Up at Ubh – A Summary

February Pop-Up at Ubh – A Summary

Pop-Up @ Ubh, February 2019 Following on from successful Pop-Up’s last year, I took over Ubh Café for the latest Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant on Saturday last. We served a full house a three course meal in the intimate café in the centre of Newbridge. […]

Striploin Steaks with Hogao Sauce

Striploin Steaks with Hogao Sauce

Hereford Prime Striploin Steaks with Hogao Sauce The latest in a string of collaborations with Best of Beef – Certified Irish Hereford Prime Beef is one of my favourites. I love a striploin steak – it’s tender and well flavoured thanks to the line of […]

Merguez and Chickpea Stew

Merguez and Chickpea Stew

Merguez and Chickpea Stew It was around this time last year that I started working on a recipe for Harira Soup. There is something about the cold post-Christmas air that brings out the need for warming North African flavours. This year, after my weekly trip […]