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The Somewhat Sustainable Eater

The Somewhat Sustainable Eater

It’s not easy. Keeping an eye on the news recently, it’s hard not to despair at all that is going on around us. Australia has been decimated by fires for weeks and is now dealing with floods. The US President thinks that Global Warming is…

The Cheese Board

The Cheese Board

The Cheese Board There is nothing quite like a good cheese board – well flavoured cheese of different types complimenting each other while also standing firmly on their own two feet. It takes a little bit of thought, not only about the cheese but also…

2018 – A Year in Pictures

2018 – A Year in Pictures

2018 – A Year in Pictures A year can be difficult to sum up. It is a vast amount of time to look back on and invariably, certain things will stand out in your memory. Here’s how it went for me: Bringing in the New…

The Kinneagh Kitchen Christmas

The Kinneagh Kitchen Christmas

The Kinneagh Kitchen Christmas Christmas, my favourite time of year. I love it all – the build up, the presents, the music, the lights, the family time and of course, the food. Christmas dinner is a real celebration – a time to go all out…

An Pláta Beag

An Pláta Beag

An Pláta Beag “Life without Tapas, is like a heart without love.” – B.K.S. Iyengar Small, sharing plates of food are nothing new. Tapas are thought to date back to the 13th Century in Spain while Meze can be traced right back to Ancient Persia.…

The Death of Flavour, Texture and Good Meat

The Death of Flavour, Texture and Good Meat

“Jaysus, I’d love a goose…..” “It brings me back to when I was a young fella.” I don’t consider my granddad an emotional man so the hint of a tear in his eye is quite surprising. I’m not long finished at Ballymaloe Cookery School and,…

There’s More Than One Way To Cook Vegetables

There’s More Than One Way To Cook Vegetables

There’s More Than One Way To Cook Vegetables It’s Sunday. Sundays for us were all about routine. My Dad would get up pretty early and fire up the grill. My Mam wouldn’t be too far behind him while my brother and I would be calmly…

The Toxic Bean

The Toxic Bean

The Toxic Bean I’m sitting in the pub sipping on my third pint on a quiet Tuesday evening. It’s been a good night, catching up with an old friend and watching Liverpool destroy Bayern Munich in the pre-season Audi Cup. Suddenly I’m not well, my…

Goodbye to 2016

Goodbye to 2016

2016 was an interesting year for me, to say the least. It was a year of extreme ups and downs, a year of new experiences, a year of intense learning and meeting new people and in tandem, a year of struggling to adjust to a…

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

“First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest…!” Last Thursday, I followed my usual evening routine. I go to bed around 7.45 pm, read for awhile (I’m reading Rick Stein’s autobiography at the moment) and try to…