Archive for January, 2009

The Great Oppression

Some vegetable are more challenging that others – turnip and cabbage in my case. I hate to waste food but I sometimes struggle with finding different things to do with these two.

Spud Sunday: One Lumper Or Two?

There are a bewildering variety of potatoes out there and I’m trying to figure out which ones to grow. Definitely won’t be growing Lumpers, though. The infamous potatoes of famine times in Ireland were reputedly nasty, wet and just not very pleasant.

The Joys Of Spring Onions

Spring onions, scallions, green onions – call them what you like, this asian sauce, which include ginger and celery as well, is a fantastic way to use them.

A what? Award, that’s what…

Acknowledging a fabulous little blog award and, not only that, a nomination for the Irish Blog Awards to boot!

Topics: Awards

Introducing Spud Sundays

Introducing a regular weekly features on (surprise, surprise) potatoes. Let’s kick things off with some potato and celeriac mash…

Just Dessert

Food labelling is undoubtedly useful but, all to often, it just seems like so much marketing hype. Here’s a very simple and unusual dessert (just mashed banana, tahini and cocoa powder) that would probably be subject to far more labels than it has ingredients.

A Sufficiency Of Spuds

You can never have too many potatoes – it’s an unwritten rule in my family’s home…

Topics: Vegetables

All Souped Up

This can be soup or this can be stew – either way, it’s a chunky, hearty mix of black beans and tomatoes, with a nice chili kick. A real winter warmer.