Archive for June, 2011

A Little Bit O’ Bento

A bento-making challenge results in a summer salad bento featuring easily made (and quickly eaten) egg and smoked salmon rolls


Spud Sunday: Knocking On Mayo’s Door

A visit to the Mayo Alive festival leads to my first encounter with Mayo boxty. A recipe for same ensued.


Spud Sunday: Rhubarb & Spuds

Rhubarb, so often cast in the dessert role, shows its savoury side here in a rhubarb and potato gratin, based on an old Polish recipe for rhubarb and potatoes


Sage Advice

When life presents you with a great bounty of sage leaves, it’s only right that you should have them deep-fried in a beer batter

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Spud Sunday: The Electric Spud

Presenting the history, hows and whys of the potato battery experiment

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Family Matters

These ginger-not-so-snaps – cookies sweet with sugar and honey and laced with lemon – are a nod to my childhood baking, and to my Da, who ate, for better or worse, all that I made


Spud Sunday: Spud In Bloom

Summer’s here, my spuds are in bloom and Bloom in the Park is back with food, drink, gardens and news of the arrival of potato.ie


The Chocolate Meister

This chocolate bread was just one of the happy results of attending a masterclass on chocolate with Gerard Coleman of Artisan du Chocolat at the Dublin Cookery School