Archive for July, 2011

Spud Sunday: Chive Talkin’

Potatoes baked with sour cream and chives – it may sound like a familiar combination, but not when they come in the form of cookies.

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Make Food, Not Excuses

A summer vegetable tian – otherwise known as a quiche in search of a crust – with slow-roasted herby tomatoes and courgettes – ’tis the Mediterranean on a plate


Spud Sunday: Still Full And Plenty

Potato drop scones – fat little pancakes, really – a recipe from my mother’s 50-year old copy of Maura Laverty’s Irish classic, Full and Plenty – a book still worth reading today


Spud Sunday: Welcome To Hamburg

A trip to Hamburg brings me into contact with labskaus, a colourful potato dish with an interesting background and a (tenuous) connection to The Beatles


Pop-up Goes The Restaurant

This roasted lemon & dill salmon was just one of the lovely Clodagh McKenna dishes served at the Jacob’s Creek pop-up wine and dine experience held in the crypt at Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral


Spud Sunday: Wexford Spuds

My potato adventures continue, with a trip to Jacksie’s Bar in Taghmon, Co. Wexford for Spud Tasting 2011, as judged by Ella McSweeney


The Pickle Of The Crop

These slightly sweet pickled redcurrants are one way of making the short redcurrant season’s bounty last the year ’round


Spud Sunday: In Defence Of The Spud

A recent Harvard study identifies potato products as culprits when it comes to weight gain but the truth is that potatoes themselves are not to blame