Breakfast

Spud Sunday: Traditional Spuds

The new edition of Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen of course includes a chapter on potatoes, and this recipe for potato drops – a variation on potato pancakes – is just one of the many included.


Spud Sunday: Searching For Breakfast

While it’s neither a rösti nor a Spanish omelette, my latest potato pancake has elements of both, as well as a lot of Indian flavour


On The Food Trail Again

So it’s off to Wales and their True Taste Awards, but not before having a good ol’ bowl of porridge to set me up

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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: 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.


Bringing Home The Shiitake

Bacon and eggs get a 5 star makeover, with Asian flavours and a very different kind of bacon – shiitake bacon to be exact


Porridge On The Wild Side

Porridge made with wild rice (a.k.a. mahnomin) is certainly one way of shaking up your oat-based porridge routine.


Spud Sunday: The Ugly Dumpling

In which, for Project Food Blog, I demonstrate the making of boiled boxty with rather a lot of pictures.