The Best Nectarine Ice-Cream

To me, this ice-cream screams Summer. It is the definition of indulgence on a hot August day which just happen to be in abundance this Summer, to my utter delight. Honestly, hot Summers have been far and few between in Ireland over the past few years. I often find myself diving in front of the […]

Refreshing Lemon and Lime Cupcakes

I do not think that I know of anyone who doesn’t enjoy a cupcake. There’s one for everyone, as well as there being one to suit each season. During the harsh Winter months, everyone needs comfort food. Food which provides a shoulder to cry on, the warmth of a good cuddle. For me, this comes […]

Seasonal Rhubarb Crumble with an Organic Madagascan Vanilla and Orange Syrup

Rhubarb. Seasonality at its best. I literally jump at the opportunity to cook with rhubarb once it comes into season. Rhubarb season runs from April to September. There is nothing quite like cooking with seasonal produce. I sometimes question my cooking with ingredients which are not in season. They simply do not possess the depth […]

Lemon Meringue Pie

Who doesn’t love lemon meringue pie? It’s zesty, it’s sweet, it’s zingy, it’s wonderful and it’s smile-inducing. And probably diabetes-inducing if you eat more than one slice. Which I did. I ate waaaay more than one slice. But who can blame me? I love meringue, it’s just lovely. It’s so light and fluffy. Lemon curd […]

Guinness Soda Bread

Sometimes there is nothing that I need more than a bowl of thick homemade soup and a slice or two of freshly baked, good, old-fashioned soda bread. Although sometimes I get the urge to throw the contents of a can of Guinness into the recipe. Why you might ask? Why not, is the important question. […]

Valentines Shortbread Jam Hearts

I am a sucker for Valentine’s Day! I welcome any excuse to show someone how much I love them. I am a retailers dream come true. The same goes for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and Easter. I don’t know how or when to stop. My bank balance wishes I would. But life is too […]

Freshly Fried Jam Doughnuts

The first time I had a fresh doughnut was in one of my pastry classes last semester. It was soft, warm, fluffy, sugary and oozed jam when I bit into it. It was awesome. The shop-bought doughnuts don’t even slightly compare. They are way too hard and dry. You haven’t tasted a real doughnut until […]