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Christmas Entertaining with Glenisk + Dark Chocolate and Lemon Mousse with Chocolate Chip Crème Fraîche

Christmas can be a daunting time with so much to buy and make and do {I know of some families who completely redecorate for the festive season but that’s one … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nutella Crostata – A Hell of a Tart {more like a NIGHTMARE!}

Have you ever had a day where you just can’t believe how stupid you’ve been, that you ought to know better and that you feel a complete fool?  Well, I … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 9 Comments

Scrummy Lemon Cheesecake

Yesterday was to be Lemon Cheesecake Day! Why? Well who needs an excuse but if you do, getting nominated for the Blog Awards Ireland 2013 is mine and that needs … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 14 Comments

Pimm’s Fruit Salad and a Gathering

This year sees me celebrating my 49th birthday and not wanting to celebrate my 50th, I decided to hold a party. There’s nothing like seeing out your forties while you’re … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Claire Macdonald’s Upside-Down Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Pudding – A Review

For me Winter means soups, stews, casseroles and warm puddings. Even though we’re just about to head into the first days of Spring, it still feels like Winter out there … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Richard Bertinet’s Tarte Aux Fruits

Surprisingly, I really fancy something sweet! So, this weekend I’m planning on making Italian biscuits and an apricot tart from Richard Bertinet’s book, Pastry {Ebury Press}.  It’s a glorious book … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Plum Crumble – Round 2!

As some of you know, I recently attempted a plum crumble that nearly blocked my arteries with the amount of butter in it.  I decided to give it another go … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

A Fruity Death by Butter

The cold air of autumn has me yearning for comforting food that I love so much, casseroles, stews and puddings. Now, I normally don’t cook a pudding during the week … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Feeling Peachy

As you know, I’ve a bit of a savoury tooth but with so much lovely fresh fruit available at this time of year, it’s a shame not to make something … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

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