Dessert

Rhubarb and Custard Tarts

April 11, 2015

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I felt like it was time for a change – a spring clean, and a new look for Stasty.  I got this beautiful blog theme from Solo Pine -I just love the clean lines, and also the fact that it’s “made with love in Seattle”. I’ve gotten rid of most of the pesky ads, to make room for bigger and brighter pictures. I’ve also sharpened up my logo, but couldn’t part with my beloved wooden spoon. It belongs to my Dad, and it’s truly a great spoon to cook with. Continue Reading…

Cake

Victoria Sponge Peeps

March 31, 2015

Victoria Sponge Peeps

Before I moved to America I had never even heard of Peeps®. Now I know that people go crazy for them here, and they are one the most popular Easter candies in America. Peeps are essentially brightly colored chick and bunny shaped marshmallows dusted in sugar. Continue Reading…

Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

March 28, 2015

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower is now trendier than kale. I am kind of pleased by this. Much as I like kale, I won’t miss that awful ‘cabbagey’ smell you get with cooked kale. I feel like every restaurant I walked into last year smelled of kale. It’s kind of how I imagined Ireland smelled in the 1940’s, when all they had was kale and potatoes as vegetables. Continue Reading…

Soup

White Vegetable Soup

March 20, 2015

White Vegetable SoupIt’s the first day of spring, and I am celebrating with this wonderful white vegetable soup. It’s made with a few of my favorite things – celeriac, cauliflower, cumin and roasted garlic.

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Cake

Irish Coffee Swiss Roll

March 13, 2015

Irish Coffee Swiss Roll

When I was young my sister Zoe used to make a great coffee cake. I used to think coffee cake was incredibly sophisticated as a child. Generally in Ireland coffee cakes were not made with coffee. Just absorb that sentence for a second. You have to remember it was the eighties and coffee hadn’t quite taken off. Continue Reading…

Bread

Dubliner and Chive Soda Bread

March 9, 2015

Dubliner and Chive Soda Bread

As St. Patrick ’s Day is coming up I thought I would share a traditional Irish soda bread recipe. For me, soda bread is one of Ireland’s best recipes. For one, it is probably the easiest bread you will ever make. You don’t need any special flour, there is no yeast or proving involved, it takes minutes to make and less than an hour to cook. Continue Reading…