Review

Kitchen Tools

 

There are some kitchen tools that I just can’t seem to live without. I only ever notice this when I go to someone else’s kitchen, and I start ransacking their drawers desperately looking for the right type of tool. I guess the more you cook, the more you appreciate good utensils. In my time, I have bought lots of crappy cookware, only to throw them in a bin few months later, with a shake of my head -I should have known better. I have finally learned, it really is better to buy the right utensils rather than any old thing. So here are are a few of my tried and tested tools, that I just can’t seem to function without. More …

Christmas Gifts for Foodies

If you are anything like me you will have left all your Christmas shopping to the very last minute. Then I usually dash around in a mad scramble trying to get the perfect gift in hot sweaty shops crowded with other insane people like me. Some year I will learn, some year I will start my shopping in November, buy everything online, and only buy thoughtful and considerate gifts…some year! More …

Umami – Have you tasted it?

I have been obsessed with Umami paste since I read an article about it in 2009. Umami is taken from a Japanese word meaning “pleasant savory taste”. It is said that Umami provides us with a fifth taste. The main four tastes that we know and love are sweet, sour, salt and bitter. So what does this fifth taste, taste like? More …

Beer Time

Beer Time

I just discovered a great new Irish beer and I wanted to share. There are some amazing new micro breweries springing up around the country and I think they deserve our support. I found this beer in a great new gastro pub – The Exchequer Gastro pub who serve fantastic food as well as having a great collection of beers.  But back to the beer. Helvic blonde has all the flavour of any good German or Belgian beer. It’s refreshing and hoppy with a hint of clove and honey. More …

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