Dessert

Rhubarb and Custard Trifles

March 29, 2013

I am back home in Ireland at the moment, where it has been unseasonably cold and snowy. Despite the bad weather, there is still some hardy rhubarb growing in the garden surviving against all the odds. Continue Reading…

Treats

Cranberry and Pecan Flapjacks

March 22, 2013

Flapjacks were somewhat of a staple when I was growing up. At the end of the week, when all the biscuits and treats had been eaten, we were always able to whip up a few flapjacks.  They were simple enough for me to make, as long as I was supervised by my big sister :) Continue Reading…

Dinner

Beef And Guinness Pie

March 15, 2013

This hearty, rich stew is covered with crisp buttery pastry which crumbles when you dip your spoon in to take a bite. The slightly bitter Guinness, the tender beef, cream and parmesan make this one satisfying pie. Continue Reading…

Cake

Blueberry and Lemon Muffins

March 8, 2013

Now that we are finally emerging from the dark winter, I thought it was time for something light and summery. These muffins are a cinch to make, and a treat to eat. Not only do lemon and blueberries look good together, they also taste great together. Continue Reading…

Sides

Bacon and Cabbage Potato Cakes

February 28, 2013

It’s that time of year again, when supermarkets try to sell us green paraphernalia and convince everyone to be Irish for a day. Here, everyone insists on calling it ‘St. Patty’s day’ which kind of makes of me smile and cringe at the same time. It is great to see our feast day celebrated across the world though. Continue Reading…