Lunch

Root Vegetable Tarte Tartin

April 12, 2013

I love roasting root vegetables as it brings out all their natural sweetness. This tarte tartin starts out with roasted root vegetables which are then set into a bed of balsamic caramel, topped with herbs and cheese and covered with pastry. The result is absolutely delicious. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Chocolate and Hazelnut Tart

April 6, 2013

Ferrero rocher sweets were the type of chocolates that only ever appeared on special occasions. Advertisers would have us believe that they were served at Ambassador’s receptions and reserved for the finest of company. Continue Reading…

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…