Pear and Custard Tarts

January 29, 2013

These pear and custard tarts came from a memory really. We had lots of beautiful organic D’Anjou pears to use up, and I wanted to make something special with them. Most of the pear tarts you see involve chocolate or frangipane, and they all seem a bit heavy for the delicate pear. Continue Reading…


Vegetable Crumble

January 24, 2013

Who ever said crumble had to be sweet? Savoury crumbles are one of my favourite things to eat -crumbly, cheesy, nutty, and full of flavoursome vegetables. For some reason, I always associate crumble with the cold weather. It’s a really hearty and satisfying meal, and  pure comfort food for me. Continue Reading…


Sweet Potato Fries + Spicy Sour Cream

January 16, 2013

A New Year brings new resolutions and renewed good intentions. Gyms are full to capacity, people are stocking up on salads and vegetables, and there is a general push for better health and wellbeing. I personally haven’t made any resolutions, but I have just signed up to get a weekly organic vegetable box. Continue Reading…


Queen of Puddings

January 8, 2013

The third series of Downton Abbey started last week in the states, and it’s become an absolute hit over here. I am feeling slightly smug as I have already watched series three back in Ireland. There is something really comforting about settling down for an episode of Downton Abbey.  The minute I see that Labrador in the opening credits, I instantly feel happy and relaxed. Continue Reading…


New Year Fortune Cookies

January 5, 2013

Happy New Year everyone. I seem to be having a bit of a slow start to twenty thirteen, but I am excited to see what’s in store for this year. Twenty twelve was a pretty eventful one for me. I got married, I started eating meat again (after twenty years of no meat), I went gluten free, I left my job and I emmigrated to America! Continue Reading…


Festive Brownies

December 27, 2012

Myself and the OH travelled home for Christmas and it has been such a treat for us to be with our families again. The journey from Seattle to Ireland, was anything but a treat however. Noisy planes, packed airports and bad food! There is nothing worse than nasty plastic tasting plane food. Thankfully I made some delicious gooey chocolate brownies just before we flew which made it half way across the Atlantic. Continue Reading…