Chocolate Brownie Pies

Christmas Brownie Pies

I sometimes find it hard to believe that I have been living here in Seattle for over 2 years! I think I have assimilated well. I probably speak more like an American-when I go to the grocery store, I say cart instead of trolley for one!  I celebrate American holidays, and have forgotten all about those countless European bank holidays ;) I eat American – now that I know where to find all the great local produce, there is little I miss – with exception of Irish cheese and dairy. More …

Cherry Pie


Lots of things to be excited about this week- cherries are in season, plus there are beautiful peony roses blooming in the garden. It really is the small things! Living in Washington means that we are blessed with the most delicious, sun ripened, sweet and juicy cherries. More …

Caramelized Onion Quiche

Caramelized Onion Quiche
This quiche tasted so good, that I just had to have a glass of wine with it. This particular recipe takes quiche to a whole new level. Just imagine it – crisp, buttery pastry, layers of soft, sweet, caramelized onions and finally some delicious, nutty Gruyere cheese with pillow soft eggs. More …

Classic Apple Tart

Apple Tart by Stasty

Apple Tarts (or apple pies) are serious business in Ireland. Most Irish people will claim that their mother or their granny makes the best apple tart. Both my grannies always made amazing apple tarts. I think the secret was lots of butter and apples fresh from the trees.  More …