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We do love pizza a lot at Maison Baba, and next week when I get my new swanky Bosch oven, I’m sure to love it even more (because the current one has a nasty habit of burning anything unlucky enough to be in the corner).  One of my lovely work colleagues who I shall call Mrs. M, very kindly gave me a recipe for marinara sauce which she thinks is sheer perfection, so I decided to give it a whirl yesterday.  Continue reading »

Take a handful of ingredients and the result is this delicious (please make it again was The Hubs’ response when we finished this batch) soup which you can make in minutes.  The saltiness of the pancetta is a perfect balance to the delicate flavour of the asparagus – which was on special offer last week.

Now that’s what I call a Cup a Soup!  Continue reading »

Take a handful of ingredients and the result is this delicious (please make it again was The Hubs’ response when we finished this batch) soup which you can make in minutes.  The saltiness of the pancetta is a perfect balance to the delicate flavour of the asparagus – which was on special offer last week.

Now that’s what I call a Cup a Soup!  Continue reading »

Macaroni Salad

A post by noreply@blogger.com (www.ifoods.tv) at iFoods

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Feeling in the mood for baking but not wanting to have to spend the next week eating a whole cake I looked for some individual recipes. On Delia Smith’s website I found an individual bread and butter pudding which looked lovely. Below is my slightly ammended recipe.  Continue reading »

Good gracious, is that the time of year?
I can hardly believe that March beckons already, and while we’ve been busy spring-cleaning our parliament and choosing new political colour schemes, one thing remains certain: Paddy’s Day is a-coming and it’s green all the way. If you happened to be around these parts this time last year, you might remember what that meant: a great big ol’ celebration of Irish food.
So, if you’re food blogging something with St.  Continue reading »

Is fiú focal sa chúirt ná púnt sa sparán.
This is an old Irish proverb which (roughly) translates as: it’s better to have an ear at court than it is to have a pound in your pocket. It’s a proverb that I think represents all that has been wrong with Irish politics for decades.

On Thursday, I ran into a local man who urged me to vote for John O’Donoghue, a former Fianna Fáil Minister and Ceann Comhairle (speaker of the house) in Friday’s election.  Continue reading »

After my experiment beyond my usual banana bread recipe I fancied trying some muffins, that way I could make smaller amounts rather than have to eat a whole loaf in a few days.

On a search of the internet I found a lot of recipes that used vegetable oil, but the idea of putting this in cake seemed a bit odd to me, though I know it can be a good ingredient. The BBC food website came up with one that sounded promising, so I gave it a go.  Continue reading »

If you’re wondering why my blog has been so unusually quiet, here’s why –
I never really understood before what it means for time to stand still. It wasn’t until that moment when I consciously realised, ‘I am going to crash’, when it genuinely happened for me. In that fleeting instant, with my daughter screaming in terror and shouting my name in the back seat of the car – time seemed to.  Continue reading »

Some might say that this soup is best suited to summer months when delicious ripe Irish tomatoes are in high season. It is true that the result will be fresher however using a good- quality tin of cherry tomatoes makes for a really delicious taste of summer, any time of the year. If using a tin of tomatoes always add a spoonful of sugar as they tend to be sharper in taste. I’m a fan of homemade soups for many reasons.  Continue reading »

FOOD SHORTS
Kinvara Smoked Salmon:You’ll never be stuck for food ideas once you have a keyboard and access to social media. Recipes abound here. And we were glad of the service on a recent Saturday night when a planned starter wasn’t working out.
Tapped my way to Kinvara Smoked Salmon. I knew they have a smashing little recipe brochure and spotted it on the home page. Clicked my way down and.  Continue reading »

If you haven’t been following Recipe4Living on Facebook and Twitter, you’re definitely missing out.  From exciting contests to fun cooking discussions, you can be part of the action when you follow us!  Read more after the jump!
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Everyone’s getting pumped to find out who the number 1 seeds are going to be in NCAA March Madness, but we’re even more pumped to find out which produce ingredients reigns supreme this month! In the spirit of March Madness, we’re hosting our very own battle, filled with the freshest ingredients from every season.
Each day, we’ll have a new match-up between two produce ingredients. We’re beginning with the two spring ingredients, strawberry and artichoke.  Continue reading »

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Sorry folks, we’ve been so distracted with ELECTION MADNESS that we forgot to notify you about the M&S Dine in for Two offer until now.
It started yesterday and is running until Tuesday.  The full menu is on the M&S website, and contains such loveliness as Moroccan style Fish Stew and a Tiramisu Traybake.
Related posts:

M&S Dine in for Two, June 10-15
M&S Dine in For Two, May 27- Jun 1
Marks & Spencer Dine in for Two, Feb 25-28.  Continue reading »

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Every time I run into one of the lads involved in the theatre company, I’m reminded to check out Epic Meal Time. It’s not that these videos aren’t safe for work, they should be fine. But if you’re on a diet, have a fear of fat, cholesterol, bacon, calories or eating in general, then these might not be for you. Epic Meal Time “make your dreams come true and then we eat them.” Morgan Spurlock hasn’t a patch on these guys.  Continue reading »

You simply mast pay a visit dahling! So this has been a while coming, but before Christmas I got a lovely email from the folks at Salon des Saveurs in Dublin asking a few of we food bloggers to pop in for a nice dinner. I had heard much about the restaurant, which is owned…  Continue reading »