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On New Year’s Day, we had a bean feast. Now, while I’d like to say that this was because of the Italian tradition of eating lentils for the New Year to bring wealth and...
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It takes a family to build a gingerbread house. The Little Sister has to arrive unexpectedly from New Zealand to surprise a pair of small girls, sticking around to help them push the gingerbread...
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From leftover lunches, to slow cooker feasts, snacks for smallies, girls with their greens and the book that changed everything: when Amy Mulvaney from TheJournal.ie asked me to share five recent Instagram photos and the stories...
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History has always been tied up with what we eat. From individual Proustian dishes that take us down personal memory lanes to the collective impact that a food – or a famine – can...
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Twenty years ago Nigella Lawson‘s How to Eat was published. A year later, myself and both my housemates bought copies. All three of us were in our early twenties, just finished/finishing college, not long...
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In a proclamation to the Irish people, de Valera urged them to show discipline and to be ready to resist should force be used….
Dublin greeted the Truce with joy.  Continue reading »

On 8 September 2011, I was at a food photography / styling and recipe writing workshop that was being presented by Donal Skehan, Sharon Hearne-Smith and Kristin Jensen. I went with a large bump; it was...
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Back in 2001, I was the editor of a website called Tasty. We were part of ACE – Arts, Culture, Entertainment – a new, energetic section of RTÉ Online. The overall ACE (in more ways...
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Spring. Really?  Honestly? The calendar may say that we’re getting closer to summer (summer! Ha.) but the temperature outside and the woolly jumpers, winter coats and merino layers that I’m wearing just don’t add...
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McNally Family Farm, Cockagee Cider, St Tola Irish Goat Cheese, Wildwood Balsamics, Connemara Smokehouse, Baltimore Bacon, Sligo Global Kitchen and the Fergusons of Gubbeen. That’s a line up of producers and organisations to be...
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Monday, I spotted Joanne  of Stitch and Bear mentioning on Facebook that there had been a run on bread in her local supermarket. “Ha! Dublin,” I thought. “Must be an isolated incident.” On Tuesday, there...
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