Easy minty mushy peas

In Sides, Veggie On May 13, 2013 2 Comments

I am not a fan of the chip shop mushy pea. It’s just not my thing. These however are a different matter – mushy yet minty and with… Read More »

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Giveaway #14 – Belvoir goodies

In Giveaways, Other On May 11, 2013 575 Comments

My husband courted me using Belvoir cordials. I know that’s unusual but you see we were pregnant very early in our relationship (no mistake I hasten to add)… Read More »

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Not another rose, vanilla and raspberry cake!

In Cakes and Bakes On May 10, 2013 8 Comments

Was there a name you wanted as a child? I was always drawn to the letter C. For a long time I wanted to honour my Irish roots… Read More »


Perfect Yorkshire puddings

In Other, Veggie On May 8, 2013 7 Comments

Crunchy? Check. Well risen? Check. Golden Brown? Check. Delicious? Check. These Yorkshire puddings have it all. Some great tips for achieving the perfect Yorkshire to compliment your Sunday… Read More »


Flour crumbed fish

In Fish On May 6, 2013 2 Comments

Tasty ideas for dinner time that are quick, easy and don’t cost the earth are always welcome in our house. Here’s a speedy, tasty recipe for flour crumbed… Read More »

chocolate lime meringue pie

Chocolate lime meringue pie

In Tarts and Pies On April 30, 2013 9 Comments

Is meringue the way to a mans heart? I am almost certain it might be. Almost every chap I have known seems to love meringue nearly as much… Read More »

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5 ways with the humble Victoria sponge

In Cakes and Bakes, Puddings On April 30, 2013 15 Comments

Yesterday I was on QVC again talking about the wonder that is Kitchenaid. The ‘theme’ of the show was versatility  I try and theme each show but I do… Read More »


Perfect pork crackling

In How to, Pork On April 28, 2013 9 Comments

Pork is my husband’s favourite meat; for a roast, for a stir fry, when in a restaurant – wherever the opportunity for eating pork strikes, he will take… Read More »


Sweet potato chips

In Sides, Snacks, Veggie On April 23, 2013 11 Comments

Sweet potato and butternut squash didn’t feature too regularly in my life until I had children, but my I am glad they do now. Sweet potatoes count towards… Read More »


How to carve a lamb joint

In How to, Lamb On April 19, 2013 0 Comments

Some great tips on making short work of your roast lamb joint. Print friendly version of this recipe