The Food Travel Company Blogs about Breaking Eggs

For those with a love for food and travel The Food Travel Company is the ultimate solution to all your holiday plans. One glance at their website and you will want to be a part of all of their wonderful excursions involving the best of food and events. Their one of a kind holidays are […]


12 Kitchen Commandments for Parents

Here are Cliodhna’s twelve kitchen commandments: Touch– Get your children’s hands involved in food, get tactile. Taste – Get them to taste everything, even if they might not want to eat it. A tiny taste from the tip of your finger or spoon can help them make up their mind. The more they taste the more […]


Love Toast

Love for breakfast! Cut a heart shape from a piece of bread. Heat a pan, melt a small piece of butter. Cook toast until its brown on one side, turn over. Crack an egg into the middle and cover the pan for a minute or two until egg is set. Happy Valentines Day     […]


Flippin Fantastic

Early morning pancakes before school on February 12th  has to be the best way to start off Pancake Tuesday. This is a very simple recipe for small, thick Pancakes, Drop Scones or Scotch Pancakes, what ever you like to call them. The batter can be done the night before. If you do this it may […]


Vegetable stock

1-2 Carrots chopped 2 medium onions chopped 2 sticks of celery chopped 1 Clove of Garlic I bay leaf Small bit of thyme/parsley if handy 2 liters of water 1 stick of Kombu seaweed (optional, it does add great flavor) Heat a pot, add a drop of oil and toss the vegetables around in it […]


Easy Peesy Chicken Stock

  1 chicken Carcass (cooked from a roast chicken or raw) 1 Onion Put the carcass/bones in a medium pot cover generously with cold water, slice an onion in two add to the pot. Bring to the boil and simmer slowly for 1 to 1 ½ hours. ( or once it has reached boiling point […]


Christmas Cranberry & Orange Stars

You need a little something in the run up to Christmas to tantalise the taste buds without going all out. These are very simple biscuits with a little Christmas twist. Makes approx. 20 8oz Self -raising Flour 5oz butter 4oz caster sugar 1 egg 4oz Dried Cranberries ( chopped a little for easy cookie cutting) […]


Chanterelle butter

Some images of us making chanterelle butter.


Blackberry Jam

Equal amounts of fruit and sure set Sugar That’s all you need! Put a saucer in the freezer (to test jam later) Sterilize jars and lids(In boiling water or in the oven for 5 minuntes) Put the fruit in a wide pot and place on the heat. Put the sugar in a metal bowl or […]


Fish Goujons

Goujons of cod/ hake or pollock with smokey Greek yoghurt dip Frying pan, Spatula, Kitchen paper, Chopping board, 3 flat tubs 1lb of fresh fish 4oz of breadcrumbs 4oz of Flour 2Eggs beaten Sunflower oil 4 tablespoons of natural Greek yoghurt ½ clove of garlic, grated /pounded 1 pinch of smoked paprika (add to taste) […]