Category 'Basics'


Bread and Butter

    I spent a few days last month in Cork hosting a Lens and Larder workshop with my friend and collaborator Imen McDonnell. Lens and Larder is a photography and food styling workshop. We invite in photographers and food stylists from all over the world, to come  and work with us to teach the […]


Wild Garlic and Mint Chimichurri is the perfect zingy accompaniment for Spring Lamb

    Chimichurri is an Argentinian “green sauce” used to slather on meat. And the Argentinians know how to do meat, I had some of the best I have ever tasted from the asados of Argentina. Although it usually features large amounts of parsley this recipe is a take on chimichurri using the wild garlic […]


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 […]