07 Nov

One Pan No Bake Granola With Manuka Honey #Ad

As you might know, we keep bees and harvest our own raw honey. Rowse Honey recently contacted me to see would I like to try out their range of Manuka Honeys and come up with a breakfast recipe for them.

When we’ve used up our own raw honey though (yes it happens *cry*) getting our hands on a stash of other local raw honey can be difficult. Raw honey is great for your health and immune system, and the added peripheral benefit that the bees are wonderful pollinators for our homegrown fruits and vegetables.  Read More

09 Feb

How To Make Pancakes – The Quick And Easy Way

My frying pan gets used at least every second day, pancakes on a Sunday are a regular treat, and I like to use it to add colour (and flavour) to meat before cooking in the oven. The beauty of this pancake recipe is that it doesn’t take long to put together, you don’t need to wait for the batter to get smooth, it contains very few ingredients, and it becomes a balanced meal once we have some fruit on the side. Mind you there’s nothing stopping you making this a savoury dish. I suppose we’ve become used to this as a sweet treat. The sweetness is all in the extras, not from the ingredients.

I’ve been asked a few times recently for instructions on how to make pancakes – the quick and easy way. Nothing too stressful, that requires very little skill in the kitchen.

To me, fast food is a meal that I can get to the table in less than 30 minutes. These pancakes start making their way to the table in the first 15 minutes of whipping up the batter, then it’s a rhythm of spooning, flipping, and serving to make sure that everybody is satisfied. The ingredients that I use are always in my store cupboard, so I always have a fast food option to cook. This is a budget recipe; the ingredients for these pancakes (that feed 5) come to just over 82c, which is a cost of just under 17c per portion; fruit and any other spreads/syrups are extra.*How To Make Pancakes - The Quick And Easy Way - Wholesome Ireland Read More

25 Aug

Alternative Breakfast

I’m still here, still sorting out some life laundry type stuff. The decluttering has escalated. I have turned off all push notifications on my phone. This means I don’t see if somebody has emailed me unless I have the phone in my hand. I don’t see a mention on any social media network.

It’s been really liberating!

I’m learning only to check my emails when I’m free. I’m focussing on my work; new projects, clients, and clearing the house of stuff that I don’t need. The 5-year-old goes back to school this week and I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine. Mind you I’m not looking forward to those walks in the rain that has descended for the week but I think the fresh air will do me the world of good. Read More

02 May

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread, what’s not to love? Interestingly this is not a recipe that we ate regularly in my childhood.  Mam has her own, rather special version that I will share with you in the future with her permission.  This recipe though is very close to that which I learnt to bake in school. Read More

09 Apr

Lazy Porridge Pancakes

Are these lazy porridge pancakes the new way to eat your porridge? I’m not certain how new this concept is. I vividly remember the pot of porridge and water going on the (cold) hob overnight to soak before the next morning from my childhood. If you’re not a big fan of eating wet porridge in the mornings but still want to get some oats into you then this is another option. Read More

25 Feb

Irish Brown Soda Scones

In our house we bake these Irish brown soda scones on Christmas Eve because we drape them with smoked salmon on Christmas Day.

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15 May

Breakfast Muffins

Last Saturday morning we dragged ourselves out of bed along with the kids and into the car at 2.30am. This time is normally reserved for night-feeds (with which I’m all too familiar) and journeys to the Airport to catch a flight (that hasn’t happened in years).  However on that morning we were joining thousands of other walkers and runners at the Phoenix Park in Dublin to walk 5km from darkness into light in order to raise funds and awareness for Pieta House. In fact the 5km wasn’t restricted to just Dublin and there were other locations all across Ireland where people came together to mark the occasion.
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12 Feb

Messages in Toast

It’s a nice way to start the day. Messages in Toast.  It’s very simply done, all you need is cookie cutters and shop bought bread works best. Impress the cutters of your choice into the bread before toasting but don’t cut the whole way through. Then toast as normal, either in a toaster or under the grill.

Maybe try playing around with words, or pictures. Send a message to your picky eater such as “eat me” or an instruction to somebody to put “jam” on your toast. Enjoy!

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