31 Oct

Leftover Colcannon

What? You mean you don’t have any? Well you clearly didn’t make enough Colcannon in the first place.  You need to have some leftover Colcannon, as this recipe is easy, blásta (tasty) and quick. Have it for lunch tomorrow or a simple supper. Read More

22 Sep

Warm Pear Salad

This is another of those “free meals” using leftovers from the Lidl recipe booklet that I’ve written about in the past week. You’ll find the Irish Lasagne and Kedgeree by clicking on their respective names.  Read More

28 Aug

Irish Tomatoes

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? It’s a common table quiz question and I can categorically say it’s a fruit. These Irish tomatoes are just a very small percentage of our growing in the polytunnel this year. Irish Tomatoes - Wholesome Ireland Read More

22 Aug

Quick Potato Soup

There is an unwritten rule in this house that if you get back past a certain hour, that large dinners will not be cooked. My mother in law, in her infinite wisdom, says that if you have a bag of potatoes and a tray of eggs in your possession you’ll never go hungry. How wise she is. I’ve just finished making a quick potato soup and it was very, very tasty indeed. Just what I wanted and it was ready in less time that it would take to wait for a bag of chips in the local chipper. Although they do have a certain allure at this hour!

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08 Jul

Free Cheese

I am in possession of some free cheese. Well it’s not exactly free. It’s cheese that was provided to various charities and organisations in Ireland to distribute to those in need on behalf of the EU Food Aid programme. Read More

22 May

Smoked Mackerel Toast

Woah it’s been crazy busy around here. There are some days where I’m struggling to find inspiration for lunch. Something different to the norm. Today I made smoked mackerel toast with a slight twist. Read More

07 Mar

Pearl Barley Salad

I’m working through my store cupboard ingredients one by one to try and rotate my stock. This pearl barley salad is a different use for a grain I’d normally use for stocks and soups. Read More

19 Feb

Housewife’s Monday Lunch

Today I’m showing my leftover love to Bubble and Squeak; known in some parts as the Housewife’s Monday Lunch. Read More

06 Feb

How Cheap Is It To Make Your Own Baked Beans?

Is convenience food as cheap as you think it is really? Does it give more or less nutritional benefits? I’ve done a bit of investigation so you don’t have to. Read More

05 Feb

Dosa (Indian Style Savoury Pancakes) with a Speedy Cucumber Pickle

Pancakes in our house aren’t just reserved for Shrove Tuesday. These dosa (Indian style savoury pancakes) are very simple to make and pair very well with my Nana’s speedy pickle. Read More

18 Jan

Roast Potato Consommé

Roast Potato ConsommeIt’s not your ordinary leftover soup. This is my new love for leftover roast potatoes. Not that we have many in the house but if you manage to reserve a few, it’s worth trying. Read More

15 Jan

Fake Tinned Spaghetti

Fake Tinned SpaghettiThis tinned spaghetti recipe hasn’t actually seen the inside of a tin (well apart from the tinned tomatoes I used to make it). Instead it’s a fake version to hide the good stuff. Junk food this is not. Read More

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