Lunches

Jubilee Leftover Lunch

This is a basic coronation chicken recipe which I use for my leftover roast chicken, particularly if I’ve made a roast on a Sunday. You can tweak the fillings to the tastes that your children have and I prefer it on crackers but it’s perfect in wraps, sandwiches, pitta breads and on its own. It …

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Ham Hock Terrine

Ham hock is one of those little-used cuts in Ireland. Used so seldom that I normally have to request that the butcher keeps some for me and I rarely, if ever, see it on a supermarket shelf.  I don’t know what it is but it seems that any cut of meat that involves a bone …

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Jar Salad

In my “celtic tigress” days I would have thought nothing of roasting a chicken, picking what meat I liked and then throwing away the carcass.  It’s far from throwing away the carcass I was reared and my mother still makes her own stock from roast chicken which I now do as well. If I’m careful …

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Potato Chive Scones

My Granda (grandfather) came to visit for dinner yesterday. He’s 95 years young. I say young because I can only hope that I will have his energy and enthusiasm for life at his age. I wanted to treat him so I made a big dish of mashed potatoes flavoured with fresh Irish butter, milk and …

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Tea Raisin Scones

I love my 3 year old (E) to bits. He is possibly the funniest person on the planet. His favourite phrases at the moment include “that sounds loike a gwreat idea mammy” (no clue who taught him that one, ahem) and “you’re a codfwish” (courtesy of Captain Hook). There are some days that I’m not …

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Wild Salad

This morning we were out early. I needed more milk for the fridge and strong flour for breadmaking. On the way to the Supermarket I noticed some wild garlic nestled in between some shrubby and flowering daffodils. There isn’t so much growing there this year as last year somebody ripped almost the full amount up. …

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