30 Dec

Mienas Handmade Nougat

Miena and I used to work together in an industry as unrelated to food as possible. Considering we both worked for a company that had less than 10 employees it’s pretty amazing that two of us have ended up following our passion for food. Read More

29 Dec

At Your Service

This is one of those blogposts that isn’t really about me. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that as a family we follow the “whole sum” method when it comes to parenting/living our lives.  It’s not just about eating well and our friends and family know this too! Read More

24 Dec

Turbo FAST

Finally it’s Christmas Eve and the kids are pure wired here. A couple of weeks ago we nipped along to a preview screening of the new, exclusive series on Netflix for kids “Turbo FAST” and the boys have been driving me demented to watch it again since. It’s great to have something that’s not Christmas themed to take their minds off things for a few minutes anyway.

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18 Dec

Dolores Keaveney

I didn’t manage to make the Irish Craft Fair in the RDS this year, but never fear my  mother went on my behalf instead. She arrived home with 2 parcels for me. One of which contained a book from the self-published author and artist, Dolores Keaveney.  Read More

17 Dec

Savoury Crumble With Mustard

I was recently contacted by Maille, who asked me to review a gift box of their premium mustards. What better way to review a product than to try it in a recipe and see how it stands up to my Savoury Crumble with Mustard? Read More

06 Dec

Friday Fun

It’s one of those kind of dull grey days here. They are happening all too often and so I blogging away the blues by sharing some nice things. Hopefully they’ll cheer you up too. If you’ve found a great spot to get a Christmas present or a company who has been very helpful lately – do feel free to share in the comments below! Read More

27 Nov

Morphy Richards Soup Maker Review

A couple of weeks ago I was asked would I like to try out a Morphy Richards Soup Maker for review purposes. Even though space is at a premium in my galley kitchen, this appliance sounded very interesting and I decided to to give it a go.

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18 Nov

Letters Become Toys With Disney

Could it really be that simple? Could letters become toys with Disney?

When I was invited along to their store on Dublin’s Grafton Street last week I wasn’t sure what to expect. Surely this good news story was too good to be true. The mad thing is, it’s not. Read More

16 Nov

The Irish Beef Book Review

A weighty tome for a weighty subject, The Irish Beef Book by Pat Whelan and Katy McGuinness evokes memories of much loved linen bound cookery books found in my Grandmother’s kitchen.

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25 Oct

Cooking With Kids

I’ll let you in on a secret; our ground floor is made up of only 2 rooms. The first is the living area which is North facing and has space for a sofa and a dining table and chairs at a squish. The second is my small galley kitchen, South facing, which is bathed with light the whole day through. This is the heart of my home and where I spend most of my day. The kids are part of the furniture in the kitchen, standing on chairs to peek at what’s on the hob; they stir, mix, peel and the 5-year-old chops to help me out. We come up with recipes together and eat together. Sometimes (often) the toddler climbs on the table, so at least the kitchen is small enough that I’m only 1 step away from being able to pop him back down to earth when required.

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23 Oct

Rosewater Shortbread

While I may have a frugal food blog, there are a few things in life that I don’t like to skimp on. It goes without saying that my preferred brand of tea is non-negotiable when it comes to the shopping list. When I’m baking I don’t compromise as shortcuts when it comes to quality always result in an item that’s less than perfect. Today’s recipe is a rosewater shortbread. Actually it’s not a real shortbread as I use an egg in the mixture, classic shortbread only has 3 ingredients: butter, sugar and flour but read on if you’d like to find out why I’m playing around with flavours today! Read More

13 Oct

Like Mam Used To Bake Review

If you’ve been following Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell’s journey from blogger to published author over the past year you know how much of herself she has poured into this book. I received a copy of the book from Mercier Press a couple of weeks ago and now it’s time to give you the Like Mam Used To Bake review. Read More

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