11 Mar

Irish Stew

When I was doing up my meal plan this week I realised that sometimes I neglect to share the older recipes; the ones that have been in my family for generations. Irish stew is one of those dishes that I see on the menus of restaurants on the tourist trail but I would rarely order it while dining out. Not because it’s ‘peasant food’ but more because I can cook it so easily in my own home.Irish Stew - Caitriona Redmond - Wholesome Ireland

I’m often disappointed by traditional Irish food when I eat at a restaurant. There’s no need to add too many extra ingredients or tweak a recipe much. Irish stew is hearty, made with a few simple (and frugal) ingredients; it is a perfect bowl of comfort food. It’s warming, nutritious, and uncomplicated. Less is more. Read More

03 Dec

Review: Hairy Baby T-Shirts For Kids

5 years ago my other half went abroad with his 3 brothers for a few days. I figured that the best way to mark them apart from all the other people in the football stadiums in Madrid was to make sure they all looked the same. It was then that I placed my first order with Hairy Baby, choosing the “Paddy Irish Man” T-Shirts. They were pretty cool back then and the lads wore them with pride.

hbm-paddy-irish-man-t-agIt’s been 5 years since the t-shirt landed back in the laundry basket and it’s been washed many, many times. At the very least it’s been washed about 50 times. The colour has held remarkably well, there has been no colour-run and the print has held up well too. Read More

09 Jul

The Two Best Words In The Irish Language

Nobody quite prepares you for the terrible twos. I’m convinced that as parents we are affected by some forgetful hormone. You know the one that makes you forget how bad labour/pregnancy actually was when you look at that blue line on a stick for the second time?

The week is young. So young in fact that it’s not even technically halfway through yet. The two year old is over-achieving in the terrible two stakes this week. While I’m sure that the older boy was just as bad, sometimes it seems like his brother is ten million times worse! Read More

02 Jul

Stokke Steps Review

A couple of weeks ago I took delivery of a Stokke Steps Chair for a review. Here’s how I got on and what I thought of the new system. Read More

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