Lemon Posset & Summer Fruits

I’m keeping a good stock of lemons and limes in the kitchen at the moment. With all this warm weather we always have a couple of jugs of infused water chilling in the fridge – fresh mint from the garden, cucumber, rhubarb & honey cordial ice cubes, lime, melon, lemon, there’s no shortage of goodies … Continue reading

Homemade Ice Pops

The temperatures are rising, the rapsberries are ripening and thirsts need quenching.  Homemade raspberry ice pops are required – fast! In true Fiona form, these lovely lollies are exceptionally simple to make but taste great. Raspberry Ice Pops Ingredients 125g fresh raspberries 75g caster sugar 250mls boiled water, hot enough to dissolve sugar Method 1.  Place the … Continue reading

Keeping Chickens In Primary Schools??

I am excited and delighted to be working with the SouthEast branch of Slow Food Ireland (Four Rivers Convivium)  on a project that will see four schools in the South-East become homes to hens in September.   Here’s the low down from the Slow Food website.. “Hens for Schools is an initiative by the Slow Food Four Rivers … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at Killashee

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour devoted to the ceremony known as  afternoon tea” Henry James I always need to devote a lot more than an hour to afternoon tea.  The ritual of savoury followed by sweet accompanied by a lovely pot of tea lends itself to great conversation and time just flies.. … Continue reading