Blog Awards and Birthdays

Back in April my parents were visiting Waterford which gave me the perfect opportunity to introduce them to the delights of Bodega, one of my favourite places to eat in the southeast.  Last week they spent a few days in Castlemartyr (glowing reports) and finished off the week with a couple of nights revisiting Waterford.  Now last … Continue reading

How does your garden grow..

Confession Time My garden is a bit of a mess. Now at any given time it’s not the most tended of plots but this summer we are doing some work here at Hunters Lodge. And work=mess. Many of  my readers presume I have a perfectly manicured garden but nothing could be further from the truth – … Continue reading

Chicken Liver & Herb Paté

Paté has been a favourite starter of mine since as far back as I can remember.  To this day if it is on a menu I usually order it (it has probably something to do with the amount of butter used in the recipe). My local butcher stocks good quality chicken livers and they are really inexpensive. … Continue reading

Learn to Cook

As much as I like growing food, I love cooking it even more.  I get so much pleasure from taking a couple of ingredients from the garden and transforming them into something delicious for my family to eat.  Now I’m the first to admit that I’m, at best, a good home cook.  My experience lies … Continue reading