My “Irish” French Onion Soup

When you want to use a glut of  onions for soup you think French Onion Soup right?  Well I do anyway – caramelised onions with a hint of wine in a delicious beef stock topped with rich cheesy Gruyére croutons.  Heaven in a bowl……. But what about an Irish version?  What if you substituted the wine … Continue reading

Vertigo – My Christmas Surprise

I was starting to feel a teensy weensy bit smug.  For the first time in over twenty years I was revelling in a completely stress-free run up to Christmas. Five days to Christmas –  all the presents were under the tree. Four days to Christmas  – fridge full, ironing done and I spent the day playing hookie … Continue reading

Brunch – The Fiona Dillon Way

I thrive on chaos – on last minute plans – on spur of the moment get togethers.  Take last weekend for example.  My parents were visiting on Saturday and I was cooking for six of us (Mum, Dad, Eamonn, Ellie and Ruth).  Easy peasy and perfectly civilised.  I was at the shops at 8.30 on … Continue reading

My Titanic Tale

A visit to the Titanic Quarter in Belfast has been on our To Do list for a while.  Trying to organise the seven of us to be in the one place at the one time took a mountain of organising – never  mind sorting the hens and delivering two little dogs and two kittens to … Continue reading