I’m Dreaming It & Doing It

I have been missing in action on this little old blog – not because I’m too lazy to write but because I’ve been too busy!  Snuggle up there in your chair and I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to.  As I write, I’m snuggled up myself in my bed dosing myself with antibiotics, steroids … Continue reading

Freddy Buttons – have you spotted him?

I knew the time was fast approaching for my beloved Freddy Buttons to appear on some of the Glenisk yogurt range (2 of their products), but actually seeing Freddy “in person” in the supermarket the other day, was really quite something.  I may have screamed – okay I did.  There he was, my little boy, standing as … Continue reading

An RAI President With A Plan

Big congratulations to Anthony Gray, owner of Tra Ban Restaurant in Strandhill and Eala Bhan on Rockwood Parade who has been announced as the new President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland. The official announcement was made during the Annual Presidential Dinner event in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, a glittering event which brought the … Continue reading

The Honesty Box Is Back

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Even earlier than last year, but we have had so many requests for our honey from the garden that we are setting up our little Surplus Stall at the gate today.  It’s the perfect time to up your honey intake before the old Spring allergies kick in. The … 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

Happy Birthday Cooks Academy

Have you all your Christmas presents bought, wrapped and waiting to be distributed?  No?  Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to get sorted.  I particularly love when I can buy a gift online while still supporting an Irish business. I’m not lazy, but I hate crowds and the lunacy of carparks in the run-up … Continue reading

A Bloggers Confession

It’s been twelve days since my last blog post.  It feels like ages ago. Blogging affords me the opportunity to reflect on my week and I miss it if I don’t blog regularly.  It’s not that I haven’t wanted to blog – I have lots of posts in my drafts but none of them felt worthy of an … Continue reading

Chickens in Schools – the fun begins!

If you’re a regular reader of this little old blog, you may recall that earlier this year, I wrote about my collaboration with Slow Food Ireland and our competition to put Chickens in Schools . In the past week,  I have visited two of the winning schools with Emma from Old McDonalds Farm Store to deliver the … Continue reading

Imperfect Me and my Afternoon Tea

I have noticed since “Food from an Irish Garden” was published almost a year ago, that at more and more events I attend, people increasingly feel the need to justify what they eat to me.  Be it a private get together, an event at which I’m a guest or even a demonstration, people feel they have … Continue reading