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

A Smoking Success…!

When I was working on the menu for my book launch recently with the Pembroke Hotel’s head chef, Grainne Somers, she mentioned that she had some prime venison hanging in her larder – “now if only I could smoke it” she said.  Well, no sooner had she the words out than I was on the … Continue reading