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

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

A date for your diary: Afternoon Tea at Ariel House

You all know by now that I’m a big fan of afternoon tea – particularly afternoon tea at Ariel House in Ballsbridge. For me it is truly one of life’s little pleasures.. My Author’s Afternoon Tea event with fellow author, Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell (“Like Mam Used to Bake” in bookstores nationwide) at Ariel House last December was such fun … Continue reading