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

Food, Family & My Latest Venture..

At a talk I was giving recently I mentioned that I only work with people I like.  A pretty broad statement I know.  In hindsight I probably should have said people I admire.  But that doesn’t sound right either.  So I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what I meant… The most important thing to … Continue reading

Spring is in the air…

“There’s a grand stretch in the evenings”  You’ve been hearing this right?  Or maybe even saying it?  I must admit “the grand stretch” is one of my favourite things – ever.  And why wouldn’t it be when it coincides with so many of nature’s magical moments.  It heralds the arrival of the flower that was … Continue reading

“Not Much On the Aul Blog”

Who better than an Irish Mammy to keep you in line?  I say this with first hand experience, for at the end of a lovely text from my mum yesterday were those exact words “not  much on the aul blog”.  Oh God!  I should be blogging more! Now I feel the need to make excuses … Continue reading

Drying Herbs

In my last post I mentioned that I was already drying herbs for the old Christmas stuffing.  I was delighted that my readers got in touch, not to tell me it was waaaaaay too early to talk about Christmas, but to ask me to share details sooner rather than later. This post  focuses on air-drying herbs. … Continue reading

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

RTE Guide – out St Patricks Day

Happy St Patrick’s weekend folks.  I hope you are taking advantage of this fine spell of weather to get out into the garden.  Now is the perfect time to get the likes of salad leaves, herbs, tomatoes and peas started in your greenhouse or on your kitchen windowsill.   Today I am putting shallots on … Continue reading