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Travel & Food: Italy & the perfect Panini
Breads / Italian / Italy / Lunch / Nibbles / Snacks / Travel

Travel & Food: Italy & the perfect Panini

The human palate is constantly changing thanks to travel, artisan and speciality food stores, recipe books and cooking shows, and holidays for many is the time where they get to experience the food culture of other countries. On a recent trip to Italy I was amazed at just how much importance dried and cured meats … Continue reading

Vegetables on the brink? Make my ‘Quickle Pickle!’
Brunch / Cheese / Christmas / Edible Gifts / Gluten Free / leftovers / Nibbles / Spanish/Tapas / Starters

Vegetables on the brink? Make my ‘Quickle Pickle!’

Leftover Cucumber/Pepper/Carrot Pickle I have recently demonstrated recipes and have given talks at two ‘Stop food waste’ talks in Sligo & Leitrim, and this appeared to be one of the most popular with the crowd. This is perfect for when your salad veggies are starting to soften, preserve them in pickle and they will keep … Continue reading

Unbeatable Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Brunch / Dinner / Irish / Lunch / Main meal recipes- (Something special) / Nibbles / Random Post Recipe / Side dishes / Snacks / Starters / Takeaway alternatives

Unbeatable Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Kids (and some adults!) love chicken nuggets, well, all kids I know! They aren’t the healthiest of options, and it’s daunting to think of what exactly is in them as they generally are reformed meat (and various other not so nice bits) and have a high salt content. My recipe for homemade nuggets is cheap, … Continue reading

Olive oil, Lardo & Black Olive bread + the best authenthic Italian food from UFUUD
Breads / Brunch / Cheese / Edible Gifts / Fine Dining / Indonesian / Italian / Nibbles

Olive oil, Lardo & Black Olive bread + the best authenthic Italian food from UFUUD

Lardo. The word alone almost has me drooling all over the keyboard. Lardo, for those who haven’t heard of it, is essentially Pork back fat that is cured with salt, herbs and spices, and is popular in Italian cuisine. You will more than likely see Lardo sliced wafer thin and served on warm crusty bread … Continue reading

Beautiful Breakfast Tart
Breakfast Ideas / Brunch / Irish / Valentines

Beautiful Breakfast Tart

Black Pudding, Bacon & Egg Breakfast Tart Impress your loved one this Valentines with this beautiful Tart for a relaxed and indulgent Breakfast/Brunch. You can mix and match the toppings, white pudding, chopped cooked sausage or mushrooms all work well. This is also the perfect breakfast or brunch option when entertaining guests (double the recipe … Continue reading