Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Food has this mystical ability to conjure up with it a whole variety of memories and associated feelings. For me, this soup always reminds me of the warm blanket that is the kindness and thoughtfulness of friendship, having first had…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Stock; the mothering life agent of so many sauces. The curer of illness and the base source of wellness. The heart of soups and risottos, it’s the soul in your bouillon and the pep in your Boulangère. It’s the core…

Review: Tartare, Galway

Review: Tartare, Galway

Beckett’s “We are all born mad” in fluorescent neon pink adorns the wall in Tartare, Galway’s newest venture by chef JP McMahon and Drigin Gaffey. Perhaps this is a proclamation from the pair, leaving the perceived safety nest of Massimo…

Christmas Wine Recommendations 2017

Christmas Wine Recommendations 2017

Christmas is certainly a time for embracing the familiar, treating ourselves to what we know and love best. And yet while a time of indulgence it also represents an opportunity to try out something new. The problem arises however when…

Food Producer Series – Old Farm

Food Producer Series – Old Farm

3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days later we had 42 baby pigs and we were suddenly in the pig farming business – Margaret O’Farrell Making our way up the drive we pass by a sign that reads, “Slow down,…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Heart-warming isn’t always synonymous with healthy. When we think of comfort food we often evoke images of rich sauces, gravies, smooth buttery mash potato and puddings laden with equal amounts of decadence and guilt. Then there are dishes that cross…

Food on the Edge 2017: A Reaction

Food on the Edge 2017: A Reaction

Action is the bridge between intentions and reality… Intentions are lovely but actions are stronger – Margot Janse In opening with Dominic MacSorely, CEO of Concern international, this year’s Food on the Edge symposium made a clear statement of the…

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

The air remains temperate echoing of the long yearned for but seldom bestowed summer but the night draws closer still, expelling its cooler breath and reminding us of impending winter. It’s the beginning of autumn and with it comes the…

Classic Victoria Sponge

Classic Victoria Sponge

Sometimes it’s just about the simple things. When the complexities of life take over we often turn toward the constant, assuredness of what we can rely on, the comfort and satisfaction of a humble classic. You can always trust on…

Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale Recommendations

Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale Recommendations

This Thursday 3rd August, Aldi is launching its Aldi Lovers Wine Sale, a collection of diverse and interesting wines from around the world. In a collection consisting of 5 sparkling, 6 whites, and 12 reds coming from well known countries…