A Week of Feasting, Celebrations and New Toys

I didn’t have much cooking to do at all this week, which was actually quite nice. I ate out. A lot. So I’ll definitely need to do two diet days and not one in the week ahead. I’ve been on the 5:2 diet for a couple of years now to help me keep my weight…

Mexican Night Preparations Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a slow-cook chilli beef and a mojito inspired cheesecake I’d made and I hinted that the cheesecake in particular needed some tweaks and refinement. So, this weekend, as a practice run for my Mexican bistro night in June (which is now fully booked no less!), I made…

Speedy Spicy Supper No.2

I’ve just returned from a lovely overnight stay at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle Co. Down. It was really lovely – relaxing and indulgent and with some really nice food thrown in. I had no camera with me and my phone is tragically bad for photos, so I have no pics of the yummy…

Rescue Plan for a Stale Tiger Loaf

Pretty much every weekend I buy a loaf of Tiger Bread from my local supermarket giant. It generally doesn’t last too long with two teenage boys around who think any slice thinner than the Oxford English Dictionary is a sign that rationing’s been brought back into force. If, however we get to Sunday morning and…

Eating for a Healthy Body and a Healthy Mind

My hubby is a serial ‘project-initiator’. He’s never happy unless he’s got a project or six on the go and they often revolve around fundraising for charity. His latest venture combines his full-time job as a firefighter with his interest in mental wellbeing which comes from his ‘other’ job as a counsellor. It also manages…

A Simple, Speedy Storecupboard Supper

You know those nights when you get in from work later than you’d hoped, you want to squeeze a bit of exercise in before you eat and then, by the time you’re ready to eat, you can hardly be bothered cooking at all? I had one of those tonight. I was fully intent on getting…

A Feast for Friends

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A while ago I had a short trip to Macedonia with work. Not the ancient Macedonia in Greece, but the neighbouring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Not a place I ever expected or indeed desired to visit, but it was a very enjoyable trip and I learned a little about…

One for my Baby…

I have been utterly dire at blogging so far. Having set up the site almost a year ago and filled with good intentions, I discovered that I am very interested in cooking, baking and experimenting with food, but I am completely uninterested in and consequently rubbish at, taking pictures of it. A food blog doesn’t…

A summer of food

I’m really excited about the next couple of months as I have a few different food ‘events’ coming up. Along with my friend and colleague Lisa, as passionate a foodie as me (moreso in fact), I’ve signed up for two of the cookery classes at James St South in August. One on sauces (chosen by…