In my head, pancakes are about the most decadent thing you can eat for breakfast. Whether we’re talking about fluffy stacks of American style mofos drowning in maple syrup or petite little crépes stuffed full of Nutella. So, I was delighted when my Ballymapal (Maureen) introduced me to these beauties. They are simple to make, … [Read more…]


Inspired by my good friend ‘Brown-Haired Rachel’ (not to be confused with ‘Eyelashes Rachel’), I whipped up a batch of Limoncello this afternoon. It should be ready to drink in a few weeks, but will be even better by summer. I will be having it drizzled over sorbet, while lounging elegantly on my balcony, with my … [Read more…]

Banana and almond milk porridge

Porridge always strikes me as a winter dish, but if you add fresh berries to it, it becomes a summer favourite! The addition of banana when cooking also adds a nice sweetness as does the light almond milk (check the link here to make your own). Feel free to replace the almond milk with regular milk … [Read more…]

Almond Milk

Nut milks have become very fashionable recently. Most coffee shops will allow you to avoid dairy altogether and opt for almond milk or hazelnut milk, which is a great development for lactose intolerant types and vegans. Studies have shown that people in some parts of the world cannot digest lactose at all. There are evolutionary … [Read more…]

Vintage Chowder

This dish is inspired by my absolute favourite restaurant in Dublin (and possibly the world): The Vintage Kitchen. It’s a tiny little restaurant with an open kitchen beside Mulligans pub (best Guinness in Dublin according to yer man). They have a very small menu which changes regularly, and focuses on great ingredients and straight forward … [Read more…]

Elderflower Cordial

This is another recipe that brings me back to my childhood. My Mum and Granny have been making it for years. My most vivid memory of it is sitting in my Granny’s back garden with a big jug. She would add ice, sparkling water and very finely chopped chunks of lemon (skin on), which you could munch … [Read more…]