Rhubarb Muffins

What is there to say about Rhubarb? It’s by definition a vegetable, it has poisonous leaves and it’s roots are used in Chinese medicine as a laxative.  (Less about bowel issues please, this is a food blog not an advice column on digestive maladies).  Rhubarb is lovely.  That is all.  Here is a recipe for … Continue reading

Lemon and Lime Madeira Cake

Summer is in it’s final days and many of us on this fair island are seeing it out with a foreboding sense of disappointment.  Without being too glum, it’s fair to say that Summer didn’t really arrive at all this year.  According to Met Eireann, it has been one of the coldest since records began. … Continue reading

Upside Down Rhubarb and Lemon Cake

Rhubarb is currently basking in it’s all it’s seasonal glory and there’s no better time to make the most of it. A couple of weeks ago, I visited the lovely Libby and Will O’Connell who, along with their little girl Ava, have a wonderful country store not far from Clonmel (Old Barracks in Lisronagh). They … Continue reading

Ridiculously Healthy Carrot Cake

I have had a recipe for healthy carrot cake floating around the vacant spaces of my mind for a while and yesterday I decided to put it into action. The cake has no butter, no sugar, is high in fibre and contains vegetables and fruit. It was one of those rare occasions where a somewhat … Continue reading

Blueberry Vanilla Sponge

In consideration of the fact that my last few recipes have been so terribly healthy and virtuous, I decided enough is enough and it’s time for cake. January is almost over, hip hip hooray. I want to kick it out the door like an annoying visitor who has long outstayed their welcome. With my dear … Continue reading