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

Eat like an Italian!

I have a great fondness for Italian food.  I think it has an integrity to it, an honesty that celebrates the provenance of it’s origins and this is something that all food producers should take seriously.   My husband and I spent a few years travelling and working overseas on cruise liners before we got … Continue reading

Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is almost upon us and I have wonderful childhood memories of this time of year. I love pancakes and we had many a fun evening watching my mam expertly flipping pancakes and then drowning them in lemon juice and caster sugar. My brother, sister and I used to fight over the first pancake … Continue reading

Easy Muesli

It is so often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day yet it so often gets forgotten. I’m a big fan of breakfast, whether it’s a big stack of American style pancakes with syrup oozing seductively down the sides or an indulgent and always satisfying full Irish. Most days however, elaborate … Continue reading