Recipe: Smoked Mackerel Salad

One of the things I’ve noticed while looking for information about dairy-free diets is that most recipes and blogs specifically identified as dairy-free are aimed at vegans. I have nothing against the vegan lifestyle, and respect people who feel it is the best option for them, however having been a vegetarian for three years, I … Continue reading

Steamed Mussel Pasta

A while ago, I heard that the nice people behind Cully & Sully are running a competition. Now, Cully & Sully are actually a brand close to my heart. They launched (or perhaps more accurately, became available in my local Superquinn) back when I was sitting my Leaving Cert. And, caught up in the hype … Continue reading

Five Spice Salmon with Noodles; Mango and Pepper Salsa

I’d like to pretend that my recent absence from the blogosphere was due to a number of fascinating real-world commitments, which entirely monopolised my free-time but will make excellent dinner-party conversation for years to come. Unfortunately, the real reason is tragically mundane: my laptop died. The grieving period was short however, and I managed to … Continue reading

Bloggers Delight: Part 2

Dinner is a fantastic website that highlights some of the great value to be had in supermarkets and restaurants around the country. Last week, the mentioned Superquinn’s 50th Birthday Celebrations, which has special offers on a wide range of items across the store, including on a strange product called ‘Rainbow Trout Seabass’. My student instincts … Continue reading

About as close to Thailand as I’ll be for a while…

steamed sea bass

[In this part of the post, I’d like you to take a moment to imagine that an ash-spewing volcano is all that’s coming between me and a trip to Thailand. Thank you, Iceland.] Not quite as artistically arranged as Jamie’s There’s a lot I could say about this dish. I could say in general, steamed … Continue reading

Saffron Fish Stew


    I feel like I can’t in good faith cook Easter Sunday dinner until I’ve blogged about Friday’s dinner. It was that good. The recipe came from my current favourite cookbook, Ravinder Bhogal’s Cook in Boots. It’s rare that you find a cook book that consistently produces rave-worthy food, but this is mine. It’s … Continue reading