Monthly Archives: November 2010

Texan Chilli Beef – Winter Warmers Cookalong

It’s taken me a while to write up this post for the Irish Foodies Winter Warmer Cookalong, there always seems to be something else going on and I kept putting it aside so when I noticed on Facebook that December’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake – A Toy Show Treat!

It’s that time of year again! Time when children all over Ireland are allowed to stay up late, sat down in front of the television to watch the Late Late Toy Show on RTE1 and make those final adjustments to their … Continue reading

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Food Dudes

For the past couple of weeks child #1 has been taking part in the Food Dudes programme in school.  Food Dudes is a healthy eating programme that was developed by the University of Wales in Bangor to encourage kids to … Continue reading

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I Love Curry by Anjum Anand (Quadrille Publishing)

  If there is one thing that I would say I’m not very good at cooking it would be curry.  I have tried (and failed!) so many times that I’ve lost count.  So you can imagine how delighted I was … Continue reading

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Christmas Cake – The one where Catherine Leyden rang me..

Now that Halloween is out of the way, we can officially mention the “C” word, right? I know a lot of people have already made a start on their Christmas baking, for me this is my first year so I decided … Continue reading

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Ideal Homes & Celebrity Chefs…

  Two weeks ago, myself and the family got into the car and headed off on an epic journey to the RDS for the Ideal Homes Show.  When I say epic, I mean what should have taken around 1½ hours … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and Ginger Jam

I’ve been quite lucky this year in that I know a few people who grow different fruits that they don’t actually want/need and so they have passed them on to me over the last few months.  One of the first being … Continue reading

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The chicken obsession continues…

  I might have mentioned that we’re thinking of getting hens.  One day last week, I brought the kids over to visit a friend of ours and to see her hens.  She’s had them a while but hadn’t named them (she just shouts … Continue reading

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