Candied apples

by admin on November 3, 2010

Christmas is approaching fast so I thought I would give you the recipe for candied apples (which in all fairness are great all year round). Although there is a fair bit of sugar used in this recipe, I do believe they are a great and healthier alternative to other Christmas treats.

Before you read on though, I would just like to ask for two seconds of your time to help me win a stay at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, which has been a dream of mine for years. I have entered a cooking competition with a delicious Thai green curry, which is a family recipe passed on to me by my mum, who comes from Thailand. All you need to do is to click here and press the like button just about the photo of me with my dish (I know I look a bit silly but hopefully it will catch the attention of Cully & Sully, the company behind the competition). Thanks for your support.

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Pot roast quail with a creamy chanterelle sauce

by admin on September 14, 2010

Pot roast quail is a great dish to serve when you are hosting a dinner party, but it is equally good for a mid-week meal, as this recipe is very little work with much achievement.

This recipe for pot roast quail with a creamy chanterelle sauce does not take much more than half an hour to make and it looks almost great served on top of mashed potatoes with the sauce poured on top.

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Smoked trout mousse

by admin on August 25, 2010

Smoked trout mousse is a quick and easy dish, which is great on small pieces of bread and served as canapés, but it also makes a lovely lunch served on top of a slice of rye bread or other brown bread and drizzled with lemon juice.

You can also chose to serve the smoked trout mousse as a starter by shaping the mousse into the shape of an egg with the help of two spoons dipped in water. Serve the mousse on top of a crispy salad with a few lemon wedges and some bread on the side.

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Coq au vin blanc

August 21, 2010

Coq au vin is without a doubt one of my favorites among the French bistro dishes. It’s quite a simple dish containing mushrooms, onions, wine, herbs and of course a chicken or, if you want to be traditional, a rooster. Each on their own, these ingredients just mentioned are all things, I always love to […]

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Banana cake with chocolate ganache and walnuts

August 19, 2010

I believe that many keen home cooks, like me, have a certain cake they cook over and over again. For me, this cake has for the last couple of years been the almost famous chocolate mud cake. It is the cake former colleagues still rave about and its the cake my mum asks me to […]

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Chili con carne

August 17, 2010

Chili con carne is a simple yet delicious dish, which can be changed to fit what ever ingredients you might have at hand, your time, your budget and possible wishes of sneaking vegetables into the daily meal without picky children or spouses noticing. Make a double portion now you’re at it, as it freezes very […]

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Cheese cake with blueberry syrup

August 13, 2010

As with so many other things in the culinary world, there are a million ways to cook the always popular cheese cake. Sometimes baked, sometimes eaten uncooked. Sometimes with gelatine, sometimes without. Some recipes use cream or mascarpone cheese, while others stick to creme fraiche mixed with cream cheese. The latter, along with sugar and […]

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Irish stew

August 10, 2010

With my connection to Ireland it is only right that one of the first recipes on this blog is of the most famous of Irish dishes – outside of Ireland at least. Irish stew is a wonderful dish containing stewed lamb, carrots, onion and potatoes. It is simple food, when it is best, and although […]

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Seriously chocolatey chocolate muffins

July 31, 2010

Sometimes a girl just gotta eat chocolate. Don’t ask me how or why – that is just the way it is. The day I made the muffins pictured above was one such day and although I had already bought blueberries to whip up some  blueberry muffins, my chocolate craving forced me to ransack the kitchen […]

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Rhubarb Cake

July 8, 2010

Although the rhubarb season is coming to an end in a few weeks (and the best rhubarb is actually harvested in the early rhubarb season in May and June) I thought I might share this recipe for one of my favorites among all the cakes I have made so far this summer, whilst blissfully ignoring […]

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