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Recipe Rewind – Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon and apple are basically the Cagney and Lacey of muffins

I love cinnamon in baked goods, and apple and cinnamon are a match made in baking heaven.  With that in mind I whipped up a batch of apple and cinnamon muffins.  Here’s what you need to know to make about 12 of your own. Continue reading

4th of July Baileys Smores

Its that time of year to be dazzled by all things red, white and blue for 4th of July celebrations. Ireland it seems is embracing more than ever our American friend’s holiday just as they have taken to heart our St. Patrick’s day.  To make use of our recent BBQ weather I’ve taken a bit of Ireland and a bit of America and combined them to make Baileys Smores.  The idea came to me when a wonderful Irish/American friend baked me some (non-alcoholic) smores. This version are incredibly tasty, dipped in booze and bound to be a hit with everyone. Continue reading

The Restaurant

(FLASHBACK) The Restaurant -The Night I Was (Drunk) On The TV

Since The Restaurant TV show is back on screens Thursday March 23rd, sure I thought I would re-post this little piece about my experience last year.

Back in August 2015, myself and the lovely Caitriona from Wholesome Ireland had the pleasure of filming an episode of Aldi The Restaurant. It was an absolute funfest from start to finish.  Naturally we had to keep quiet on who our celebrity chef was, but of course everyone now knows it was Pippa O’Connor. Continue reading

Fallon & Byrne Eggs Benedict & Brisket Brunch

There are so many good things to say about Fallon and Byrne, I’m sure anyone who has visited will wholeheartedly agree with me. There’s the outrageously gorgeous food hall where I want to buy everything and of course the superb wine cellar which is every wine lovers dream. Continue reading

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.

Conor was awake when it came. He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare.

It was the nightmare that Conor (Lewis MacDougall) refused to acknowledge. The one he dared not think about. The one that summoned the monster and the one the monster called ‘his truth‘.

Everything changed when his mother (Felicity Jones) got sick. For so long it was just the two of them. His father lived in America with his new family. The once frequent calls were now few and far between. It wasn’t just his home life that changed when his mother got sick.  Conor’s school life changed too.  First there were whispers. Then there was bullying. Worst off all there was silence and feeling invisible. Continue reading

Honey Vodka Shots

While Winter brings us the festive season, it also brings with it cold and flu. Even worse, it brings the dreaded and deadly manflu. A very rare strain of the ‘regular’ flu which has been known to strike down even the manliest of men. Many (men) describe the symptoms of manflu has being similar to that of child-birth. Personally I suspect it is worse. I’ve had the manflu and I’ve had to take to the bed for days with nothing but Netflix and prayers to see me through. The solution? Honey Vodka Shots. Continue reading

Spiced Apple Warmers

Long before the words ‘craft cider’ become trendy, the word cider conjured up the memory of cheap brown 2 litre plastic bottles and teenage hangovers.  Ireland however has come on leaps and bounds and embraced the humble apple for all it is worth.  Craft cider is now a big market and I’ll be the first to admit, I’m quite a fan of it. With that in mind I’ve put together some spiced apple warmers. Continue reading