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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

Cookies for Christmas

Cookies for Christmas ! All those picture perfect families on American TV shows are constantly baking cookies for birthdays, parties and Christmas. When I was a kid my mother never made cookies, or gingerbread men or anything resembling them. Cookies or biscuits for us were custard creams or Marietta with a bit of butter on them. Continue reading

Mincemeat Pinwheels

Christmas is that time of year when driven by either guilt of not calling before or genuine festive feelings, you find your home invaded by a random series of unannounced guests. Among these guests one in particular can be found. She is what I like to call ‘The Bree Van de Kamp’ and she lives in every estate across the country.  Continue reading