Spicy Eggs

Spicy Eggs

January has started nice and slowly for me this year, work is easing itself in which is perfect, I take a while to readjust. I decided to book flights to London for the end of the month weekend break with …

Oliebollen

Oliebollen

Happy New Year!!

Today is the last day of 2017, which of course has gone by in a whirlwind. This year was filled with a lot of firsts and new achievements for us personally and as a company.
I’m excited …

Mushroom Udon

Mushroom Udon

We’ve booked our next trip to Asia a couple of months ago!! This time we are arriving in Seoul Korea and departing from Tokyo Japan. We visited Japan in 2015 (previous post shows some images taken during the trip) and …

Japan

Japan

Our first visit to Japan was Spring time 2015, a year and a half later and I’m uploading pictures from the trip, I’d like to say this isn’t typical. Part of the reason is because I wasn’t sure anyone was …

Grilled Peach & Rocket Salad

Grilled Peach & Rocket Salad

This recipe is something to say farewell to Summer with as this Friday is the first day of Autumn and I couldn’t be happier. I do love a bit of nice weather but growing up in one of the most …

Boterkoek

Boterkoek

Boterkoek or simply Butter Cake is a Dutch recipe that I make so regularly. It’s fairly common to get a little cube of this with a cup of coffee if you are in The Netherlands, and a lot of people …

Leek & Spinach Rigatoni

Leek & Spinach Rigatoni

Midweek meals tend to be the recipes I struggle with most. Trying to find the right balance of wholesome, quick and above all else tasty can be a little hard when you are away from work all day. I tend …

Liquorice Ice Cream & Pumpkin Puree

Liquorice Ice Cream & Pumpkin Puree

I have a love/hate relationship with Liquorice. Living in Scandinavia and The Netherlands has made me used to seeing it pop up in unusual mixtures and places. I’ve become used to eating a general looking sweet and discovering the strong …

Courgette/Zucchini Gratin

Courgette/Zucchini Gratin

In just a little over 2 weeks, Rob and I are heading on a 2 week holiday to JAPAN! I am beyond excited, as we have this holiday booked for about 9 months and it’s finally creeping around the corner. …

Blackberry Porridge

Blackberry Porridge

Another porridge recipe, I know but I just damn well love the stuff. It’s so versatile where you can really add anything to it, although I haven’t gone savory because that just doesn’t look right and we have risotto for …

Cheesy Broccoli & Pesto Soup

Cheesy Broccoli & Pesto Soup

At the moment, the weather still seems to be on the Wintery side of things but it’s a lot less rainy here in Ireland than it was in previous weeks but saying that I still can’t kick my comforting soup …

Finnish Karelian pies

Finnish Karelian pies

A few years ago while Rob and I were travelling around Finland, we were having breakfast in a quaint cafe around Tampere. I saw these little pies on the display counter and wondered what they were so decided to order …

Kerstkransjes ~ Christmas Wreaths

Kerstkransjes ~ Christmas Wreaths

These Kerstkransjes are one of the prettiest Dutch Christmas biscuits out there. I always love making them as the flavour is really buttery and simple but they can double up as a Christmas decoration.

I’ve used the same cutter as …

Chocolate Pepper Gingerbread

Chocolate Pepper Gingerbread

It’s December!! I’m so excited for this Christmas, my sister is coming home to Ireland from the states with her husband and her beautiful baby Robin, who I haven’t met and squeezed yet. So our Christmas is going from generally …

Quinoa, Oat, & Chia Porridge

Quinoa, Oat, & Chia Porridge

I bloody love breakfast, I just really don’t understand when people just skip it? Like, how?! The odd thing is, I’m really not a morning person, I love when I actually get up early but the majority of the time …

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

linzer cookiesI went to Linz with my brother Michael when I was around 16, he was on Erasmus in Austria and I went over to visit for a few days. I don’t remember much about the city apart from that they …

Prawn Kroketten

Prawn Kroketten

Rob misses quite a bit of Dutch food from time to time, so we like to recreate some of the typical dutch food that you can’t get here in Ireland. Sometimes the ingredients can be quite hard or impossible to …

Baguettes

Baguettes

Damn, I love making bread. Just that smell and the first slice with a little bit of salty butter is just like no other. Although, I have never attempted to make baguettes until this week it’s something that I have …

Arlettes

Arlettes

Arlettes. Something I have never heard of or seen before Wednesday nights second episode of great british bake off. I decided to give the technical challenge a go because I have never even heard of them never mind ventured to …

4 Ingredient Walnut Cake

4 Ingredient Walnut Cake

Tcha, 4 ingredients! I love recipes that I don’t have to go to the store to make. If I wake up and realise I want to bake and can just jump straight into it, I’m happy.

This is a traditional …

Dutch Kruidnoten

Dutch Kruidnoten

As Rob is Dutch and I am Irish we end up celebrating each others Holidays and traditions, mainly just the fun ones as neither of us are religious or from religious families. December ends up being a busy month for

Nutty Caramel Tart

Nutty Caramel Tart

I tasted a tart in my favourite cafe in one of my favourite cities in Europe last Spring, Helin & Voltaire is a beautiful cafe in the stunning Djurgården park in Stockholm. It was a simple short base with a

Food with Friends

Food with Friends

When I have friends over for a meal, I have a simple philosophy that I like to stick to. Do a few things and do them well without putting too much strain on yourself. A dinner party should be easy …

Taste of Meath 2014

Taste of Meath 2014

Taste of Meath was the first of hopefully many events to follow. It took place last weekend at Oldbridge, Battle of the Boyne Centre in Co.Meath which I didn’t even know existed until we arrived on Saturday morning. We were …

Real Danish Pastries

Real Danish Pastries

I always thought I knew what a danish pastry was, I was wrong. That dry raisin swirl covered in gloppy icing was all a lie!!
Funnily enough the Danes call their Danish pastry a Vienna pastry…. just to make things …

Scandinavian Trip III – Copenhagen

Scandinavian Trip III – Copenhagen

Copenhagen was one of our most anticipated cities to visit on the trip. Although, it was my first time and it was actually Rob’s 2nd visit to the Capital we both had a lot of things we wanted to see. …

Kanelbullar/Cinnamon Buns

Kanelbullar/Cinnamon Buns

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Kanelbullar should be on the Swedish Flag, they are everywhere! When you arrive at the airport you can even smell them. When I first moved over to Sweden, my friend Martin gave me 20SEK to buy my first cinnamon bun …

Scandinavia Part II – Gothenburg & Malmö

Scandinavia Part II – Gothenburg & Malmö

This was our first visit to Gothenburg/Göteborg, so we didn’t really know what to expect when planning our trip. We decided to Couch Surf while we were there (hospitality exchange through social media) so with the help of our hosts …

Semla

Semla

Semlor

These cardamom yeasted buns are a unique treat for Sweden. They are one of the prettiest things that you can see lined up in a bakery window, all ready for Fika time.

There are a few steps to making …

Scandanavia Part I – Stockholm

Scandanavia Part I – Stockholm

Rob and I went on a trip to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, and Copenhagen last month. It’s been a trip that has been on our minds since we met (which was in Stockholm) about 3 years ago.  So we finally saved …

Banana & Chocolate Toffee Puddings with added Saltiness

Banana & Chocolate Toffee Puddings

The Irish love a Sticky Toffee Pudding… although they think they do. It goes hand in hand with a well done steak in my snobby eyes.

Here’s why, the majority of the time it’s a regular sponge with some toffee …

Irish Scones and Itchy Feet

Irish Scones and Itchy Feet

My mum gave me her recipe for scones while I was living away, i used it quite frequently but since I’ve come home I’ve stopped making them as much. I don’t know whether it’s due to having an overdose of …

Mixed Berry Lattice Pie

Mixed Berry Lattice Pie

Autumn is a tarty season… not that there are loads of young lassys pottering around in skimpy dresses.
No No, this is the buttery crust filled with berry kind…. the kind i personally prefer.

I got into the tart making …

Red onion and Thyme Sausage Rolls

Red onion and Thyme Sausage Rolls

There’s are a small amount of processed foods that don’t really taste much better or make a big difference when you make them from scratch at home. Sausage Rolls do NOT follow this rule.

I’m not a sausage roll fan, …

Mille-feuille in the sun, how fancy

Mille-feuille in the sun, how fancy

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I’m living at home in Ireland for the foreseeable future, and what a summer to move back to. I have to admit that i’m really not the best person in the heat…it makes me really grumpy and uncomfortable but it …

Fishy Pie, Appley Crumble and Sneeuw

Fishy Pie, Appley Crumble and Sneeuw

20cm of snow and -17° drop over night was a bit of a shock. It still takes me a bit of time to adjust to extreme temperatures like this even though I’ve been living through them in different areas for …

Carrot cake for Queensday

Carrot cake for Queensday

Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes to make. It’s different to most other cakes where the main ingredients are usually milk, eggs, and flour and a dabble of something else. In this cake, the texture from the carrots …