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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

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 to see

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

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

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

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

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

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 small

I 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

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

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. 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 make

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

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 mixture

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 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

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

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

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 these buns,

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