Kitchen Hoarder Mincemeat

Nov 21, 2012 by

During my recent kitchen makeover I had to clear out my cupboards and drawers.  What a revelation that turned out to be.  I...

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Foraging in my Day

Aug 24, 2012 by

Ripe blackberries in hedgerow When we were kids my father used to drive us up into fields near the Dublin Mountains to pick...

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Gooseberry and Elderflower

Jun 27, 2012 by

Gooseberries are ripening at the moment and the elderflower is in full bloom and smells amazing.  It has the most heady, sweet...

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Time for Tea with Lemon Curd C...

Mar 27, 2012 by

When I was a child we had our main meal in the middle of the day, but this changed when we all started school.  But at the...

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Marmalade Time

Jan 14, 2012 by

It’s that time of year again when the Seville oranges appear in the fruit and veg shops all around the country.  The...

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Take the pain out of making ja...

Aug 15, 2011 by

I spent years making jam without ever having a jam thermometer.  I managed and my jam set.  But since I have got one the...

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