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Cheese on Toast With Onion & Tomatoes

When I was growing up cheese on toast was a staple. However when I moved overseas in the early 1990s I stopped eating it. Why? Well two reasons really: Sliced bread is common in the UK and Ireland. It isn’t in France, Italy or Spain Most cookers in France, Italy and Spain don’t have grills […]

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Irish Food Isn’t Boring

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the last couple of years it’s that Irish food is far from boring. Sure, you can choose to eat boring Irish food that lacks imagination, but if you want to you can find good and interesting cuisine on your doorstep. Earlier this week a couple of us had […]

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Cooking Kale With Other Vegetables

I was on the road for several weeks in October. While I enjoyed the trip and I really enjoyed getting to have genuine Mexican food in Mexico City, I missed not being able to cook for myself. Sure I could have stayed in an AirBnB for some of the time and cooked my own meals, […]

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Mexican Food Overload

I was in Mexico City last week. While I’ve no idea how many calories were involved over the course of the 5 or 6 days I was in the city, the quality of the food was exceptional. Here are a few shots to illustrate:   I haven’t been near a weighing scales yet, but I […]

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Getting My Chilli On

I like cooking with chilli. Generally I try to grab a pack of fresh chillis once a week and use them (in moderation) to add a bit of heat and flavour to soups and pasta dishes. While browsing the other evening I came across an article talking about a specific type of chilli. Aleppo chilli. […]

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Exploring Carlow Environs By Bike

For the last couple of months I’ve been cycling in and out of work and around the town. The distances I’m covering every week aren’t exactly amazing in terms of burning calories etc., So this weekend I decided I’d do a bit more. The Barrow river flows through Carlow town and the old tow path […]

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Cheese Meets Beer

On a recent shopping expedition I came across an interesting cheese. It’s an Irish cheese made with beer, or washed with beer from the Little Milk Company. The official description piqued my interest: A semi-soft cow’s milk cheese with made by Knockdrinna using Organic milk from the Little Milk Company, and rind-washed in Irish Craft […]

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