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Weekend Breakfasts

During the week it’s often hard to find the time and energy to prepare a proper breakfast. I often find myself misbehaving and grabbing a bacon roll. Yes, it’s not the “right” kind of start to the day, but it’s still better than no breakfast at all. Come the weekend, however, and I can take […]

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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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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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Bank Holiday Monday Brunch Cooking

Today is a holiday in Ireland, so most of us weren’t working. A day like today is like an extended weekend, so I was able to to spend a little more time in bed and also to make a more elaborate breakfast than I would do on a “normal” day. Last night I’d cooked a […]

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Grilling Vegetables

Simple, healthy and so so tasty.. Grilled vegetables. This evening I did a red pepper, a few mushrooms and an onion. Grilling them on the George Foreman grill is pretty easy. You can give them a bit more flavour by adding some mixed herbs. You don’t need to use any oil, as fresh vegetables have […]

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Starting the Day With Omelette

Starting the day “right” is key. I find that if I’ve had a “proper” breakfast of some kind that things just work better over all. But ordinarily I wouldn’t go to the trouble of making myself an omelette first thing in the morning. I tend to leave omelettes for when I’m staying in hotels and […]

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