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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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omelette for breakfast

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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First Attempts at Homemade Soup

I’ve been meaning to make my own soups for some time, as I really don’t want to be buying things I can make myself. While a lot of the “healthy” soups out there are pretty good, they’re still going to have more salt in them than I really need. So yesterday I finally got round […]

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Pasta Making Second Attempt

My first attempt at making pasta wasn’t a “roaring success”, but as the saying goes “you live and learn”. This afternoon / evening I had a second go at it and tried my best to document it. Starting off right with the flour (sieved) and mixing it with the egg and oil: Last time round […]

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My First Attempt At Homemade Pasta

As I mentioned the other day, I now have a pasta machine, so I really wanted to get started making my own pasta. The one “blocker” I’d run up against, apart from my complete lack of experience, was sourcing the right kind of flour. Fortunately my local SuperQuinn stocks it, so I picked up some […]

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