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kitchen view of my new house in Carlow, Ireland, December 2016

Setting up my new Kitchen

I recently bought a house, so for the last while I’ve been working on getting it ready and moving my stuff into it. As someone who enjoys cooking getting the kitchen setup the way I want is key. The house I’ve been in for the last 13 years has a very spacious kitchen, but it […]

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Tefal actifry

Misbehaving With The Actifry

I bought an Actifry several years ago. It’s a nice device and solves a problem for me: chips without using a deep fat fryer. I’ve never liked deep fat friers. Unless you change the oil regularly they are really disgusting. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy fries, but I try to avoid cooking with […]

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Kalita Wave Coffee Dripper

I am a self-confessed coffee addict. Unless and until I’ve had a cup (or two) of coffee I don’t really feel like my day has started. Over the years I’ve tried pretty much every type of coffee making contraption that exists. However recently I acquired a Kalita wave coffee dripper. It’s almost like going back […]

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sistema microwave soup mug

Microwave Your Soup (Or Stew) Easily

I’ll freely admit to being mildly addicted to kitchen gadgets and gizmos. Any time I’m in a reasonable sized mall in the US I end up in the kitchen department of Macy’s or in the local “Sur la Table” One of the things I picked up on a recent trip was this microwave friendly soup […]

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