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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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Ham For Adults Only?

Spotted in Aldi, Carlow this evening. Yes, that’s jamón serrano, which is Spanish cured ham. They’re selling a full size leg and miniature version in Aldi, which includes the ham holder stand and the knife. I suspect that they’ve labelled the ham as “over 18” because of the knife that’s included in the package. However […]

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Sleeping Better With Milk?

I take melatonin to counteract jet lag. It works pretty well, though it’s not a 100% fix for the horrible waking up in the middle of the night problem that you get when you are timezone challenged. While I’ll freely admit that I don’t get enough sleep most of the time, it’s not due to […]

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chilli and herbs

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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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 Brews including O'Hara's Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company

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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