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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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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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Russian fudge yoghurt

Decadent Yoghurt

From time to time it’s good to treat yourself to something truly decadent. I like yoghurt, so when I come across new product ranges I like to try them out. A recent discovery is Russian fudge yoghurt. It’s made by “The Collective“, which originally started in New Zealand, but is now available in Ireland and […]

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flavoured-coffee

More Adventures in Flavoured Coffee

I’ve been trying out different flavoured coffees over the last few months. Why? Because they’re tasty. Is it sacrilege? I don’t think so. Yesterday I picked up 3 different flavours of coffee from a local shop: vanilla Macadamian nut Bavarian chocolate – I’ve no idea why Bavaria would be associated with chocolate, but I thought […]

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uncle-ben-rice-time

Semi-healthy Convenience Food

When I’m in the office these days I prefer to bring my own lunch rather than eat in the canteen. There’s nothing wrong with the canteen, but I like cooking in the evening, so having a large lunch would be a bad idea.. So for lunch I try to vary things as much as possible. […]

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split pea soup

Exploring Different Flavour Soups

While I’d love to be able to make my own soup every single day it’s not going to happen just yet .. Even a “simple” soup requires preparation time and I haven’t quite got to that stage yet. So for the moment I try to keep it “interesting” by choosing as wide a variety of […]

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