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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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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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More Kitchen Gadgets!

When I tried to make pasta for the first time a couple of weeks ago I immediately ran into a small, yet quite annoying problem. Being able to roll out pastry requires a rolling pin. Sure, I was able to use a wine bottle, but it’s not exactly ideal. So I added a rolling pin […]

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