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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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Wanted: Pasta Recipes For One & OO Flour

As I mentioned yesterday, I now have a pasta machine. Yay! To make “proper” pasta you’re supposed to use OO flour, but from what I can gather it’s not readily available in most Irish supermarkets. If anyone knows of suppliers please let me know! In the interim I’ll probably use “strong flour” or another variant […]

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Simple steak salad

Steak Salad

I’ve been back in Ireland for a couple of days and I’m trying my best to “behave”. That means eating a relatively healthy breakfast (Alpen muesli without added sugar washed down with coffee) and having lunch in the canteen at work. In the evening I’m back to cooking, so I’ve been eating plenty of fresh […]

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porcini funghi pasta sauce

Some Tasty Fresh Pasta And Sauce

I don’t normally shop in Dunnes Stores. I find the range of products they have on offer a bit lacking compared to SuperQuinn and the quality of their meat and vegetables leaves quite a bit to be desired. The other evening, however, I needed to get some shopping, as I’d been travelling for a couple […]

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Irish made spicy lentil soup

Tasty Irish Soups

One of the downsides to eating “properly” is that while you can change what you eat, you can’t add hours to the day .. So, for me at least, lunch has to be a relatively simple option. What that means is that most days I opt for soup with some bread (wholemeal of course). Over […]

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Supermarkets Don’t Like Singles

Supermarkets seem to hate single people. They probably aren’t really aware that they hate us, but they obviously do. Apart from a couple of exceptions, such as Marks & Spencers, most supermarkets assume that there are at least two people eating their food. Want some chicken? It’s a pack for two? Want a bit of […]

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