Friday, 29 March 2013

The Tart is in the Pie ". Mixed Berry, Cherry & Almond Clafoutis "

CLAFOUTIS is a Classic French batter pudding from the Limoges region of France . A crisp and light batter, studded with Colourful & refreshing fruits . It is best served warm to bring out the flavours of the fruits fully. Cherries are traditional but most fruits can be used , such as Apples , Apricots , Pears, Prunes, Plums, Rhubarb or Mixed Berries.
Here, I am adding ground Almonds to the batter which gives this dessert a wonderfully, nutty flavour & makes an attractive dinner party dessert . As featured in Easy Food Magazine... June 2013

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

CHOCOLATES " Guilty Pleasures "

CHOCOLATES gives Pleasure , it is food for the soul and is sensuous by it's very nature. It is intended to arouse passion and be provocative . We give Chocolates as Birthdays and Anniversary gifts , we make Chocolate cakes for Celebrations , Impress our dinner guests with lavish Chocolate desserts , Boost our flagging energy mid morning with a Chocolate Cookie or gooey Muffin and sooth our souls at bedtime with a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate .
Now , what with Easter round the corner , here are a few of my recipes ideal for this occasion .

" HAPPY EASTER " to all of you and Enjoy as much Chocolates as you wish , Life is too short to feel guilty .

Friday, 22 March 2013

Sunshine on a plate..... Middle Eastern Chicken Tagine & Herb Couscous

"Middle Eastern Tagine & Herb Couscous"
A steaming plate of Couscous is always sure to evoke memories of holidays in Marrakesh or some other parts of North Africa .
Close your eyes ... Picture the rolling hills of Morocco ... Feel the heat on your face and allow your nostrils to quiver with the pungent smells of the spices, drifting from the souk... Instantly an aromatic Tagine , rich with herbs, spices and fruits & Fluffy, light and moist Couscous Spring to mind .

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Irish Times Magazine .... Saturday 9th March 2013

Irish Times Magazine ... Food file.. TRUE CHRACTERS ... with Marie- Claire Digby


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

THE PURTY KITCHEN , South Dublin's best kept secret . @purtykitchen

"The Purty Kitchen " in Monkstown is Dublin's newest gastropub and definitely it's best kept secret .

Serving Bistro Classics with flair, head chef James Winans aim is to present contemporary casual dining at it's best , using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and at very affordable prices .

With it's dark wood finish, large windows providing plenty of natural light , subtle music , it is a really pleasant space and appeared to be a  popular spot to while away the hours over a long lazy lunch with friends in a relaxed atmosphere . The staff were agreeable and more than obliging and knowledgeable when it came to enquiries relating to the menu . A good sign as it shows that they have tasted the food .