Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Our little country took a battering yesterday from hurricane Ophelia. The wind was howling, it was miserable to look out at and all we wanted to do was curl up under a blanket and warm our bellies with a nice soup. Thankfully our electricity stayed on long enough for me to make a curried butternut […]

Classic Italian Bruschetta

Tomatoes are in season and my basil plants are blooming so last night I made these tasty classic Italian bruschettas. I first tasted this Italian classic while sitting in a courtyard restaurant on holiday in Sorrento. We were welcomed by a deconstructed overflowing bruschetta platter. Full of fresh tomatoes and basil, warm toasted breads and whole garlic […]

Pea Asparagus and Parmesan Risotto

On a recent stroll through my Mam’s vegetable patch I spotted these little asparagus shooting up. Asparagus planted from seed take 3 years to become productive so we are thrilled that the long wait is finally over. Spring is one of my favourite times of year for cooking because there are so many fruits and vegetables coming into […]

Orange and Pomegranate Couscous Salad

While pomegranate is in season I try to add it to everything. It is gorgeous over porridge for breakfast and even over meringues and ice cream for dessert. One of my favourite recipes is this orange and pomegranate couscous salad. It makes a light evening meal for 4 or a great side dish served with chicken or duck. […]