Meadows and Byrne reached out to me last week to ask how to best get through the cold winter weather in Ireland at the moment. Luckily, I do not have this problem basking in the Sydney sunshine! However, I was back in Ireland over Christmas and know all too well how it feels to be […]
I have never seen food disappear as fast as when I made these black pudding ‘sausage’ rolls! The fresh apple caramelises with the Ballymaloe relish to give it a beautiful contrast with the crisp pastry. You will have to try it for yourself!
The recipe for the quiche pastry is an extract from my soon-to-be-launched cookbook, Behind the Half door – Stories of Food and Folk. It is the easiest recipe in the world for pastry. No kneading, no blind baking, no effort at all! Keep an eye out for the book coming soon to Taste Ireland!
Odlums brown soda bread mix makes this recipes so easy! This recipe is inspired by one of the recipes in my soon-to-be-launched cookbook, Behind the Half Door – Stories of Food and Folk. In the book my co-author, Biddy, uses ginger in her signature soda bread and it is delicious! Look out for the book […]
I first came across this idea in a cafe in Limerick on a recent trip home. I could not believe it actually worked! I tried to re-create this 2 ways – by baking and frying. My team of taste-testers (otherwise known as roommates), much preferred the baked version, but if you prefer fried just cook […]
What could possibly be better than a no-bake-cake that takes 5 minutes to make and then pop in the fridge? Well the addition of caraWhat could possibly be better than a no-bake-cake that takes 5 minutes to make and then pop in the fridge? Well the addition of caramel in the golden crisp bar plus […]
One of my favourite meals at Christmas is potato gratin. You just can’t beat the creamy, cheesy, garlicky goodness! The Irish rashers are the cherry on top! 🙂
No Christmas dinner is complete without some delicious crunchy stuffing. Impress your Christmas guests by adding a taste of Ireland by topping it with Clonakilty white pudding. Paired with the herbs and pomegranate seeds, it is simply delicious!
We have a very special Christmas treat just for you! Kady and Biddy, authors of Behind the Half Door – Stories of Food and folk cookbook are giving us a sneak peak into the Christmas section of their new book. We hope you enjoy and you can find out more about this delicious hardback book […]
From the cosy kitchen of a tiny fisher man’s cottage, on the salty shores of Ireland, comes this enchanting collection of recipes and stories. With their fresh approach to Irish cuisine, let firm friends Biddy and Kady lead you behind the half door. You’ll want to curl up and get lost in their heartwarming tales of food and folk. The classic fare from their childhood, made with local ingredients from their villages, have inspired Biddy McLaughlin, journalist, and Kady O Connell, designer and photographer, to take pause from their busy lives. What has resulted is a truly remarkable patchwork of Irish history, emotion-filled interviews and authentic recipes that will nourish your soul.ORDER NOW
Sneak peak into Behind the Half Door cookbook