Category Archives: Starters

Guinness Brown Bread

Father’s Day Meal on TV3’s Sunday AM

Watch & get the recipes for Stout Brown Bread with Clogher Head Crab Claws here and Spatchcock Chicken with Saffron Aioli and Herby Roast Potatoes here

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Sunday AM May 22nd

Quesadillas & Scallop Ceviche on Sunday AM, TV3

I did a couple of very simple and fresh dishes on Sunday AM that are perfect for easy, light summer meals. Watch the Quesadillas here and the Scallop Ceviche here

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Tomato Soup

Spicy Tomato & Basil Soup

This is a really simple and quick Spicy Tomato & Basil Soup. A little spice is great to warm you up but you can leave it out if you wish. We made this at one of our Kid’s Cookery Camps and all the children loved it! Spicy Tomato & Basil Soup Ingredients: 1 onion, diced […]

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Garlic Scape Tempura Recipe

Dan Kelly’s Cider Garlic Scape Tempura

Drummond House Garlic in Baltray, Co. Louth have started growing many different types of garlic. At the moment, garlic scapes are in season and you might be wondering how to use them in your cooking. Garlic scapes  only have  a short season of a few weeks in June. They are shoots that grow from the […]

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Catering for a Crowd in Irish Country Living Magazine

With Confirmation & Communion season upon us, I am delighted to have my recipes featured in Irish Country Living Magazine for the next 3 weeks. If you need to cater for a crowd check the starters out in today’s feature here

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Bacon & Bellingham Blue Cheese Loaf

I made this during my cookery demonstration at Taste of Togher recently and it went down a storm! I promised a few people that I would post the recipe on the blog so here goes! This is a hearty &  filling bread that is very easy to make. It’s a great bread to have in […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu: Starter of Chicken Liver Parfait with Plum Chutney

These are my Valentine’s recipes from this issue of Northern Ireland’s Flavour magazine! To my mind, there is no better way to show someone you love them than a home-cooked meal. The thought and time that goes into planning and cooking it is much more valuable than a teddy bear and a box of chocolates […]

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Rosemary & Sea Salt Bread Rolls

These bread rolls are super tasty and easy to make. They require some time to make but are not complicated. They are very pretty and you are sure to impress guests at a dinner party with them! It is also a handy recipe as you can freeze one batch & bake at a later date. […]

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Autumnal Salad of Young Goats’ Cheese, Roast Beetroot & Fresh Walnut with Vanilla & Orange Dressing

This is not so much a recipe as an assembly job. I love the earthy, autumnal flavours of this salad woken up by the zesty dressing and sweet sourness of the blackberries. I have not given quantities for this (apart from the dressing) as it is up to you how much you make of it! […]

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Christmassy Sage & Chestnut Soup

I love chestnut soup! I have made lots of variations of it and taken inspiration from many recipes for this one. I particularly like Nigella Lawson’s version but I have tweaked it so many times that the following recipe is by far my favourite way to do it. By all means, roast the chestnuts yourself […]

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