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Month: October 2012

I Challenge – Myself (with help from Chia Bia)

I Challenge – Myself (with help from Chia Bia)

I am not sporty, I don’t really diet but I do care about my health (just sometimes a bit lazy there!). At the recent Speciality Fine Food Fair I met the lovely people from Chia Bia in Ireland. Their product is a seed called Chia […]

Happy Birthday – Fish is the Dish

Happy Birthday – Fish is the Dish

Fish is the Dish is one year old today and to celebrate I wanted to tell you about the opportunity I recently had to learn all about fish, how to fillet, de-bone, de-scale and the eat with Fish. The lovely Heather welcoming everyone to the […]

Give me Valium!!!

Give me Valium!!!

Mr R has a couple of days off so he is re-organising my larder cupboard!! He never cooks and never preps for the meal so he doesn’t really need to enter the larder!

“Oh look what I found!” He screams. “Yeah I know it’s there” I respond. And so it goes on. “Did you know we had these?” “Yes I knew” etc.

He did find a block of Valhrona dark chocolate (950gm) that I knew was there but had been looking for so that was a positive!

But it wasn’t my agenda for today and I can’t get on with other things so a bit grumpy!!

Looking forward to Mr R returning to work on Monday that’s for sure! In the meantime someone please make me a coffee – l can’t get to the kitchen!

 
Speciality Fine Food Show – Bord Bia

Speciality Fine Food Show – Bord Bia

I was recently invited to visit the Speciality Fine Food Fair (an event for showcasing artisan food and drink to high quality trade buyers) and in particular the Bord Bia – the Irish Food Board’s area.  This consisted of over a dozen small food producers from The […]

The Icecreamists

The Icecreamists

The Icecreamists – I was sent this book to review and was blown away by it. It is different from any other ice cream book.  The cover is dark and melodramatic yet enticing and is the creation of Matt O’Connor.  The definition of an ‘Icecreamist’ […]

Lunch for One with my Vitamix

Lunch for One with my Vitamix

Just needed a quick lunch so put some pasta on to cook. Whilst the water was boiling I popped 6 tomatoes into my Vitamix, followed by 2 garlic cloves, 1Tbsp tomato puree and a large handful of basil. I drizzled about 1 Tbsp olive in as well and turned it on. In about 5 seconds I had a stunning autumnal coloured sauce which I heated up along with a pinch of salt and pepper and some chilli flakes, whilst the spaghetti was cooking.

I thoroughly enjoyed my simple lunch which enabled me to carry on working!

 
 
 
It’s Chocolate Jim … but not as we know it!! Valhrona’s newest.

It’s Chocolate Jim … but not as we know it!! Valhrona’s newest.

There was dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate and it remained like that for years. But due to a slight miscalculation in the Valrhona development laboratories there is now a NEW chocolate and it is BLOND! And just like me (blonde) it is lovely, […]

Competition Result

Competition Result

A short while ago I entered a competition in assocation with To-Tuscany to win a week in a Tuscan villa and many of my friends and readers voted for me to win.  Well firstly thanks to all those who voted but unfortunately I did not win. […]