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Gingerbread House 3

All finished! Our gingerbread house

I like to think I’m the kind of person who doesn’t need too many kitchen gadgets. But that wouldn’t be exactly true. But, while I can happily cook on a one-ring gas stove while...

Blas na hEirenn Irish Food Awards winner Gillian O'Neill of Chocolate Here with her bars: Milk Chocolate Bar with Rosewater and Raspberry and White Chocolate Bar with Lemon and Poppyseed and 4

Blas na hÉireann winners 2011

I was sorry that I didn’t make it to this year’s Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards at the Dingle Food and Wine Festival – the Small Girl‘s late arrival put paid to that!...

Sharon Hearne-Smith at the Irish food photography workshop 4

Irish food photography workshop

Ask food bloggers to bring something sweet to have with coffee and just look what you get: a mouthwatering array of beautifully baked and lovingly packaged treats. And they were just the icing on...

The Shy Chef 2

Berlin: Bashful dining with the Shy Chef

An email conversation with Aoife at I Can Has Cook about her forthcoming trip to Berlin reminded me of the time I spent there with a six-month-old Little Missy while the Husband did his...

Kitchen installation 17

New kitchen taking shape

It might feel like a long time but thanks to my wonderful builder (on time, on budget, fantastic to deal with), the cottage is finished – all, bar the painting. And the flooring but,...