Category: Storecupboard Specials
Great things to buy, make and have in the kitchen
This time two years ago, we had a four-week-old baby, an obstreperous two-and-a-half-year-old, a newly renovated – but not entirely finished – cottage and a six-month-old brewery. There was no time, no money, and precious little peace.
So I made jam.
Actually, to be entirely precise, after morning naps on Thursdays, I grabbed a box of jam jars, a pair of girls and drove over to my mother’s house for lunch. In contrast to the chaos at home, the table would be laid, kettle boiling, floor swept – and an extra pair of hands ready to dandle a baby.
One tin crammed with Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies. One (small) bottle of homemade cassis. A couple of tubs of frozen hummus. One still-warm loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Bread, carefully wrapped in a tea towel. We may be...
When we lived in New Zealand, I didn’t have very much money. After a close encounter with an Auckland courier truck and the consequent amnesia/fractured skull/broken collarbone it took a while to get my brain...
Spiced Sweet and Savoury Popcorn: Buttered Maple and Cinnamon Popcorn; Smoked Paprika and Parmesan Popcorn
How important is ritual? I’ve come to realise that, for small people, it is essential. It’s their way of marking the weeks that pass on a calender that they don’t yet understand. In a...
If you grow your own fruit and veg, you can turn your garden gluts into winter treats. Caroline Hennessy has some useful tips and a few straightforward recipes for pickles and chutneys on EveryMonday.ie.