Author: Caroline

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Moving time: Sausage and Bean Hotpot

Moving house is a time for simple, uncomplicated recipes that use up ingredients already in the fridge, freezer or storecupboard. Dishes that can be prepared in advance and let to bubble slowly in the oven or slow cooker are also a big plus.

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The last bake: Chocolate Sheet Cake

The last bit of baking in the old cottage kitchen before the big move? This regular favourite Chocolate Sheet Cake.

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An antidote to packing? O’Brien Chop House

On Saturday evening, fed up with a day of boxing and hefting various items around, I decided that Sunday was going to be treat time. Before anyone could protest, there was a phone call and a booking made: we were going to our favourite local-ish restaurant, O’Brien Chop House, for Sunday lunch.

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Lyric fm: The Sacred Harp and Dinner-on-the-Grounds

Somehow I can manage to get food into most reports that I do for Lyric fm’s Culture File.

Ireland’s first Sacred Harp Convention took place in University College Cork over the first weekend in March. I was there, recording and enjoying the singing – but also asking people about Dinner-on-the-Grounds.