Sweet Cinnamon Loaf

I honestly think my love for loaf cakes will never fade. Every time I see one I just feel happy. Even the really crappy, €2 ones you find in petrol stations. I love them. I rarely buy them, but pick them up and carry them around the shop for a while before I leave it…

No Bake Branflake Cake.

Who wants life to be complicated? Β Sometimes it’s nice to just throw something together, leave it in the fridge for a little while and then scoff the lot without judgement or exhaustion. Think of this as being a more indulgent, grown up form of jelly. I would actually love to know if sales of jelly…

Riot Rye | Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Have you ever heard of Cloughjordan Eco Village? Or, have you ever heard about an Eco Village in general? According to their website (link above) “Cloughjordan ecovillage is a member of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) which defines an ecovillage as β€˜an intentional or traditional community using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic,…

Sticky Toffee Cake

To me, there is something so beautiful about a plain loaf cake wrapped in parchment paper. I don’t know whether it is the rectangular shape of the cake, or the contrast between the two textures or what, but I could spend (and have spent!) hours look at photos of them on Instagram and never tire…

Perfect Picnics

Oh god do I love a picnic! Ah you know I do. What could be better than packing up a wicker basket, filling up a flask of tea and grabbing a stripey blanket and heading out the door? If you need inspiration planning a picnic, check out my top tips here! While I have a…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Our long weekend away in Lahinch has finally arrived πŸ™‚ We are so excited and I need to get packing and get the apartment tidied up a little bit before we go but I wanted to share a look at a Carrot Cake I made during the week. A lady I work…

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe.

Fruit pies are something I think most people my age associate with their mothers. Nearly every 90s baby I know, remembers being offered a sugary piece of cooking apple from their mother’s baking bowl, and to this day resisting eating a piece from my own baking bowl is a challenge for me! A standard Shortcrust…

Orange Curd Recipe.

  Happy Monday Everyone! This is our last week before our clocks spring forward and I for one can’t wait for even brighter evenings. This weekend was St Patrick’s weekend so we had an extra day off to celebrate and I jumped at the chance to go to Mayo. Sadly, it rained and rained the…

Ginger & Coconut Flapjacks Recipe.

A 4 day week is a beautiful thing. I am so excited for St Patrick’s Day weekend as I’m going home for a few days. Keep an eye on my Instagram to see what I get up to, and more importantly, what I get to eat. I’m still settling into my new job though so…

Basic Sourdough Loaf.

Buzzing through February so fast. I can’t believe my favourite month of the year is nearly over already. Thank the pancakes god that we still have one good day to come before it leaves us! I am still practising my Sourdough though and wanted to share another attempt with you all. This is my second…

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

Another Trip Around The Sun: First things first – have you noticed the water marks on our kitchen table? They are all I can see and they drive me crazy. Our apartment came furnished, thank god, and this table is one of the few things that needs a bit of love. Honestly, it is now…

Cheese Dumplings Recipe

Don’t Dump that on me: Oh CHEESY DUMPLINGS in a home-made stew. Simple, wholesome pleasures and the perfect meal for a lazy Saturday. Throughout January I had some time off and used it to just enjoy myself and spent days cooking long, comforting meals at home. Enter Mary Berry’s Spanish Beef Stew with Smoked Paprika…