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‘Galentines’, February 13th, ladies how are you celebrating?

Valentines Day is just around the corner so love and romance will be on people’s minds. Unfortunately, the one thing on my mind for February 14th is the dental appointment I have!! What I am looking forward to is the 13th of February, the day before Valentines now known as ‘Galentine’s’!! Galentine’s is a day… Continue reading ‘Galentines’, February 13th, ladies how are you celebrating?

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Summer Fruit Pies baked with Berries from my Garden

As baking is one of my favourite hobbies, I’m constantly looking and searching for new and simple recipes to make. During the summer months, I enjoy having some extra time to bake and cook which I really like. The majority of the time I bake bread, muffins or cakes for my family as a treat.… Continue reading Summer Fruit Pies baked with Berries from my Garden

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Summer Sipping

We are having a wonderful summer here in Ireland, the sun is shining and everyone’s in a great mood. A heat wave is definitely something we are not used to getting. Sometimes it’s hard to keep hydrated throughout the day and at the moment as it’s hot and sunny, it’s even harder. So, today I… Continue reading Summer Sipping

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‘Balance Café’ Cookery Course

Recently I entered a competition advertised in my school, the prize a four-week cookery course.  As I love cooking and nutrition I was delighted when I heard I had won. The cookery course took place in a local café in Glanmire called ‘Balance ‘ owned by Joanne Kiely. They provide fresh locally sourced and healthy food.     … Continue reading ‘Balance Café’ Cookery Course

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Barrymore Bake-off…Ready, Steady, Bake!

At our Charity Christmas Café, we got donations of beautiful home baking. Many people requested the recipes of our talent bakers so I decided to give them a try myself and share them as requested, enjoy!! Dawn is our lovely neighbour from Scotland. She gave us this recipe to recreate and share, it is yummy and… Continue reading Barrymore Bake-off…Ready, Steady, Bake!

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Looking to Slice something up this Halloween? Knives at the ready for Edel’s Dunnes Stores Pumpkin Pie!!

I love Autumn and Halloween.  However, trick and treating at my neighbour’s doors for sweets and candy are long behind me!!  I do like a Halloween treat so I decided to do a trick with a pumpkin, and not a fabulous intricate carving, I wish I could.  I simply cooked one.  Pumpkin isn’t exactly a… Continue reading Looking to Slice something up this Halloween? Knives at the ready for Edel’s Dunnes Stores Pumpkin Pie!!

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Edel’s Summer Granola Treats

Like many people on a busy morning if I am in a hurry I can tend to grab the quickest and easiest breakfast without even thinking about it. During the summer when school and exams are over and we have a little bit more time to spare I like to make a more nutritious breakfast. […]

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‘Do-nut’ miss the opportunity to visit CREAM

I paid a visit to the recently opened ‘Cream’ located in Daunt Square in Cork city. Cream is a welcome addition to Cork’s culinary scene. Cream specialise in Artisan and superior quality ice-cream, donuts and coffee. All three products have a Cork connection. The coffee is roasted in Cork, by Cork Coffee Roasters and ground and brewed freshly in the shop… Continue reading ‘Do-nut’ miss the opportunity to visit CREAM

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Ice Cream. Normal or Dairy Free. Something we can all Scream for this Summer!!!

Ice cream is one of my favourite treats. As we are approaching summer it seems to give us an excuse to eat more ice cream without feeling too guilty! However for those who are dairy free, an ice-cream free summer to me seems very difficult. I certainly wouldn’t be able to have a summer without… Continue reading Ice Cream. Normal or Dairy Free. Something we can all Scream for this Summer!!!

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Food Pyramid Treats using Jellybeans!!!

I like to have my five a day. Some days my five a day means having five different flavour jellybeans, as jellybeans are my favourite  little treat. Over the weekend I decided to make some fun ways to incorporate jellybeans from my jellybean pyramid in some home baking. I wanted to make five things that were quick… Continue reading Food Pyramid Treats using Jellybeans!!!

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Anna Geary with Supervalu Good Food Karma

Last Saturday I went to our local grocery shop Supervalu, Glanmire to watch some cookery demonstrations by the Good Food Karma Project. All-Ireland winning Cork Camogie captain and former Cork Rose Anna Geary was one of the demonstrators. Being a camogie player myself I have been a huge fan of  Anna on the pitch and… Continue reading Anna Geary with Supervalu Good Food Karma

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Apple and Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry Crisp My aunt Helen originally gave us this recipe from a Nigella Lawson cook book and we have made it and loved it every autumn. Another way we have made this recipe is we have substituted  apple and plum for blackberries when out of season, this is also super yummy. Ingredients 125g of butter, 500g… Continue reading Apple and Blackberry Recipes