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
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!
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!!
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. […]
My mom and I are big fans of herbal tea and we drink it all the time. Green tea is my favourite especially with lemon. When my moms friend Martina mentioned that she bought chocolate tea I was very intrigued so I went out to hunt down this delicious sounding tea! The Three Spoons shop in… Continue reading Chocolate Tea at The Three Spoons
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!!!
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
Every Autumn we go picking blackberries near our home. This year also we picked some apples in my cousin’s garden. Our favourite things to make are delicious blackberry muffins, blackberry crisp and blackberry smoothies. I added apples to the smoothie and blackberry crisp recipes. For recipes see my food section. After our mornings baking… Continue reading Autumn Picnic with Apple and Blackberry Picking
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
This year I have found information on food and nutrition has been a real eye opener for me. I watched a programme called ‘Sugar Crash’ on RTÉ television. This programme examined the amount of sugar intake of an average person in Ireland per day. Our suggested daily sugar intake should be about 25 grams, 1… Continue reading Bear Grylls – Fuel for Life