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Friday Fregola

Well, it's Friday and the sun has shone all morning bringing back memories of my second home, Italy. I was due to do an Italian food collaboration today on Instagram so I had been considering what Italian dish I might cook. I had a few in mind but when I was outside in the garden in the sunshine, I felt I should do something fairly summery and yet that is a little different. So, I decided to pay a lunchtime visit to Sardinia (food-wise obviously) and make fregola with pancetta, pecorino and mint.

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Have no fear, Kefir is here

My first real introduction to Kefir was five years ago. I had heard of it but never seen it, let alone tried it. It wasn't readily available anywhere in Ireland that I knew of apart from the very odd health food store.

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Grab a Gözleme

If you've ever been to Turkey, you'll very likely have eaten or at least seen these stuffed flatbreads.

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Tea style

I was never a big tea-drinker although tea featured at breakfast and tea in our house. Tea, just to clarify for any non-Irish out there, as well as being a beverage was a meal that was traditionally eaten at around 6pm as distinct from the main meal of the day called lunch.

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Kinda Paella

This is the perfect dish when you’ve got a gang of friends around. An easy supper for when the world opens up and...

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Warm Prawn and Mango Salad

I chucked these ingredients together one day when I happened to have some fresh prawns and not a lot else except a mango and some rocket. It was a triumph and I'm addicted to the combination.

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My secret (not any more!) pork burger

Taking some inspiration from the German Frikadellen (which use bread in the recipe) and Italian meatballs (which use parmesan), over the years I have come up with my own favourite combination of ingredients. This burger is very different from the more dense, meaty, beef burger...

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Produce with Passion

There’s nothing as heart-warming as seeing people making a success of a passion.

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Tart with Heart

I really don't bake apple tart enough. It's the ultimate comfort food and in the Ireland of my youth, every mother and grandmother had her own unique recipe...

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