A Mumble on Dinners and Batchcooking Tips

My Mammy is a great woman for dinners. She reared us all on good homecooked food and whatever the day’s events when we were small one thing was sure, there would always be a hot dinner in the evening, no matter what. Mam didn’t work outside the home when I…

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Apple Flapjacks

I have a thing about flapjacks.  Even though they are laden with sugar and are sticky and full of butter I still consider them a healthy addition to the boys’  lunchboxes.  Must be the porridge, sure the fibre must do some good. My three and a half year old is…

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Meringues

It’s not often that the egg whites are the leftovers, but after a carbonara dinner I was left with two lonely whites in a mug  begging to be used. I’m a pavlova veteran but 2 egg whites wouldn’t make much of a pavlova so I thought of their close family…

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Strawberry Milk Jelly

My Granny Murray was my Mam’s Mam, a fantastic lady who passed away early last year. We lived 50 miles of windy country roads from her house so a trip to Granny Murray’s was always an adventure, and since she didn’t see us all that often she would take the…

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Honey Mustard Chicken

Today was a day for comfort food, the weather, the week that was and the mood all sent me craving something sticky and sweet, but savoury too. I remembered two chicken breasts that have been neglected in the fridge all week and the inspiration came for a quick dish that…

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Veggie & Rice Sandcastles

My threenahalf year old loves watching cookery programmes on TV, especially the kiddie aimed ones. He has a great memory and tends to recite the recipes to me, or advise in the supermarket that we should buy different things to make his recipe from TV.  His latest query was whether…

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