Cod and Potato Pie

This is a pie that’s like a big potatoey fishcake, as opposed to a creamy one. The fish and potato intermingle. It’s a tasty one. We served with wilted spinach and baked beans (I knew I’d have refusals), peas are a perfect accompaniment. Cod & Potato Pie You’ll need: 6…

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Setting the Lockdown Record Straight

I pride myself on honesty, on not glossing over things. I don’t claim to have a perfect house or a perfect life. I am very aware that I am lucky, and I like to believe that I am aware of my privilege. I don’t use the excuse of being honest…

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Easy Satay Sauce Recipe

I really like Satay sauce but I had no idea how easy it was to make it at home, and even better it uses ingredients that I always have in the cupboard (and fruit bowl). This is enough for one dinner for two adults and three children in our house.…

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Family Christmas TV Recommendations 2020

Christmas TV Recommendations 2020 For the past five years I’ve collated my recommend family Christmas TV viewing and shared it on radio. I won’t be on the radio this year but a number of people have asked me about my Christmas TV picks so I’ve put together a list here.…

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What These Real Women Want for Christmas – 2020

I started this blog back in 2012, and in 2014, sick of reading ridiculous Christmas gift guides I decided to write my own. I enlisted my blogger friends and they dutifully came up with a list of what they wanted for Christmas and “What real women want for Christmas” was…

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The Best Scones I’ve ever made

I wanted to eat scones, so we made scones. Simple. We’d never really made them much over the years, I hate the mess, but we decided during Lockdown 1 to test some recipes. This one which comes originally from Donal Skehan Raspberry Scones recipe was the one my mam said…

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Snapshot: Lockdown Lite

Here we are, back in this weird, new lockdown. New normal, new guidelines, it all seems unreal, a limbo phase., The thing about the new lockdown, the one that I have decided is “Lockdown Lite” partly due to the diluted version of the rules, and partly due to the lighter…

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Number 2 Turns Ten

Sometimes when it’s the second child who hits a milestone it doesn’t get marked properly, and it’s my second born’s life’s work to ensure that this injustice does not happen to him. So here’s Cathal’s tenth birthday post because Ciarán got one and it’s only fair. (Makes diary note for…

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