Category: Recipes

Chicken & Carrots

Chicken & Carrots

I love picking up a chicken to roast. It’s such an easy meal, just glaze, roast, eat. But with only two people in the house, we usually have quite a bit of meat leftover. So, inspired by Yolène’s Leek and…

Lemons & Blueberry

Lemons & Blueberry

Is there anything in the kitchen more beautiful than a well made tart shell? I don’t think so! Which is why I was so excited when my friend Yolène passed on her recipe for standard pastry crust. I’ve made several batches,…

Cranberry and Lemon Shortbread

Cranberry and Lemon Shortbread

Ah, Christmas baking. I’m definitely putting my time in at the oven and hob (such an Irish word to use!). We hosted a small Christmas party for our team last night, which gave me the incentive I needed to try…

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Things I’ve been doing instead of blogging: cooking, cooking, cooking, baking, going to see Catching Fire, reading, reading, reading, eating turkey, and making this delicious leftover turkey pot pie. When I say delicious, I mean deliciously…

A Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

A Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Ah, Thanksgiving. The holiday where everyone pulls out their turkey pants, football schedules, and prepares for marathon eating and napping sessions. While we won’t have the whole country celebrating with us, we will have quite a…

Savory Fall Soups

Savory Fall Soups

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Fall is definitely in full swing here in Ireland. The leaves have not only turned, but have mostly fallen from the branches. I’m spending a majority of my work hours by the fire, and soup is…

Blackberry and Redcurrant Salad

Blackberry and Redcurrant Salad

Photography by Rebekah Burder. While working in an office, I often found myself wishing for lighter lunch fare. Something that filled me up without weighing me down. A carb-light treat that would help avoid the afternoon slump. That need only…

Oh, Sugar

Oh, Sugar

Photography by Rebekah Burder. It’s officially blackberry season! The brambles are full of these delicious berries, and in honor of the season Yolène of Crème de Citron and I spent an afternoon cooking together. We’ll both be posting our recipes this month! First…

Raspberry Scones

Raspberry Scones

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Scones. They’re responsible for about 3 of the 10 lbs I’ve gained since moving to Ireland (more on that later). Yet I can’t stop ordering and snarfing down their biscuity goodness. I’m still developing the perfect…

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Did you cook up a batch of raspberry syrup earlier this week? If so, use it to create this tasty vinaigrette. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, and your guests will love it. Especially…

Easy Raspberry Syrup

Easy Raspberry Syrup

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Homemade raspberry syrup in less than 30 minutes? Yes please. I cooked up this batch and was amazed at how easy it was. If you use organic ingredients, it’s a much cheaper option than what you…

Raspberry and Cheese Bites

Raspberry and Cheese Bites

Photography by Rebekah Burder. While in college, dinner parties typically consisted of cases of beer and chips with salsa. Occasionally a friend would get fancy with a casserole, but we mostly were around for the cheap drinks and laughter. I…

Raspberry Clafoutis

Raspberry Clafoutis

Today’s guest post is from Yolène Dabreteau, a French photographer and food blogger living in Dublin with her partner, Eoin. You can find more of her beautiful French-inspired recipes at her blog, Crème de Citron. Photography by and copyright to Yolène…

Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower Syrup

Ah, sweet little elderflower. After hunting up a bunch, what do you make with it? Syrup for starters! It’s super easy, and gives you that “I’m a happy homesteading expert” buzz. This elderflower version can be used to make lemonade,…

Summer Gnocchi from Amy I

Summer Gnocchi from Amy I

Today’s guest post is from Amy I., a food blogger living in California with her husband and adorable daughter. She’s a social worker by day, and a baker by night. You can find more of her recipes at Playing House….

Backyard Marinara from Rachel West

Backyard Marinara from Rachel West

Today’s guest post is by Rachel Quinlivan West, an illustrator and writer living in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, Ty; a very fluffy gray cat, Smoky; and a rambunctious dog, Mack. She landed in Birmingham by way of Mississippi, London,…

Summer Peach Crumble

Summer Peach Crumble

Photography by Rebekah Burder. I tend to stay away from canned vegetables and fruit, excluding tomato products, and Irish grocers are more likely to provide only what is in season. It’s been a long and slow adjustment from American style…

Stone Fruit Salad

Stone Fruit Salad

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Stone fruits, like peaches and cherries, are some of my favorite items to eat, but they aren’t dinner-part friendly. They’re messy, and awkward to eat. When I found a recipe for Stone Fruit Salad in The Green…

Spicy Potato Salad

Spicy Potato Salad

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Potato salad. I can make it forty different ways and never get tired of it! This past week, I made a batch for a Southern style BBQ, and it went over like ice cream cones at…

The Green Kitchen

The Green Kitchen

Photography by Rebekah Burder. One of my favorite parts about living in Kilkenny are the half-dozen bookstores I can visit around town. All of them carry a unique selection of cookbooks, ones that I keep coming back to, shocked at…

Grilled Blackberry Crumble

Grilled Blackberry Crumble

Photo by Jason Merrick. Blackberries are showing up in our grocer’s aisles, and I’m so grateful. There’s no summer berry I love more than blackberries! It’s such an easy ingredient to work with. Throw it on salads for extra sweetness,…

Spring Greens with Peas and Avocado

Spring Greens with Peas and Avocado

Spring ingredients make the best salads. Throw radishes and peas onto a salad and marvel at the crisp and crunch they add to arugula and lamb’s lettuce. Top with a simple orange flavored vinaigrette, and you have a healthy side…

Simple Grilled Salmon

Simple Grilled Salmon

Cooking with Conor focuses on simple and healthy foods that are low in sugar and loaded with lean proteins and vegetables. Perfect for followers of the Paleo diet. Ah warm weather! The days where neighborhoods are filled with the smells…

Poached Pears with Whipped Coconut Cream

Poached Pears with Whipped Coconut Cream

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Poached pears. It sounds complex, but it’s one of the easiest desserts to make. The basic steps are: boil liquid, add pears, cook until tender, enjoy. I added a little bit more to that! Whipped coconut…

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad

Photography by Rebekah Burder. It’s hard to imagine a healthier salad than this Cucumber Dill version. It’s easy, tasty, and low-calorie. The cucumbers are best very thinly sliced. We used a mandolin, but be careful if you do the same….

Beetroot Passion

Beetroot Passion

Beets, or beetroot, are a colorful food that is grossly underused in American cuisine. A winter and spring vegetable, it can be roasted, pureed, baked, boiled, steamed or fried; just about anything you can think of, and it has this…

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Do you love Thai food? Unlike Mexican, it’s a cuisine that’s loved here in Ireland. So ingredients like lime leaves, lemongrass, and coconut milk are really affordable compared to the states.When I had a bowl of Butternut Squash Soup with…

Sweet Little Things

Sweet Little Things

Photography by Funky Time. Looking for sweet treats for Valentines Day? Check out our Pinterest Board, “Sweet Little Thangs” where you can find all sorts of inspiration for Valentines recipes. Here are a few of my favorites! Click on the…

Chowdah

Chowdah

Cold weather got you down? Make this simple corn and bacon chowder, found on Châtelaine.

Roasted Roots

Roasted Roots

Whenever I need to bring a dish for a group meal, roasted vegetables are my favorite choice. It’s low-cost, less than $10 for the entire dish, everyone loves them, and I don’t have to worry about packing leftovers home. This…

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