christmas eve – gingerbread biscuits

I am not a big lover of ginger, but at Christmas time I feel like we all need to bake a batch or 2 of gingerbread biscuits. I love making gingerbread biscuits, you can get creative with the shapes you use and really go

when life gives you lemons

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or in this case, lemon cake. I havent baked anything in what feels like forever. I’ve been on a bit of a downer and baking just seemed like too much of an effort. I suppose life gets like that sometimes. The things you enjoy doing the most, seem…

a slice of pie..

It’s pie season. I repeat, it’s pie season. Pie is something I would never choose off a menu at a restaurant or from a bakery. I always thinks there are so many better things you could have instead, but nothing can beat making pie at home. There’s something so comforting and homely about the smell…

beer battered fish & chips

I live in a seaside town, so there is definitely no shortage of places to get some traditional Fish & Chips. But there is nothing better than making your own at home. I don’t have any vivid memories of fish and chips beside the sea when I was younger, it is only now I have…

My Michelin Star experience – Chapter One review.

In October of last year, I got to eat in a Michelin Star restaurant. Chapter One is a very popular restaurant in Dublin’s City Centre. I went with college and we had to write a review as part of our final grade.  Here is what I wrote; What was I expecting before embarking on my…

working girl – spicy prawn noodles.

Since working in a Chinese restaurant i have really branched out in the foods that I eat. A few months a go chilli would have been off my radar but now I see myself adding it to more and more things. It is a welcome kick to any dish! We get a free meal for…

spring time – carrot cake.

Spring has finally sprung in Ireland.. Well kind of! But hey, the daffodils are out and the sun is shining (although it is still SUPER COLD). One cake that always takes me to a sunny day is carrot cake.. It has spring written all over it. Carrot Cake is definitely one of my favourite cakes…

meatball and pasta bake – eating alone.

Whether you live on your own, like to cook for yourself or just fancy a quick meal; we all have to eat on our own sometimes. There isn’t always someone around to share our culinary creations with and if you’re like me and you don’t like eating day old food – you’re guna need some meals for one! People…

pie, glorious pie.

Its nearing the end of the winter. But I live in Ireland so I’d say we’ve got a good month or so left of blistering cold weather which can only mean one thing.. comfort food! There’s nothing I love more when it’s cold outside that a nice hot dinner and a plate full of spuds!…

hello blogosphere.

So, I’ve finally bitten the bullet and started up my blog. It has taken some time to finally get around to it, but hopefully all will go well. I am in college at the moment studying culinary arts and I just want to share my love of food and cooking and what better way to…