Category Archives: desserts

Saturday afternoon in the kitchen

I really enjoy a Saturday afternoon in the kitchen, taking a bit more time preparing dinner and usually making something for dessert too. So this weekend we had something from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (one … Continue reading

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sweet geranium

When I was at Ballymaloe we made lots of things using the leaves from the sweet geranium plant (pelargonium graveolens). The leaves are not eaten but used to flavour different dishes – cakes, jams, jellies, etc. There was a plant … Continue reading

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Happy 2013

Christmas has come and gone, along with my cold and also the visitors. We had really lovely day and I didn’t overcook the roast beef (always a possibility when you have the fizz before you cook the main course! And … Continue reading

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poached plums

Having just been to the dentist today (following a giant slab of filling falling off my tooth last night) I thought it might be prudent to have something soft-ish in texture for my lunch to tide me over until it’s … Continue reading

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mothers day

Meringues are one of my favourite desserts and I have to say I make them often – and then try not to eat them all on my own! Well, it was mothers day on Sunday so I thought I’d indulge … Continue reading

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