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    Pretty as a Peach

    How pretty are doughnut (Saturn) peaches!?  Beautiful oblong globes of velvety smooth sweetness and they smell divine too!! But there is the fact that they look like squishy little butt’s…  ohh but they’re so tasty!  Whenever I’m shopping, I can’t resist a punnet and most of the time, they’re hard and under ripe so most of the time I let them ripen and more often, completely  forgetting about them and they spoil… I was determined not to let this happen last week, they were just on the verge of becoming over ripe so I decided to bake them! I cut them in half, pulled out the little stones and placed…

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    Edible Gifts: Seasonal Shortbread

    I don’t know if I’m getting carried away with the Christmas baking..it’s just slightly past mid November and already I’ve made mince pies, I’ve always been a devil for premature Christmas though! I remember torturing my Mother one day after school, pleading and whining to get our Christmas tree in the last week of November, I was about fifteen. Mum calmly tried to explain that the tree would have wilted by the time Christmas came, but I kept on at her…. she caved…..and I learned a valuable lesson when the bough’s were sadly touching the floor and it had curled up….I felt like I had ruined Christmas and ever since,…

  • food

    Recipe: Churros

    I can remember a trip to Los Angeles, 10 years ago, and first time seeing churro’s on Hollywood Boulevard, opposite the Kodak Theatre where they hold the Oscar’s every year, in a pizza place window, they were hanging in loops from hooks inside a heated glass case and I had no idea what they were, the sugar glistening in the window like glitter in the Californian afternoon sun, hanging next to oversized salted pretzels. I finally gave in and bought one and the taste will never leave me, this greasy warm stick of sugar, how could it taste good? I was so wrong, when you get past the crunch the…

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    Harvest Season

    So Summer is starting to get away from us, nights are once again getting shorter, it’s not so hot anymore and those of you who have kids are silently rejoicing in the secret delight that the kids are going back to school in two weeks! But best of all it’s harvest season! I have memories of picking blackberries with my Nana Norah this time of year on holiday in south Wicklow, when I was about five, I’d take my beach bucket and we’d fill it right up, I would often come home with sunkissed cheeks, wild hair and purple lips and fingers from nibbling as I picked! My Nana made…