kitchen

Boxty – a traditional Irish potato pancake

Boxty on the griddle,boxty on the pan,If you can’t bake boxtysure you’ll never get a man Happy St Patrick’s day folks, I hope those of you celebrating have had a fantastic day! Kate and I joined in the celebrations today by having Boxtys for dinner. What are boxtys I hear […]

My quest for the perfect scone recipe

A good plain scone, real butter and a cup of earl grey are one of life’s joys. Well for me, Kate likes fruit scones (yuck), covered in jam. However, I have frustratingly found that all the recipes I have tried for making my own scones have been a disappointment. Small and sometimes just too crumbly. Don’t get me wrong, they taste great but they are always way smaller than I expect and usually a bit underwhelming. This has led me on a journey of discovery over the last year to find the perfect scone recipe.

Radish pickle: slightly spicy and extra crunchy

This morning there was a definite nippy (read freezing) bite in the air, the seasons are definitely changing and we’re all looking for ways to use up or preserve our amazing harvests from our kitchen gardens. So for quite a few of us, our minds will turn to pickles and […]

Winter spiced tea recipe

Spiced tea was a recent discover for me, and to be honest, at first I wasn’t sure. Now however I am a full on convert. It’s another of those little comforters for the dark cold months we are about to embrace. So where did this come form? Well for me, […]

Iced coffee – 3 ways, latte, and freddo

I have been getting into iced coffee this summer in a big way thanks to my teammate Iraklis who introduced me to Freddo Espresso. I’m not a huge fan of those sweet high st. coffee chain iced coffees so when he introduced me to the strong, black greek version I […]