Nana’s Trifle – Desert worth waiting for…

My friend Kristine Dunne Maher,  has pulled out all the stops with this Trifle from Nana. Her Nana, Maureen Molloy Dunne from County Roscommon, Ireland creates a work of art in this traditional dessert. Nana’s Trifle Ingredients: Pound cake loaf Vanilla pudding mix (not instant) 1 ½ cups Milk ½ cup Sherry Raspberry jam 1 […]

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Colcannon – An Irish Potato side dish – Week 2

Along with our Guinness Stew from last week, we need to add a side dish. This traditional one from Kristine Dunne Maher makes my mouth water! Ingredients: 4 lbs Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces 1 ½ lb Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced 1 ¼ cups Water 1 cup Milk 1 Green […]

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A Guinness Irish Stew Recipe from Kristine

My former college roommate Kristine, is an Irish woman through and through!  Most of her extended family and friends still live in Ireland.  She was kind enough to share her family recipes with me so I could pass them on to you. I will send out a recipe weekly for the next few weeks and […]

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Taking a Trip to the Grocery Store

Here are a few practical ways for you to grocery shop in trying times. We may not be able to travel far from home, but let’s make the most of those little trips, i.e. grocery shopping. DON’T HOARD!  We all need to eat so let’s share the goods. Encourage the grocery workers (from a distance) […]

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Recipe of the Month – Welsh Cakes from Wales

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Here’s a great recipe from The Visit Wales website for the traditional Welsh Cakes by Kathryn Gunter Recipe 8 oz self raising flour 2oz castor sugar 4oz margarine or butter 1 or 2 handfuls of sultanas 1 or 2 eggs depending on mixture Method Makes around 10-12 – Sieve flour into bowl, then add margarine […]

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Recipe of the Month – Italy


Meet my blogging friend/chef Roz, who has a wonderful website with recipes from Italy. She has been so kind to allow me to share her wonderful website and her amazing culinary delights. Attached please find a superb copped salad recipe.  To get yourself in the mood to travel to Italy, experience this dish prior to […]

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Recipe for the Month – Sacher Torte – Austrian


Why not try your hand at making the Original Sacher Torte! Ingredients Cake ¾ cup (170 g) butter; 6 ½ oz (180 g) semi-sweet chocolate; ¾ cup (170 g) sugar; 8 egg yolks; 1 cup (120 g) flour; 10 egg whites, stiffly beaten; 2 tbs. apricot jam; Icing 1 cup (225 g) sugar; ⅓ cup […]

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