Bistro Style Marinated Goats Cheese Salad with Green Beans

Having just come back from a weekend in Paris and eaten so well, I was inspired by the simplicity of the food we ate, great ingredients, simply presented and well dressed. I could have spent the day (if I had the budget) in Astier de Villatte, home of the most out of this world pottery and painted plates. Also home to typical Parisian Hauteur….. So … Continue reading Bistro Style Marinated Goats Cheese Salad with Green Beans

Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad

I’ve spoken a little bit about my adventures in gymnastics before. I tend to get funny looks when I mention it as its not that common in Ireland for women of a certain age to still be throwing themselves at a crashmat in the hope that something beautiful will result. I love it tho, I’m no Nadia but I’m pretty strong, reasonably fit and it … Continue reading Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad

Aubergine & Courgette stacks and lemon chicken brochettes

My darling mum made ratatouille most Sundays as an accompaniment to the roast. Sunday dinners were always large affairs, our big family and any friends, boyfriends or girlfriends who happened to be around were always welcome at her table.  This recipe came a bit from Dublin Cookery School and a bit from memories of my mum although she  always made it in a casserole dish … Continue reading Aubergine & Courgette stacks and lemon chicken brochettes