Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pesto with Fresh Coriander and Pistachio Nuts

Pesto with Coriander_Pistachio and Pine Nuts-Stick BlenderPesto’s are perfect for adding fresh flavors to other foods and have a myriad of uses in the kitchen. This coriander and mixed nut pesto is a variation on traditional pesto made with basil leaves and is dairy-free. We have the most wonderful weather at the moment and it is a beautiful time of the year to spend outdoors, rather than slave over a hot stove. Preparing quick flavorsome fixes is the ticket and it only takes a few minutes to pull this recipe together. Continue reading

Spreading the Buzz about Bees

Wild Honeycomb/Frank Ryde/Sri Lanka

As a kid growing up in Ireland we lived in an old country house that honey bees were also drawn to. For many years they took up residence under a roof over a bathroom. I have clear memories of a bulging ceiling where wooden slats had parted slightly and honey would drip through. Back then I was more worried about getting stung and never gave a thought to what sweet stuff lay above or just how incredible these insects are. Continue reading

Espresso Yoghurt Hotcakes with Star Anise Sugar and Lemon

Espress Yoghurt Hotcakes_Star Anise Sugar_LemonHurray… this year I’ve managed to remember pancake Tuesday and upload a recipe, Espresso Yoghurt Hotcakes with Star Anise Sugar and Lemon. When we were growing up Dad always made the old favorite, thin pancakes sprinkled with caster sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. I also remember a very smokey kitchen and the wait seemed endless. Continue reading

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