17 March 2013 § 2 Comments
As a fellow Celt I feel a lot of empathy to the Irish. I also have some Irish credentials - that’s if you can count a grandfather who changed his name from Brien to O’Brien to join the Irish marching band in Cardiff – those Irish boys must have been the cool kids in town.
Anyway in honor of all things green and delicious I made colcannon, the recipe is in my What’s for Dinner? column on Baristakids.
How could this creamy, buttery mash not be a winner when it is full of the rockstar of the vegetable world – kale.
So I’m now off to make a Leprechaun House with The Ladies™. As an activity it beats drinking green beer.
17 February 2013 § Leave a comment
If you have some of these
Then why not make some of this on this long weekend: It’s February and the wind is icy. There is not even any snow to play in. So get your oven on.
The recipe is one click away in my What’s for Dinner? column on Barista Kids.
3 February 2013 § 3 Comments
22 January 2013 § 7 Comments
Those who know me and know my unswerving coffee obsession should not be surprised to learn that King Marv and I travelled 60 miles (and then another 60 miles back) last week for a decent cup of my favorite caffeinated beverage. Actually, as it transpires, it was much better than decent.
(For those of you less familiar with my persistent preoccupation with the roasted output of the pleasing peaberry , perhaps this anecdote will help: Years ago when I worked as a regional sales manager, I would prioritize my account visits based on who served good coffee at their offices. Forget about clinching deals or hitting targets, it was all about decent coffee. Needless to say, I did not last that long in the job but I emerged with a self-realization that I will not compromise when it comes to coffee… ) « Read the rest of this entry »
21 January 2013 § Leave a comment
What is better than a Cottage Pie on a cold winter’s evening? There are few things more comforting han a gently bubbling dish of rich meat gravy topped with creamy, cheesy mash. There is a reason why this is a comfort food favorite.
My recipe is over on this week’s What’s For Dinner? on Barista Kids.
6 January 2013 § 2 Comments
Breakfast conjures up images of a sedate, gentle breaking of a fast. That image bears no relation to the utter anarchy and chaos of getting The Ladies out of the door for school. Anything that can be done in advance to make the mayhem run a bit more smoothly is a good thing.
In the flurry of packed lunches, searching for homework and finding mittens I sometimes forget to eat. So one of my resolutions is to have a good breakfast every day. This granola recipe that you can find on my Barista Kids What’s for Dinner? column will help me to stick to at least one of my resolutions.
9 December 2012 § 2 Comments
Now this is controversial but I’ve never met an egg nog I’ve liked. I’m willing to be converted but I really don’t think it will happen.
So putting the egg nog aside here are some seasonal savory recipes that will go well with a glass of wine or two: Rosemary cheese twists and pistachio parmesan biscuits. The recipes are in my What’s for Dinner? column on Barista Kids.
They pistachio biscuits are incredibly addictive: full of buttery, nuttery goodness (okay nuttery is not a word but it should be.) The cheese straws are really easy, thanks to pre-made puff pastry. Normally I’m all about making my own, but December is just too busy for puff pastry.