Tag: #america

Energy Balls with citrus zest (gluten free, no processed sugar)

There is something so satisfying when you know exactly what your’re eating. I use a mix of dates, figs, prunes, added almonds and lots of fresh tangerine zest. These energy balls are very easy to make and a good activity with the kids. I coated half the balls in sesame seeds and the other half in coconut. You can also make a very large … Read More Energy Balls with citrus zest (gluten free, no processed sugar)

Roberto cooks for Jane…. Pappardelle with pumpkin, chestnuts, pancetta and sage !

Well the day did turn out bright and sunny after all. I did not wear a coat, just a cardigan in the middle of January ! So with glorious weather we did glorious things and I visited the largest inner city garden in Europe and in the most beautiful garden of dreams we picked lemons, cauliflowers, cabbages and broccoli Jane came with me. She … Read More Roberto cooks for Jane…. Pappardelle with pumpkin, chestnuts, pancetta and sage !

Celebrating Thanksgiving on an island abundant with blessings …

The US Ambassador HE Ms Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley welcomes me to her home and shares her favorite Thanksgiving recipes. It is the time of the year again when Americans all over the world stop to thank for their blessings, to appreciate and give thanks for what they have. Gratitude for the harvest, the provision, the abundance….. a nation so diverse with a fusion of cuisines … Read More Celebrating Thanksgiving on an island abundant with blessings …

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley’s family favorites for Thanksgiving !

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley welcomed me to her official residence and we tasted all her home made family favorite Thanksgiving specialities. What a treat, everything was so delicious and fresh……Corn muffins, her own mother’s recipe for sweet potato pie, a home made cranberry and orange marmalade using Mediterranean oranges from her garden and the most luscious beetroot chocolate cake with beetroot frosting which I can … Read More Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley’s family favorites for Thanksgiving !

A day of remembrance and planning Thursday’s meal…..

Today, the American Embassy on the island lowers its flag on the 50th anniversary of President J F Kennedy’s assassination …. I am fascinated by America and whatever makes America tick when it comes to food. Everyone watches while America innovates, everyone copies while America moves on to the next new creation…. And far away from the USA, on a tiny island in the … Read More A day of remembrance and planning Thursday’s meal…..

Meat reheat part 4 – Donegal Beef and Cashel Blue Cheese Burger. My challenge to America.

Conor’s blog has been awarded the best Food and Drink Blog at the Irish Blog Awards 2013. I have chosen to reblog his recipe for a special burger using Irish Beef and Mrs Hennessy’s favorite cheese, Cashel blue available by mail order from Sheridans in Dublin. It looks amazing and I will certainly be cooking it one evening with my daughter this week….

Storing summer in a jar … Strawberry Jam

There is a quaint strawberry village in the north of the island where fat luscious strawberries are harvested from April and last through the summer. This island is truly blessed with all that is good in life. We can indulge in a fresh handpicked strawberry feast every single day all through the summer. There is something quite rewarding about preserving a taste of the … Read More Storing summer in a jar … Strawberry Jam

Good old fashioned Peach and Cherry Sundae Tart ….

A great aunt who passed on to me so many good old fashioned recipes came to tea yesterday. I am going through a phase of making fruit tarts as I love the summer fruits available locally. Somehow tarts feel more summery than cakes. I decided to make a Peach Sundae Tart from a recipe she gave me and as I was finishing it off … Read More Good old fashioned Peach and Cherry Sundae Tart ….