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Going Irish in this week’s Sunday Times

‘Look out for an Irish food in tomorrow’s Sunday Times with multi-award winner Conor Bofin’s preparation for St Patrick’s.  During our tv show this week, I prepared one of Conor’s recipes and served oat crusted fish fillets on fresh broad beans instead of the peas in his recipe. I baked instead of frying them, just 20 minutes in a very very hot oven. What a treat … Read More Going Irish in this week’s Sunday Times

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Goodbye to the Hennessys and the Ambassador cooks on One TV

With sadness we see the departure very soon of His Excellency Jim Hennessy, Ambassador of Ireland and his wife Monica after a three-year term on the island. It was a pleasure to work with them on a number of food related projects with the participation of all the family (and dog!). And as the Hennessys promoted Bord Bia and taught me so much about … Read More Goodbye to the Hennessys and the Ambassador cooks on One TV

The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

I share with you today a photo from the party on Friday hosted by Ambassador Hennessy which many of you have asked about. The Dancers on a special visit to the island for St Patrick’s gave a magnificent performance. They wear blue which was the original color associated with St Patrick but over the years the tradition changed to the color of three leaf … Read More The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

Martha makes Guinness Cupcakes

St Patrick’s is celebrated in Malta with a parade in Valletta and the usual parties and fun.  I love Martha‘s guinness cupcakes and  you will need: 440ml Guinness (one large can) 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 3/4 cup Greek Yoghurt and for those on the island local yoghurt is great 2 1/2 cups self raising flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup … Read More Martha makes Guinness Cupcakes

Traditional Irish Stew

St Patrick’s day has become very big on the island. When I first arrived here a couple of years ago, I remember my surprise one sunny day in March driving down the coast road during St Patrick’s weekend. I could not get over the crowds, different shades of green gathered for an evening of joviality. As the hype soared the traffic came to a … Read More Traditional Irish Stew

Boxty with Mediterranean Marjoram

Quite different and delicious, this was the poor man’s bread in Ireland, now making a fashionable comeback and without doubt poor man’s bread it no longer ain’t … I came across Boxty while researching Irish food for a promotion with HE The Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Hennessy and as I never got around to making these pancakes last November , I just thought … Read More Boxty with Mediterranean Marjoram

Chocolate Cherry Chubbies…. an Irish soda bread recipe

An old shop front in the City * I made these Chubbies a couple of weeks ago when I was working with Mrs Hennessy on a number of Irish recipes for a newspaper spread but did not feature them at the time. I used an Irish soda bread recipe and added chocolate and maraschino cherries. They are very! rustic in appearance, certainly not suitable … Read More Chocolate Cherry Chubbies…. an Irish soda bread recipe

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….

An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

The table is set ….. Following a dinner at the residence of HE the Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Monica Hennessy to promote Irish foods with The Hon Karmenu Vella, Minister of Tourism and Mrs Vella as guests of honor, I am dedicating the next week to cooking dishes using ingredients from Ireland. My pages on today’s newspaper features Mrs Monica Hennessy at her … Read More An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

Mrs Hennessy bakes Irish Foccacia using Rachel Allen’s recipe !

The table is set for dinner with Waterford Crystal and Newbridge Silver cutlery at the home of HE the Ambassador Jim Hennessy and Mrs Monica Hennessy Mrs Hennessy welcomed me to her home and prepared a most delicious meal. She is a person of great warmth and intelligence and a wonderful mother to three children. Her eldest daughter is studying medicine in Dublin and … Read More Mrs Hennessy bakes Irish Foccacia using Rachel Allen’s recipe !

Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe

. This is Ronan Hennessy. He is 16 years old today… happy birthday Ronan ! He loves living on the island and has made a lot of friends and feels very settled here. He plays a lot of sports and especially likes football. Ronan appreciates the warm weather and the island’s mild winters. He also enjoys local food and cooking and last year he … Read More Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe

Irish Stromboli for the Hennessys

This week we see the arrival of Stromboli to the island all the way from New York brought to us by Vito Pizza. This Italian sausage shape turnover was created in the 50s and named after the movie Stromboli with Ingrid Bergman. Bill Daley of the Chicago Tribune best describes the difference between Stromboli and calzone. Joe di Bartoli, CEO of Pizza Vito made … Read More Irish Stromboli for the Hennessys