Chef was a 5ft 1inch thunder-storm. She was electric, caustic, irreverent, foul-mouthed and harder than a bent coffin nail. She kept her hair shaved tight back and sides and sported a jet-black 2 inch tall ‘full-hawk’ on top. She was insanely beautiful and ran The Kitchen like a rock-star, she was one of only a… Read More Beef and Mustard Pie – you will need a bigger spoon
Tweet: This recipe so sharp it cut my shirt! I’m not going to go all maudlin with this post…it would be easy to do so though…this type of recipe screams ‘learned at the apron strings of my dear old Granny or favourite Auntie’ its the kind of recipe that pops up with the bi-line…’the… Read More Lamb & Ale under a duvet of crispy, cheesy spudz
So all it takes to get me into the kitchen going pie-nuts is a stiff breeze on a wind-sweat Dublin beach in February…a chicken Caesar salad just wont cut it after that long sandy stride. And, I only make these kinda pies between December and April, I’m a bit anal that way because it just… Read More Pie 2# – Steak and Ale Pie
I was on TV3 recently teaching a couple of non-cooks how to nail the mighty Chicken and leek pie, an incredible experience and one accented further by the fact that the show’s host was the very groovy Angline Ball AKA Imelda Quirke from The Commitments fame. During the show the one thing that hit me… Read More Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Mash and Mushy peas – killer!
I dare you to put one un-socked foot outside your front door. How’s that feel? Autumnal yes? Well, for me that’s barometer enough to start thinking in a different way when it comes to the kitchen and the feed I’m gona rustle up. Summer has gone and with it it has taken the desire… Read More Steak and Ale Pie