Indulgent Eggnog

Indulgent Eggnog

This drink is a long and delicious tradition and my guess is that it originates with the 17thand 18thcenturys’ love of ‘possets’ and other milky libations.

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RED DEVIL DIP

RED DEVIL DIP

The devilish part here is that it is just too easy, too tempting.

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JOOJEH KEBAB - SAFFRON AND LEMON CHICKEN DISH

JOOJEH KEBAB - SAFFRON AND LEMON CHICKEN DISH

Joojeh kebab is a traditional chicken dish in Iran and while is typically cooked using poussin over a barbecue. This can be served as a hot or cold dish.

 

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RICOTTA AND COURGETTE PIE

RICOTTA AND COURGETTE PIE

This is a rich, fabulous little pie that would easily serve as an entrée at a fancy luncheon, with a sliced beef steak tomato sitting next to it. It is simple, but depends on the quality of the ingredients, so find the freshest, best that you can.  It’s worth it.

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WISE CHICKEN

WISE CHICKEN

Many of us are used to the old friend called Roast Chicken Stuffed with Sage dressing, but the use of sage here creates an entirely different taste.

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TRICOLOUR QUICHE

TRICOLOUR QUICHE

Although quiche is decidedly French in origin, the Irish have taken it to their hearts. Here is my version for a celebratory Irish lunch, made in our Nicholas Mosse 11” quiche dish.

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MADMEN LASAGNA

MADMEN LASAGNA

This is a lasagna recipe that could satisfy any besuited, cigar puffing, Scotch swilling Madison avenue inhabitant. Put on that vintage frilly apron and give it a try.

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SUSAN'S SPRINGTIME HOMEMADE HEALTHY FLAPJACKS

SUSAN'S SPRINGTIME HOMEMADE HEALTHY FLAPJACKS

So, something Irish, something homemade, something healthy… Lo and behold, here follows the most scrumptious, health conscious, flapjack recipe ever.

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ROASTED PUMPKIN WITH HAZELNUT AND SAGE PESTO

ROASTED PUMPKIN WITH HAZELNUT AND SAGE PESTO

Celebrate the season with this simple yet delicious autumnal recipe. Use it as an accompaniment to a chicken dish, leftover turkey or enjoy it on its own as a light meal.

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POTTERS GLAZE

POTTERS GLAZE

It is guaranteed to transform the humblest of home made baking into total elegance. And if you don’t have time to create elaborate icing, this is the answer.

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IRISH STEW WITH KILKENNY’S LOCAL ALE, SMITHWICKS

IRISH STEW WITH KILKENNY’S LOCAL ALE, SMITHWICKS

St. Patrick would definitely approve of us all having a warming stew waiting for us on our return from the festivities. 

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SUSAN MOSSE'S GREEN SPAGHETTI

SUSAN MOSSE'S GREEN SPAGHETTI

Beautiful, yet healthy, this spaghetti forms the perfect base for all sorts of variations! 

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CHRISTMAS BAKING

CHRISTMAS BAKING

Gingerbread, spice cookies, sugar cookies, cupcakes are all intergenerational delights and even a 3 year old will be a whizz at sticking ‘noses and eyes’ onto iced treats.

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ANTIQUE APPLES

ANTIQUE APPLES

The basic concept: take apple, add stuff, bake. What could be nicer or cheaper? You will see why the original name came into being when you take your batch out of the oven.

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RECIPE -

RECIPE - "COMFORT IN A POT" (SUSAN'S OWN RECIPE)

I admit this recipe is almost an antique, but one that deserves to be reproduced en masse. Children love it and even sophisticated adults have to admit it’s a classic...and slightly magical!

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A JARFUL OF HAPPINESS

A JARFUL OF HAPPINESS

This is a version of a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but we added nuts and used more brown sugar than usual. 

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MULTI-MINI VEGGIE PIE

MULTI-MINI VEGGIE PIE

We know how difficult it can be to find a hot meal to serve in the evenings that is both healthy and easy to prepare so I think you all will love this recipe. The "Multi-Mini Veggie Pie" is really tasty, healthy and it is suitable for vegetarians too.

 

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WINNING SPROUTS FROM LINDA COMERFORD

WINNING SPROUTS FROM LINDA COMERFORD

It’s rich enough to serve alone for a light supper or lunch, but will stand proudly at the Christmas dinner table alongside the turkey.

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