Watercress pasta three ways

Watercress pasta ravioli with chorizo filling

The other day I woke up and decided to make pasta for dinner, I haven’t made it in ages. Life came between me and my pasta plans but a few days later I finally found enough time to make it. A while back I made handkerchief pasta, pasta with visible herbs inside. I did Uova da … Continue reading

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Beetroot curd and steak dumplings

The other day I got a surprise present. It wasn’t intended but somehow there was a surplus of beetroot curd. I didn’t make it so I can’t tell you the recipe, the curd came ready made in a jar and I wasn’t going to turn it down! It had a lovely colour and a delicate … Continue reading

Crispy black pudding dumplings

My freezer had a bit of a moment and most of what was in it had to be defrosted and used. Luckily I recently cleaned it and used up most everything but a packet of dumplings defrosted and had to be used. I wasn’t sure what to do with them and found a recipe for … Continue reading

Pork belly with a crackling moment and dumplings

The past week went by so fast I am not sure what happened to time. The weather turned colder, we even had a few snowflakes but mainly it is the icy winds. It has been clear and there were some lovely long walks on the beach, all wrapped up in my winter gear, a woolly … Continue reading

Spicy tomato soup

The holidays are over, the winds are getting colder and it is time for soup. I went to see a friend the other day and she made lunch, tomato soup with a cheesy toast. It made me remember a tomato soup I used to make and all of the sudden I felt an urge to make … Continue reading

Meringues, festive buns and chocolate dumplings

Lately I have been thinking about baking. It is different from cooking where I can just add things, sometimes on a feeling. There are a few things I can bake but I almost never stray. This time I wanted to make an effort and see how it would go. I set aside almost a full … Continue reading

Canapés, dumplings and dessert inspired by the colour red

They say that all things comes in three and in this case it might be true. We have had three different lots of friends to come visit within a short period and it has been so much fun. We had some very late summer weather, really amazing for this time of the year still spotting … Continue reading

Beef and kimchi dumplings with bavette steak

I woke up the other morning and looked out. It was 6.32 am and the sky was beautifully red. From giving the outside world a sleepy eye I instantly woke up and I knew I had to grab the camera and capture the light. It isn’t quite that easy, I had to get everyone awake, … Continue reading

Shitake and fig vinegar dumplings

I saw some fig vinegar at Isaura’s, the cafe and deli down the road. It tasted just as amazing as it looked and it made me think of dumplings. I don’t know why but the combination sounded too good to miss. It was Easter and we were invited to our neighbors for Easter dinner and … Continue reading

Dinner from the sea with cod and feta cheese dumplings

The past week went so fast! I did a quick trip to Dublin and discovered some very nice take away sushi there. I had some good meetings and managed to see my friend as well! I didn’t get back home until quite late. We had friends coming for the weekend the following morning but I … Continue reading