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Harissa Roast Potatoes with Tahini dressing

Harissa paste, a North African spice blend made with variations of chilli peppers being the main ingredient along with other herb and spice combinations. Found in all larger supermarkets, health food shops, Asian stores and speciality food shops it goes really well with the creamy tahini in this dish. The tahini dressing is my own… Continue reading Harissa Roast Potatoes with Tahini dressing

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Pancakes with stewed Rhubarb and Cardamom

Irish rhubarb is in season right now and utterly delicious stewed in orange juice with a hint of cardamom. It’s an excellent topping for pancakes served with thick natural yogurt and some chopped nuts. My pancake recipe is based on the Ballymaloe cookery method and is fool proof. Add more sugar to the fruit while… Continue reading Pancakes with stewed Rhubarb and Cardamom

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Valentine’s chocolate covered shortbread biscuits

These heart shaped chocolate shortbread biscuits take less than 10 minutes to make but taste fantastic. Covered in your favourite chocolate, they make a great Valentine’s present. Taste the love ♥. Makes 10-12. Ingredients: 170g of plain flour 100g of butter 40g of caster sugar 150g of milk chocolate dried edible rose petals (optional)  … Continue reading Valentine’s chocolate covered shortbread biscuits

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****COMPETITION TIME****

  This day two weeks I pack up my day job for a bit and embark on a little adventure beginning in Lebanon.👏😁🙏🛫🇱🇧️🍴🍷📚 Things have been a little difficult this last while so when life gives you lemons, read a Lebanese cookbook and see what magic you can turn them into.💛🍋💛🍋💛 In celebration of new beginnings, I… Continue reading ****COMPETITION TIME****

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Turkish Leek Bake with Dukkah

I absolutely adore leeks and this bake is a great recipe for the turning weather. Inspiration for this recipe comes from the Turkish Dish Fırında Pırasa Dilimleri which translates as leek slices in the oven. Serve with a green salad for a comforting lunch. If you can’t source dukkah substitute sesame seeds instead. Serves 4.   Ingredients:… Continue reading Turkish Leek Bake with Dukkah

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Mirza Ghasemi (Aubergines with Tomatoes & Eggs)

Mirza Ghasemi preparation begins  One of my Persian mezze featuring at my pop-up PERSIANA this weekend with flavour.ie in Co. Cork . To say I’m excited is an understatement. Check out my super easy and gluten-free recipe below.     Ingredients: 2 aubergines 2 large ripe tomatoes- quartered 6 cloves of garlic – unpeeled 2 tbsps. of olive oil ½… Continue reading Mirza Ghasemi (Aubergines with Tomatoes & Eggs)