Salade Nicoise

This recipe is for the most commonly served Salade Nicoise.  However, the traditional Salade Nicoise in Nice may not always come with cooked beans or cooked potatoes.  This salad for them reflects the seasons, so the Salade Nicoise varies with the seasons.  In the spring they may use fava beans and artichokes, in the summer sweet yellow rock melon, and in the Autumn finely sliced […]

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Ballymaloe’s Baked Camembert

Ballymaloe is a family run business which makes a very popular tomato relish in Ireland.  My daughter and I fell in love with this product and we wanted to use it in a recipe to share this flavourful product with friends and family in Dublin.  The end result was just magic! Ingredients 1 whole Camembert 6 sprigs of thyme 2 garlic cloves, […]

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Flaky Ham & Chard Pie

Cook this great recipe on Mother’s day.  Brownie points guaranteed. Ingredients 2 big bunches of chard 1 red pepper, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 tablespoons of milk 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes salt and pepper to taste 8 sheets filo pastry 50 gr melted butter […]

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Thai Spring Rolls

Crunchy spring rolls are a popular feature in most Asian cuisines.  Thais fill their version with garlic, pork and glass noodles. Ingredients 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 50g minced pork (optional) 1/2 cup raw cabbage, shredded 1/2 cup raw carrot, shredded 1/2  cup bean sprouts 1 1/2 teaspoons light soy sauce 1/2  teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon […]

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