elderberry cordial in pot

Elderberry Cordial

With elderberries in full bloom right now and the weather getting a bit cooler, this is the perfect time to make nice warming, immune boosting and delicious elderberry cordial – full of vitamin C and brilliant for preventing colds and flus over the coming months. Dilute with warm water and enjoy by the fire of Read the full article…

lemonade resized

Home-Made Lemonade

Home-Made Lemonade   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   All those funky lemonade dispensers on sale everywhere and reading about lemons being anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-everything has inspired me to get squeezing! Instructions Start off with a sugar syrup by heating water in a pan and dissolving the sugar in it Read the full article…

carrot & lemon resized

Lemon, Carrot & Ginger Smoothie

Lemon & Carrot Wake Me Up Smoothie   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   This is a great smoothie to get you (and your liver) going in the morning! You will probably need to add some honey if you can’t handle the bitterness but it is brilliantly cleansing, rich in vitamin Read the full article…

stew resized

Irish Stew with Wild Garlic & Kombu

  Irish Stew with Wild Garlic & Kombu Seaweed   Print Cook time 2 hours 30 mins Total time 2 hours 30 mins   Stew is something I particularly enjoy during the winter months but since the weather has been so crazy lately I have found myself making it with new spring lamb and wild Read the full article…

shep pie med

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Serves: 4-5 Ingredients 1 tbsp clarified butter 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 sticks celery, finely sliced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 3 carrots, finely chopped in a food processor 1 lb lamb mince Tin Read the full article…