Chocolate · Cookies · Make By Hand · No Stand Mixer

Oaty Chocolate Chip Cookies

The tradition in our house is that Friday lunchboxes *always* contain a homebaked treat… which is lovely… until you lose track of the days, wake up, realise it’s Friday morning and hastily have to cobble something together as oblivious little people chat excitedly amongst themselves about what treat might be in store for them today.…… Continue reading Oaty Chocolate Chip Cookies


Easter · Irish Recipe · Mixer Required

Traditional Irish Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition in Ireland. There’s even a schoolyard rhyme about them! Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! Give ’em to your daughters, give ’em to your sons.One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! Good Friday (the Friday immediately preceding Easter…… Continue reading Traditional Irish Hot Cross Buns


Ultimate Guide to Identifying Elderflower

Use this simple guide to confidently identify elderflower… then make the most fantastic summer drink you’ve ever tasted! How to Recognise Elderflower – the tree, the flowers, the leaves Plants which can be confused with Elderflower – plants often mistaken for elderflower Elderflower Identification What does an elder tree look like? The elder (also known…… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Identifying Elderflower

Craft · Easter

The Best Way to Dye Brown Eggs for Easter

If you’re looking for the best way to dye brown eggs – this is it! Read on… Here in Ireland (and in some parts of the UK) the vast majority of eggs available for sale are brown eggs. (This contrasts with the US where white eggs are widely available.) While there is almost no difference…… Continue reading The Best Way to Dye Brown Eggs for Easter

Fruit · Gluten free · No Dairy · No Egg · Sorbet

Mango Sorbet {Only 3 Ingredients}

The temperature hit 18C yesterday in Dublin so, of course, we had to make hay while the sun shone* and make a batch of sorbet. A few years ago, we invested in an ice cream machine for the Irish Kitchen – one of our best decisions ever! We now have a constant supply of homemade…… Continue reading Mango Sorbet {Only 3 Ingredients}

Bread · Irish Recipe · Make By Hand · No Egg · No Stand Mixer

Irish Fruit Soda Bread

Soda Bread is a traditional Irish quick bread which can be taken from mixing bowl to freshly baked loaf in under an hour. Traditionally, Soda Bread was baked in a bastible (a type of cooking pot) over an open fire. We always bake ours in a cast iron pot to mimic this traditional cooking method.

Chocolate · Cookies · Halloween

Mummy Cookie Pops!

Love Halloween. Love all the traditions. Love Halloween treats… but ONLY the spooky, fun kind. NOT the gory, gross kind. Cute meringue ghosts? Skeleton cookies? Spiderweb shortbread? Yes, yes and yes! Eyeball doughnuts? Severed finger cookies? Zombie brain cakes? No, no and no! If you’re looking for easy, fun, and definitely-not-gross Halloween treats, Mummy Cookie…… Continue reading Mummy Cookie Pops!


Chocolate Revel Bars

Chocolate Revel Bars. One of our all-time favourite chocolate treats. A rich chocolate fudge filling sandwiched between layers of brown sugar and oat cookie dough. Packed lunches, picnics, bake sales… these bars are your friend. They are super easy to make, they slice beautifully, they travel well packed in old biscuit tins or tupperware and…… Continue reading Chocolate Revel Bars


St Patrick’s Day 2020

For the first time in living memory, St Patrick’s Day will be a very quiet day in Ireland. No parades, no parties, no gatherings in the local pub. And while all of this feels surreal, we do this for the greater good. Ní neart go cur le chéile. (Our strength is in our unity.) Today…… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day 2020

Apples · No Dairy · No Egg

Easy Big Batch Apple Sauce {No-peel method}

What do you do when you find yourself drowning in apples but with no time/energy/inclination to spend the next 2 weeks peeling said apples? Make no-peel apple sauce of course! I make vats of this apple sauce every year to use up windfall apples from our garden. While this method is a fantastic way to…… Continue reading Easy Big Batch Apple Sauce {No-peel method}