Top Tips

5 Ways To Clean With Vinegar

Thu, 06 Jul 2017

You may not be aware but in your cupboard, you have one of the most powerful cleaning agents – Vinegar! It doesn’t contain any nasties like bleach, ammonium or other poisonous cleaning ingredients either. Vinegar does not only flavour your chips but it will clean your house too! It is so versatile and cost-effective. 5 […]

Kitchen Confidential

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

Whether you are a top chef or a busy Mum, the kitchen of most homes gets a daily work out that can leave it in need of a regular upgrade. We caught up with Leandro Godoy, Kitchen’s Manager at IKEA Dublin and pumped him for his top tips for designing a dream kitchen… here’s what […]

How To Make A Simple Buttercream

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

One of the most popular frostings for cakes and cupcakes, this buttercream is quick and easy to whip up, and you can flavour it in almost any way you like.   Ingredients: 225g/8oz unsalted butter, softened 500g/17½oz icing sugar 4 tbsp milk or cream 2 tsp vanilla extract ½ – 1 tsp salt Other flavourings: […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Not quite sure what to get your Mum this Mother’s day? Fear not as we have done the hard work for you. Our gift guide for Mother’s Day includes unique pieces reasonably priced €5 to €100! For the cookbook fanatic: Does your Mum collect cookbooks like there’s no tomorrow? If so, Recipes from My Mother […]

5 Weird Uses For Baking Soda

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

Ok so if you need to know the difference between baking soda and baking powder, click here if you missed it. Baking soda (aka bicarbonate of soda) is a staple in most households especially for home bakers. But we have picked our top 5 weird uses for baking soda: 5. Carpet Cleaner You can use […]

The Cultured Club

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

In her first book, The Cultured Club, fermentation expert Dearbhla Reynolds teaches you how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods by using one of the world’s oldest methods of food preservation. Here, she tells us about what drew her towards fermentation and why everyone should give it a go. An Adventurous Cook “I have always had […]

Top 5 Tips For Batch Cooking

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

Batch cooking can really help you save time and money. It is all about getting your freezer working for you. Try to spend a day whipping up some recipes that you can freeze this will mean you will have homemade healthy, nutritious ready meals to pop in the oven. Master batch cooking with our top 5 […]

9 Easy Ways To Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Fri, 06 Jan 2017

We know, we know. Nobody wants to actually admit that their kitchen needs a good clean, but if yours is like ours, it totally does. A month of frantic festive cooking has left our cupboards jumbled and our oven filthy, so we are determined to put order on our cooking space. For us, it has […]

Top Tips For Healthy Asian Cooking

Wed, 04 Jan 2017

Fresh, fast and ultra delicious, it’s no surprise that Asian food is one of our favourite cuisines here in Ireland. With a huge range of tastes and flavours, it’s easy to get put off, but by following our top tips, it’s possible to have amazing Asian food at home, without the stress. Begin by stocking […]

Tips for cooking for a crowd at Christmas

Sat, 17 Dec 2016

A white Christmas in the mountains is a dream for many families, and Christmas dinner with all the trimmings is an essential component of this special holiday. Kat Judge, head chef, food blogger and mother of two, dishes up this festive feast for over 60 guests each year, between her three luxury ski lodges in […]

11 Foods You Should Not Store In Your Fridge

Tue, 22 Nov 2016

We have put together our top tips on storing food. Some foods should not be stored in the fridge as they can spoil quicker. We have put together our top tips for you to store  food for longer and to reduce any food waste. Here are our top 11 foods you should not store in […]

How To Throw A Halloween Party

Mon, 24 Oct 2016

Hurray for Halloween! Corner the kids and get them involved with planning a Halloween Party that will send their imagination in to the stratosphere… here’s how to do it. Start with Spooky Savoury Unless you want your tiny guests running riot within a few minutes of arrival, settle tummies with a few savoury treats. Why […]