Top Tips

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 […]

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Fri, 21 Oct 2016

Do you want to know how to carve a pumpkin? There’s no trick to carving a pumpkin, all you need are the right tools and it’ll be a real treat! What you’ll need: 1 large pumpkin 1 serrated knife Large strong spoon Large bowl Marker pen or paper template Various sized sharp knives for carving […]

Harvey Norman Debuts The Mini KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

Attention all bakers!!! The new mini KitchenAid artisan stand mixer debuts exclusively in Harvey Norman from 28th September 2016 retailing at €549. For the first time since the introduction of the original Tilt-Head Stand Mixer by Egmont Arens in 1936, KitchenAid is launching a mini version of this iconic culinary workhorse. With the smaller and lighter […]

Top Tips For Great Instagram Pictures

Fri, 09 Sep 2016

We recently caught up with Jette Virdi, Ireland’s leading food stylist to get her top tips for great Instagram food pictures. You can watch our Facebook Live video here to get some really good tips about lighting, props, patterns and shapes. She shows us how to work with natural uncooked ingredients to highlight light, composition and the beauty […]

Back To School: Working Mums

Mon, 29 Aug 2016

It’s all about back to school this week at I Love Cooking, and we’ve been wondering about the women who juggle a full time job with childcare, school runs and getting healthy meals on the table. Working mums are the best multi-taskers on the planet, especially when it comes to back to school time. These […]

The Picky Eater: Lunchboxes

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Got a picky eater at home? When it comes to creating balanced lunchboxes for picky eaters, the  struggle is real. While some children thrive on gorgeously curated bento boxes, if you have a picky child, you will know the pain of emptying out lunchboxes that have barely been touched. Squashed bananas lurking at the bottom […]