Top Tips

Liven Up Your Lunch With LeanMeanMomma & Homebird

Tue, 29 Aug 2017

Cliona O’Connor aka LeanMeanMomma has developed some great recipes to liven up the kids lunch boxes just in time for Back To School. All of her recipes include Homebird, Ireland’s only Bord Bia approved range of cooked and ready to serve chicken and turkey. As we all know it is not easy getting your child to […]

5 Ways With A Basic Tomato Sauce

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

Whipping up a batch of our quick and easy homemade tomato sauce will save you hours in the kitchen – one sauce, five dishes! You can freeze this sauce for up to 3 months. Our top tip is freeze in smaller portion sizes, so you do not have to defrost the full amount, you could use […]

Top 5 Tips For Fussy Eaters

Thu, 03 Aug 2017

Terrific tips for fussy eaters! Are you a parent struggling to get your child to eat healthy and nutritious food? We have some simple tips and recipes to help you tackle the tackle fussy eaters in your house 1.Don’t Panic Ok so you have a fussy eater but all is not lost and there are things you can […]

Top Tips To Reduce Food Waste

Wed, 02 Aug 2017

Top Tips To Reduce Food Waste & Save Money: It is reported that a third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. There are a few things you can do to reduce food waste and here are a few tips. If everyone followed suit there would be a vast reduction in food […]

Finn’s World: East, Surf, Sleep, Repeat

Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Finn’s World is a food journey which began when Finn Ní Fhaoláin was diagnosed as a coeliac and became determined to recreate all her favourite dishes – this time without gluten. That difficult road led to a beautiful destination, where Finn has created food that’s not only nutritious, but tastes amazing too! Hailing from the west coast, by […]

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 […]