Sansa Stark’s Lemon Cakes

Warning: Contains mild spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones “Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she…

6 tips for cooks who work on their feet all day

Do you ever have that aching feeling that runs through your arches and makes its way up through your legs? Believe me, I’ve been there! From standing around prepping ingredients to bustling around during service, doing 6 or 12-hour shifts can really take its toll on your feet. With rarely a chance to rest, it’s…

The Survival Series Part 14: Purslane

Surviving in the wild is not easy – not only do you have to weather yourself against the elements, but you also have to find a way to sustain your energy too! This survival series looks at the many wild foods that you can come across on your travels, that you can safely forage and…

Part 25: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Another Sunday, another short round-up of some of Ireland’s best food producers! Celebrating local produce, this week I’m looking at five more companies that caught my eye: Kearney Blue Cheese A deliciously creamy cheese with a balanced blue flavour throughout, Kearney Blue is definitely one for the cheeseboard. Based in Northern Ireland, the cheese itself…

The Survival Series Part 12: Periwinkles

Heading out to the beach this week and looking for something wild to bring home? Look no further! This week, the survival series is back on the coastline where I’m looking at the small treasure that is: Periwinkles Though some may flinch at the idea at cooking and eating snail-like creatures, these little molluscs are…

Word of Mouth: Something amiss at the Guinness Storehouse

The home of the “black stuff” has always been a spot that I’ve meant to wander into and so on a whim with the rain drizzling down, Mr. POH and I headed to the iconic Guinness Storehouse. Open seven days a week from 9.30am, we arrived late enough into the afternoon to a bustling entrance…

Part 24: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Dairy, meat, fish, fruit – to an outsider you mightn’t believe it, but believe me, we’ve got it! Celebrating the best of Ireland’s producers, this series looks at the vast range of goods we have to offer in our wee country. Here are five more producers that stood out for me this week (a huge…

Peeta’s Wedding Cake in District 13

Warning: Contains spoilers for The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Introduced in the final instalment of the hugely successful Hunger Games trilogy, this wedding cake is a creation of one the main protagonists, Peeta Mellark. The author, Suzanne Collins writes; “Four people wheel out a huge wedding cake from a side room. “Most of the guests back…

The Survival Series Part 11: Horn of Plenty

Walking across woodlands and along old ruins and walls, my inner forager leaps into action. This week on the survival series, I’m going back to fungi and am looking at other edible treat that’s worth nabbing if you’re in a hurry: Horn of Plenty or the Trumpet of Death Don’t let this mushroom’s ominous-sounding name…