Baked Oatmeal

I have been eating this baked oatmeal for breakfast almost every day for the past week. I make a big batch, freeze individual servings and top it with fruit, yoghurt and some granola for extra crunch. I use the recipe from Cookie and Kate. The first time I made this I followed her recipe exactly, just…

Blackberry Rye Sourdough Pancakes

A few weeks ago my mother and I went to a talk on fermentation given by natural food expert April Danaan in Wicklow’s most popular spot, The Happy Pear.  We learned about kombucha, ginger bugs, and sourdough baking. April even gave everyone their very own sourdough starter.  My mother promptly killed hers but I took good…

Oatmeal Pancakes

I am a breakfast person through and through.  I always enjoy it but sometimes I think it’s a shame that five days a week I have to eat in the crowded staff room at work and not on a sunny terrace.  The weekend is time to linger over something a little more special, and that’s what…

Sweet Potato Pancakes

There are few things I love more than pancakes at the weekend. I had some leftover mashed sweet potatoes from dinner last night so I decided to use them up making myself a sweet breakfast. I used this recipe but halved the amount. I also replaced white flour with wholemeal.  They were delicious – perhaps a…

Peanut Butter, Coconut and Date Granola

One of my favourite activities is going to TK Maxx and browsing the sports bras and kitchen section.  I doubt that shop will ever fail to excite me! This week they had some gorgeous, coloured Kilner jars. I bought a pink storage jar so of course I had to make granola to fill it with….

Avocado Toast

Like many others I am crazy about avocados. They’re like sticks of butter that grow on trees! I know this is not that original but avocado on toast with a poached egg is one of my favourite meals.  I use whatever bread I have, today I used a dark Bavarian pumpernickel. Then I smash some…

Granola

I make granola every week so I always have something in the cupboard for breakfast and snacks. I usually add a few spoonfuls on top of my porridge for added crunch and sweetness, or I have some with a grated apple and yoghurt as a snack when I get home from work. The original recipe…