Pumpkin Pie

Recently I did the cooking for a pre-gig dinner. For the main event I used whatever produce was available/leftover/cheap/boss-approved. But for the dessert I HAD to make pumpkin pie. I was born in New Hampshire where the official state fruit is the pumpkin. Plus, a family friend serves in the state legislature and was responsible…

St. Patrick’s Day

This Paddy’s Day I made Chocolate Guinness Cake, one of my favourite recipes from Nigella’s Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame. Every year around this time I see it posted all over the internet, and with good reason. It is a low risk recipe which makes it perfect for entertaining -the inclusion of Guinness in the recipe means…

Bibi’s

Bibi’s in Dublin 8  has been around for years and is right on my regular route but I only recently discovered it. If only I had known sooner! I have not been so excited by a meal in a long time. It is a neighbourhood café where you walk in and feel relaxed, as if you’re going to…