Throw It All In Wheaten Bread

Today is the kind of day that I dreamed about when I moved to Ireland. The day where you share soup and bread with your family, you get warmed up from the inside and watch the rain slide down the window.I make soups from most festering vegetables or leftovers that I discover in the fridge….

My Christmas Party Nibbles

My growing up memories of Christmas mainly revolve around a stream of guests coming through the house, just to say hello, or deliver a Christmas card. Most would be offered a drink and a bite to eat. My mum is generally absent from these memories as she was usually in the kitchen. I love people…

Cinnamon Christmas Trees

I really needed something sweet to put out with the savoury nibbles, and to be honest I hadn’t really thought of anything. A great friend in France, who is always overflowing with inspiration, had sent me a mini video of some pastry Christmas Trees being fashioned with Pesto running through them and I did like the…

Focaccia Toasts

I use a Gino D’campo Focaccia method but I can’t find a link to add, so here it is with my own tweak to make light toasts for party nibbles. If you can bear not to dig into it, it is best left over night till you make the toasts. I have to hide it…

Smoked Salmon Mousse

I am not sure if this officially qualifies as being a Mousse, but it’s light, fluffy and if you put it in the fridge over night it sets a bit making it easy to spread onto my Foccacia Toasts. So it my mind it’s moussey. In thinking about putting savoury nibbles together for unexpected, or…

Baked Garlic Tapenade

Put this alongside the baked Garlic Pesto to create a selection of snacks for festive gatherings

Baked Garlic Pesto

Roast garlic makes this Pesto softer and delicious to serve with drinks and Foccacia Toasts as festive party nibbles.

Hygge Sausage Casserole

Quick and easy sausage casserole for cold nights, make sure you make extra for warm lunchtime flask filler.

Heałthy Breaks and After School Snacks

  My brain is thoroughly stretched at the beginning of term by form filling and the new extra curricular timetable. Never mind thinking of an interesting, variable and healthy selection for the lunch box. Then he tells me he needs a snack as well. And the snack should be nut free. And healthy. Ok. I…

Lazy Fruit Swirls

These very lazy sugar free snacks are great for children’s lunchboxes and after school snacks too.