I’m a freelance food writer and scribble a little weekly food and wine column for The Galway Advertiser newspaper, among other places. This is where I keep my favourite restaurant reviews from in and around the West of Ireland, as well as foodie news, views and opinions. I hope you find something to interest you, whether you are from the area, plan on visiting or are just plain curious.
It has come to my attention that it will be my blogs birthday in a couple of days. So happy birthday blog! Strangely enough as an unexpected side-effect I have made a lot of new friends through blogging many of whom I have met in person, many more I hope to meet soon. I didn’t r
Last year was my first time growing my own potatoes. I ordered a few heritage varieties from Seed Savers, varieties that would be difficult to find in the shops, some early and some main crop. I planted them late enough in the season so as to avoid any late frosts as we are prone to h
Grilled Lemon Halloumi A book review. Flash Food – Laura Santtini There’s a sort of terrible tyranny to the daily chore of making meals for a family. Breakfast, dinner, tea over and over again, day in, day out. Even for those of us who love to cook, it’s inevitable that no
When I eat out I want things I would never make at home. I want new flavours, textures and combinations to try, inspiration and ideas. Mostly I want a meal to stick in my memory for a while so that I can some way justify travelling to a foreign country for a dinner. Relæ in Copenhagen
I can make really good pizza at home – it’s a really easy thing to do – especially on the hot oven floor of the Aga, which is very like a pizza oven in temperature. But sometimes I don’t… When in Galway town there two good places for pizza, but for two different stag