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This butternut squash lasagna, made with fresh tomatoes and spinach is bursting with Autumn colours. I used the last of the fresh Irish tomatoes I had to make my own tomato sauce (you can of course just use tinned tomatoes) with a bit of tomato paste to make it thicker.…

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There are quite a lot of Belgian classics that I love. But vol-au-vent is right at the top together with stoofvlees (beer & beef stew). Although stoofvlees is something I make every few months, vol-au-vent has always been the food I order in a restaurant, but never make myself. For some…

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Cannelloni and lasagna are two pasta dishes that I cook quite regularly. Although I usually go for the more traditional versions (spinach – ricotta or beef) I decided to try a new cannelloni filling with leek & ricotta instead as I had some leeks from making leek soup the previous…

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Fennel is one of those ingredients that tends to divide the table’s opinions: you either hate it or you love it. Even as a kid I used to love fennel, even though it has quite a strong flavour but not everyone in my family did so we only rarely ate…

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There are quite a few things I do not like about Autumn & Winter. But one thing I do love is making soup for my lunch during the week! There is nothing like a warm bowl of homemade soup to keep me going during those colder days. I have a…

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This glorious weather we've been having in Ireland calls for some homemade iced tea! I have been buying hibiscus flowers in the health store in Mitchelstown every few weeks - as it's a great way to reduce high blood pressure - but I haven't come across it in supermarkets yet…

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From My Emerald Kitchen to Fern & Follie In 2020 I decided to take a break from blogging after years of posting a new recipe nearly every week. There were a few reasons for my decision but the main one being that I had lost the joy in blogging. I…

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I've gone through an unbelievably unhealthy few weeks lately - as I was moving house (more on that later!) and moved on from working full time to freelancing only and it was just completely hectic times. That shouldn't be an excuse though, especially as I've got my fair share of…