Tuna Nicoise salad

My version of tuna nicoise. Another salad with a bit of a difference and so over easy to make 😉 Ingredients 1 large free range egg Mixed leaf lettuce handful sugar snap peas 1 radish handful cherry tomatoes 1 small can John west tuna – or a fresh fillet For the dressing – olive oil,…

Getting ready for my first market

The excitement of getting into the market is quickly overridden by the million things I had to do before it starts in a month. Staff. I need to get someone to help me at the stall. I put an add on DIT for graduates from the culinary course, put one in a MAST ezine (the insurance…

Location Location Location

I went along to an event as part of a startup gathering and there were a few speakers from the Food Academy, an initiative run by Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Board which helps small local businesses get their products onto shelves. It’s nice to hear people who have done it and come out…

Smashed avocado, roasted red peppers, chilli & feta omelette

A perfect omelette is light and thin only needs 2 eggs, using more is a common misconception. Take care not to overcook the omelette, there’s no harm with it being a little runny in the middle, eggs will continue to cook after they’ve left the heat. A 9-10 inch non-stick shallow frying pan/crepe pan is…

Crispy bacon, sweet potato, kale and feta frittata

This frittata is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner with enough sustenance to keep you full. A 10 inch non-stick frying pan is the ideal pan to use. Ingredients 10 large free range eggs 3 pieces of unsmoked bacon (streaky if you have it) 2 sweet potatoes, peeled 2 cups kale, washed 1…

The Operational Octopus!

There are a lot of different avenues to cover when you actually start setting up like equipment, branding, food, electrics, insurance, plumbing etc, some things I haven’t a clue about like the latter! It’s also still constantly on my mind that I’m setting all this up without a location which doesn’t help when feeling a…

Recipe: Eggs benedict with parma ham & pesto

Happy Paddy’s Day! Keeping with our Irish themed egg dishes for Paddy’s week, today we’re doing eggs benedict with a twist – green eggs and ham! Serves 2 Ingredients Pesto Handful of basil leaves Handful of pine nuts Good drizzle olive oil 1 clove garlic Salt & pepper Hollandaise 2 egg yolks 1 tsp white…

Recipe: Maple bacon, hallumi and avocado salad with poached egg

Salads can get boring and repetitive if you’re eating them all the time so I find you need to reinvent them. They’re so easy to make and when done well, are so tasty. There’s nothing like a homemade one with fresh ingredients, especially on a Monday trying to start the week being healthy! Ingredients 2…

Recipe: Coconut pancakes

We love everything with eggs and pancakes are high on the list! With pancake Tuesday tomorrow, we were looking for a pancake that was different to the standard pancake (flour is too filling and you can’t eat as many as you’d like) and to buckwheat pancakes (the flavour just isn’t the same). So, we tried making the…