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Mammy’s Pie for Pernikity Eaters

Don't know about you, but I'm on a constant quest to just do the minimum - only having to do one dinner for everyone instead of making one at 5pm for the chislers and then again at 8pm for us. This winter warmer can hold smuggled veg, be served differently, and - most importantly -… Continue reading Mammy’s Pie for Pernikity Eaters

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Kids in Pubs Post 7pm… Thoughts?

Having spent most of the weekend wandering through the local village during "Lobster Festival" (only in South County Dublin....) and surveying a wealth of ruddy-faced parents jovially clinking glasses while the kids happily glued their eyeballs to a nearby device, I couldn't help "buttwonder"... have I been getting it wrong all along? These people were… Continue reading Kids in Pubs Post 7pm… Thoughts?

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Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….

Firstly, that header image is clearly a stock photo - I had meant to take a pic of the finished product but forgot entirely as had a major case of the h'anger.  There are prep pics, however, and that's the main thing. OK - you could purchase ready-made stir-fry or Teriyaki sauces for years and… Continue reading Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….


Mammy’s Mystery Meatloaf

Why is it mysterious? Because it started life as a more traditional meatloaf and it's transformed into something far tastier and less heavy than a slab of minced meat, pork sausages and onion sitting in yer gut. Plus it looks a lot more appetising... well, as appetising as a brick of minced meat can be.… Continue reading Mammy’s Mystery Meatloaf

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Mammy’s Mini Roast in Minutes

Yep, minutes. Not in like 5 minutes or anything, I'm not Donal Skehan (and there's salmonella to consider), but if yous have a bit of extra time of a Sunday and want to magic up a roast out of... 1) Chicken Breasts 2) Potatoes 3) Whatever veg you have languishing about ... this is for… Continue reading Mammy’s Mini Roast in Minutes

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Veg Smuggling 101 – Vol 2: Versatile Marinara Sauce in Minutes.

'Mammy's Marinara' Marinara sauce makes it sound really authentic and fierce fancy, but really it's a basic tomato sauce that can be used as a base for a multitude of meals: Pasta sauce; pizza base sauce; lasagne sauce; mediterranean casserole; chicken and chorizo stew with roast potatoes... have some sauce left over? Chuck in some croutons,… Continue reading Veg Smuggling 101 – Vol 2: Versatile Marinara Sauce in Minutes.

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Baby-Led Weaning: A How-To Guide

What you will need... 1) A baby aged approximately six months. 2) Appropriately sized pieces of food, raw (avocado, banana,) or cooked (steamed carrots, chicken etc). 3) A rake load of kitchen roll. 4) A daycent pair of knees on ye. And that's about it. Deliberate flippancy aside, that is all you need. It's so simple… Continue reading Baby-Led Weaning: A How-To Guide