Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fruity Tea Loaf (Barm Brack)

This traditional Irish fruit cake, or Barm Brack as it’s called, is typically eaten at Halloween. It was a year round favourite when I was growing up though and I also tend to make it at any time of the year when the fancy takes me. Funnily enough I’m not a big fan of dried […]

Photography, plums and a pie

During the month of September I took part in an evening class on photography. The class was mainly geared to those interested in portrait photography, but I thought I might be able to pick up a few tips here and there, in particular with regards to lighting, as the daylight hours begin to dwindle here in […]

Creamy Jerusalem Artichoke (Jordskokke) Soup

As autumn hits I always feel the urge to make soups and casserole dishes. This year is no exception. This week we’ve had soup, cottage pie and another one-pot wonder with chicken & chorizo. Alas it is not really possible to post the recipes for all of these. Mainly because of the increased challenge the […]