Tag Archives: halloween

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Pan-Fried Carrot Strips

Halloween has always been celebrated in a big way in Ireland, where I come from. When I was growing up it was more about dressing up, spooking each other, playing games such as apple bobbing rather than today’s popular ‘trick or treating’. Irish folklore has strong links with Halloween, which is said to be linked with […]

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 […]