Psst … I’ve got something to tell you

Psst … I’ve got something to tell you

  Waaaaaah! The Virtuous Tart cookbook is now in paperback for all my Irish friends. It’s got a snazzy new yellow cover, and a new cheaper price. So for the same cost as one yoga class, you and I could be hanging in the kitchen. I promise to bring indecent amounts of giddiness to your […]

When times are tough …

When times are tough …

For many people this column might read like a sonata to superfoods. Or exclusively for geezers who fetishise loose-leaf tea and home made facemasks. I get that. I am, after all, a professional nut (short for nutritional cook). Lately, writing about food feels ridiculous in the face of much wider global geopolitical events. Finding meaning […]

The Top 20 Irish Instagrammers, for foodie whores

The Top 20 Irish Instagrammers, for foodie whores

This is my list of sonic wholefood Instagrammers I lovebomb everyday. I think you will too. All are Ir-ish and have a unique voice. Think of Instagram like your own personal trainer on the path to better food choices. Surrounding yourself with thoughtful, inspiring cooks will change how you see food and seep into your […]

Oi, Gluten! What’s the story?

Oi, Gluten! What’s the story?

People are so scared of gluten in the US. You could probably rob a bank by waving a baguette in the air. Even in Ireland, it has earned such a bad rep that somebody I’m married to (no names) thinks gluten must be something delinquent teenagers sniff. GSOH folks! Gluten is not a poison – […]

Leave our kids alone!

Leave our kids alone!

Picture the scene. You’re sitting at home, having your breakfast. There’s a knock on the front door. It’s a salesman, and he wants to talk to your kids. “No thanks,” you say, closing the door firmly. But he won’t go away. In fact, he spends the rest of the day standing outside your house, shouting […]