Agave V’s Brown Rice Syrup (a healthier Lemon Curd)

Agave V’s Brown Rice Syrup (a healthier Lemon Curd)

I flick between natural sweeteners like a remote control, just in case I’m missing something. Date syrup, maple, raw honey, brown rice syrup, coconut nectar, apple syrup – there are pros and cons to every little bottle out there. No sugar is healthy. The key is to find one that works for you and use […]

cooking supergrains – amaranth

cooking supergrains – amaranth

Amaranth is another one of those supergrains that have Hollywood glitterati genuflecting. It has serious nutritional gravitas, rivaling quinoa as the number one seed. Think of a white poppy seed. Small, but mighty. Amaranth has more muscle than wheat, clocking in four times the amount of calcium and twice as much iron. And with generous […]

Family Flapjacks

Family Flapjacks

Cardboard cutouts of local GPs were recently used to promote the sale of fruit and vegetables in an English supermarket. Fist-bumping comedy? Nope. Sales rose by 20%. It’s one of the ways in which supermarkets are ‘voluntarily’ engaging in the fight against childhood obesity. If it doesn’t work, the British government are threatening to legislate […]

Rye Banana Bread with virtuous Nutella

Rye Banana Bread with virtuous Nutella

Another recipe from The Extra Virgin Kitchen cookbook my friends …   Rye is traditionally associated with those beautiful Nordic folk. The Danes love it too. As I fancy the arse off both populations, I’ve been playing with rye recipes over the winter in a futile attempt to lure them into my orbit. I think […]

COUGH AND COLD REMEDY, with Carrageen & Cloves

COUGH AND COLD REMEDY, with Carrageen & Cloves

We Irish are often seen wearing Kleenex this time of year. While I can’t remedy the former, the latter can be resolved with this Harry Potter potion. Cellotape the instructions to your kitchen cupboard. You’ll be glad you did when you feel a pesky tickle in your throat. This recipe has been passed through neighbours, […]