Buckwheat Noodles Wrapped in ‘shrooms & Badass Ginger

Buckwheat Noodles Wrapped in ‘shrooms & Badass Ginger

‘Shrooms Mushrooms have been revered throughout many cultures as far back as Ancient Egypt. These furred-up fungi were believed to bring immortality and bottomless libidos. That must have been before the empire disappeared. In Chinese medicine, mushrooms were celebrated for giving super-human strength. Take that, Popeye!  Today, mushrooms don’t enjoy nearly the same level of […]

Eating out in Dublin: Alchemy

Eating out in Dublin: Alchemy

The food and drink at Alchemy Juice Co. on Grafton Street, Dublin 2, is beyond good. It’s extraordinary. I am somewhat spectacularly biased having worked with Domini and Peaches Kemp on the menu. But their cabbage leaf rolls! Jayney Marys. Who could have thought a brassica could ever be that exciting?  Or their cold-pressed carrot […]

Cacao Nib & Birch Sugar Granola

Cacao Nib & Birch Sugar Granola

Xylitol sounds like a nuclear bunion buster. It is, in fact, a sweetener derived from the birch tree and often referred to as birch sugar. The world’s best restaurant, Noma, serves fresh birch sap every spring in place of table water. Yep. It’s quite trippy – cold, honeyed and unfamiliar. Noma has managed to make […]

Brain Fertilisers, to hotwire your neurotransmitters

Brain Fertilisers, to hotwire your neurotransmitters

“There is no health without mental health,” stresses psychiatrist Prof Jim Lucey, of St Patrick’s Dublin. So, what if you could eat to charge your brain? You can. What if there were foods to help fertilise your brain cells? There are! Recipes pumped with omega-3 fats and B-vitamins are your new BFs (Brain Fertilisers).   […]

My birthday book deal (sold out)

My birthday book deal (sold out)

Happy Birthday to me. As a gift, my publishers gave me a code. A very groovy code. Enter EXTRAVIRGIN when checking out here to receive 30% off The Extra Virgin Kitchen and free postage within the UK and Ireland, only until October 15th. Nifty, eh?! (Except that I already have loads of copies. Hope it’s […]