Workshop in Paris

Workshop in Paris

  After very little deliberation, I flew to Paris this week for a food photography workshop. I’m like a child throwing jelly beans into the air, pelting through the avenues. Even the pigeons look like they’re flirting with me. I am in extraordinary company. Food bloggers from Denmark, Sweden and Turkey have joined La Tartine […]

The Holy Kale

The Holy Kale

(First published April 20, The Sunday Independent)   Kale is unforgivably trendy. During London Fashion Week, kale ice-pops were on the menu. I imagine one levitates with virtuousness after horsing into such a lolly. Every glossy magazine on the circuit seems to have a kale smoothie recipe by an equally glossy celebrity. I fear what’s […]

Rathmines, Dublin: Wednesday April 16 (sold out)

Rathmines, Dublin: Wednesday April 16 (sold out)

I’ll be sharing my tips on how to become a virtuous tart at The Hopsack in Rathmines, Dublin 6. That’s tonight!   Wednesday April 16 8pm 20 places, €20 per ticket  SOLD OUT SORRY  The theme is chocolate, given the majesty of Easter week. Goodies I’ll be making include raw chocolate & raspberry leaf torte […]

Super-healthy Ice Pops

Super-healthy Ice Pops

    My little buddies love The Octonauts. These cartoon sea creatures eat lots of green sea-kelp. One day, Benjamin asked me for kelp ice cream, just like Captain Barnacles. I couldn’t resist. So here it is (minus the seaweed, but just as luminous). Get yourself some fetching ice pop moulds on Amazon, or your […]

Sweet Potato Falafel

Sweet Potato Falafel

This falafel recipe is based on Leon’s and the pumpkin falafel recipe in The Extra Virgin Kitchen. Deep-frying falafel may taste good, but isn’t recommended for our waistlines and arteries. Shame. More alarmingly, deep-frying food can make our mouth feel like a camel’s armpit. Luckily Leon designed theirs to be baked. Here’s a quick video […]