September Favourites on Gin & Griddle

1st October… already! How did this happen, the Summer (what summer!) disappeared and now September too. Changing the format of this monthly post a little – used to be more about the best of what was on Gin & Griddle and making it more about my favourite things from September instead… 

Recipe ~ Seeded Wholemeal Soda Bread Loaf

The base for this recipe comes from the soda bread recipe in Like Mam Used to Bake cookbook. This is one of my go to books for easy to follow baking recipes. Soda bread is the best – no waiting around while the dough rises or proves or whatever else, I don’t have the patience…

Recipe ~ Italian Sausage Pasta

I really love this recipe, using the best ingredients you can buy, it’s still a very affordable and delicious meal. I do recommend that you buy the best sausages, pasta, sauce (or make your own sauce) you can afford as it will make a difference to the quality & taste of the finished dish; and it…

The Best of June on Gin & Griddle

  Not quite sure how it’s July but it is here … at least it is feeling like Summer out there, warm & sunny. So what have we been up to on Gin & Griddle in June – here’s the best bits… 

Recipe ~ Aubergine Bake

Aubergine (or eggplant);  a pretty divisive vegetable, people tend to love or hate – This is a great recipe – the aubergines are smothered in tomatoey cheesiness – really simple to make and very delicious.

The Best of May on Gin & Griddle

The only thing I could start this with is Yes Equality! On May 22nd this little country of ours voted yes to same sex marriage, giving equality to everyone to marry the person they love, regardless of gender. I wrote a post just before about why I was voting yes and I was so proud, emotional…

Recipe ~ Roasted Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes & Parmesan

A recipe might be a stretch as really this is take a handful of ingredients and eat… I love May because it brings with it Asapragus! the lovely purpley green English asparagus that tastes so good. Asparagus is great in lots of things, on its own, simply grilled, a drizzle of olive oil and lemon…

The Best of March on Gin & Griddle

A look back at some of the best things on Gin & Griddle during March – Enjoy! The tastiest of burgers at SoMa Burger Co. in Liffey Valley (I want one now!)…

Beefeater Gin Bloody Mary

I had a brand new bottle of Beefeater Gin and wanted to put it to good use here on Gin & Griddle! So I thought a Bloody Mary (to accompany some rugby watching) seemed a perfect way to do this. Over the years I’ve had a love hate relationship with Bloody Marys…when they are good they…

Recipe ~ Bean, Pancetta & Tomato Stew

A really easy recipe, very few ingredients and high on taste and flavour. Because there are so few ingredients and its all about them in this dish, I use good quality chopped tomatoes and beans (this time it was De Cecco Tomatoes and Biona Organic Beans).