An Ode to Roast Chicken … with a Recipe for the Leftovers!

If you asked me to pick a favourite food, I’d struggle. There’s so much nice food and so many nice dishes, it’s hard to pick just one. I love pasta, anything with garlic, Indian flavours, bacon, mushrooms on toast, in soup, sauteed, tomatoes sliced with salt and a drizzle of olive oil, my Mum &…

The Best of 2015 – Gin & Griddle Recipes

The things I loved to cook, bake and serve during 2015… 1. Italian Sausage Pasta – this recipe was a hit with all of you as much as it was for us. It’s a recipe I’ve returning to many times, really easy to make and so tasty.

Recipe ~ Chicken Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca is normally made with veal, this is a similar recipe using chicken instead which perhaps make it a more accessible recipe for most. Do buy good quality parma ham as it makes a difference to the overall dish. Very few ingredients and easy to make. It also goes with a wide variety of accompaniments, a crisp…

Sunday Lunch at One Pico, Dublin 2

A few weeks ago with the end of Summer nigh and for a Sunday treat we booked lunch for two in One Pico. It had been quite a while since we were last in One Pico although we have been many times over the years. I love the dining room here, it’s easily one of…

Mao, Stillorgan

We are regular Mao at home delivery people… it feels a little more wholesome than a takeaway pizza or the like, I love their Thai chicken cashew and a side of edamame pods is mandatory! Out and about on a recent Saturday we decided to stop into Mao in Stillorgan for a quick lunch. Mao…

Recipe ~ Italian Chicken Casserole

I put a photo of this up on social media and it got quite good feedback, super easy and tasty, perfect January supper – so thought I would pop the recipe up here…

Recipe ~ A Winter Warming Breakfast – Egg Muffins!

These are really easy to make and the best thing is you can make in advance, and reheat (or eat them cold) so they make a perfect morning pre gym or work breakfast on the go… this recipe will make 6 muffins.     Ingredients 3 Large Free Range Eggs 60g Cream Cheese (I used the…

Asador, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Following the Leinster v Scarlets match on a recent Saturday afternoon, we went for a wander into town to pick up a few bits and pieces and a drink while deciding on dinner. It was a bright and sunny evening so we fancied some outdoor dining, ringing Asador they confirmed they had tables outside free…

Recipe ~ Mayonnaise…and Roast Chicken Salad

  There is just nothing like home made mayo… nothing you can buy in the shop will compare! To make the mayonnaise you will need: 2 Egg Yolks (free range is best) 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (Lime will work too, slightly tangier though!) 1 Tsp Mustard 1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar 250 ml Olive Oil…

Review ~ The Big Grill Festival, Herbert Park

On Saturday we went along to The Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park – the 1st year of this event. Earlier in the Summer I had bought us tickets for this, however I was then kindly offered free weekend tickets by the organizers. The tickets I had purchased went to a good home as I…

Tasting Menu at Ananda, Dundrum

The best tasting menu in Dublin? Take a visit to Ananda in Dundrum and see for yourself…It’s a bold statement I know but one I’m more than happy to stand by. The combination of amazing food, paired with great wines, is hard to beat. Ananda has a somewhat quirky location in Dundrum Town Centre, you…

Recipe ~ Indian Spiced Roast Chicken with a Tikka Masala Sauce

Sometimes its good to change up the traditional Sunday roast. And this is a great way to do that giving your roast chicken a flavour of India with delicious tikka tandoori spices. I haven’t included spice amounts as really feel free to experiment or add / leave out as you wish…its really to your taste…