Thank-you … #IrishFoodBlogger

Last month, I won Best Food Review Blog at the Blog Awards Ireland 2017. Genuinely shocked, I had no expectation of wining, actually of even placing if I’m honest. There are so many fantastic food bloggers in Ireland, so to know that people think Gin & Griddle is worthy and in fact one of the…

Christmas Recipe ~ Mince Pie Pinwheels

Every Christmas I make mincemeat, lots of it, store it in jars, give some to family and friends and make lots of mince pies. I like to try different things with it and one of the best things is these puff pastry pinwheels. So easy to make and eat. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 x 375g puff…

Brunch at Chez Max, Baggot Street

Ah summer, it’s finally arrived, and probably gone just as quickly… however the garden terrace of Chez Max on Baggot Street is where you can feel like it Summer at any time! If you can nab yourself a table, it’s a great brunch spot in the city. Chez Max is very much a traditional French brasserie in…

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…

Recipe ~ Berry Loaf

Beautiful to look at and to eat! I’ve started to enjoy baking lately. It’s not something I’ve been that good at before, I prefer cooking savoury things. I find baking tedious at times, the smallest thing can make it all go wrong and the time and effort is just wasted. There’s a lot more leeway when…

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…

Whitley Neill … and a Gin Giveaway!

To celebrate the return of The Friday Gin Review on Gin & Griddle, we have a great gin review for you along with a chance to win a bottle of Whitley Neill to try for yourself. Whitley Neill was one of the very first gins I blogged about on Gin & Griddle, way back in September 2013.  This is a…

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…