Top 10 Festive Foods with a Twist

Festive flavours are what creates memories in homes and there are particular ingredients that we traditionally enjoy over this period. I’m not one for changing traditional too much but here is some inspiration to make your festive food even more flavourful.  I had the...

How Do I Achieve… Tips on making bread

A thin golden brown glossy crust: Steam will help you there. Place a cake tin on the base of your oven and heat it for 5 minutes before carefully pouring hot water into it to create steam. A soft topping: Brush first with oil and then egg wash turns the crust a...

All set for Christmas? A selection of my food prep tips for Christmas

If I had a euro for every time I was asked “are you all set for Christmas?” I wouldn’t be too bad off at all!  It’s the one question we all ask each other without even thinking of the mild panic it sets off as we mentally list all that still needs to be done! And in...

Say Cheese…. CAIS IRISH Cheese Awards New Category Public Vote

Catherine is looking forward to the important job of Judging at this year’s Irish Cheese Awards where she will have the very important job of sampling some of the best Irish Farmhouse Cheese on the 9th of October in the Bord Bia offices in Dublin. For the first...

Catherine’s Emmy Nomination

The 46th Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, will honor the best in U.S. daytime television programming in 2018. The ceremony will be held on May 5, 2019, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.I...