The Red Bank Restaurant, Carrick on Shannon

I’m always looking for special restaurants and this one is certainly special. The Red Bank Restaurant is in Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, and I was hoping to visit when they first opened in March, but of course Covid happened. So God love them they’d only been open for two weeks and they had to […]

A day trip to Mayo

With this year being anything but normal there have been no trips planned. I don’t mind and it’s a great opportunity to explore places in Ireland. I heard about The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, which opened on Monday in Ballycastle, so I decided to pay a visit. Jono came along with me for the spin and […]

Vegetarian Moussaka

Another very easy recipe and a great way to get your five a day. You can really use any vegetables that you happen to have in the house, I’ve used Lidl frozen stir fry before and it works just as well but for this one I used: One aubergine 50g chopped white onion 50g sliced […]

Eala Bhan 8 Course Tasting Menu

Occasionally I get invited to things and I’m always very grateful when I am. Being invited to try the 8 course tasting menu at Eala Bhan Restaurant, was up there with one of the best food experiences I’ve ever had. Eala Bhan means white swan in Irish, very apt considering the restaurant is located overlooking […]

Laurel Cottage, Mayo

When I was at the Slow Food Mayo event I met a lovely lady called Brenda. As we were both there on our own we got chatting and Brenda told me all about her lovely cottage and invited me to call over. Laurel Cottage is in beautiful County Mayo. Although it’s very close to Ireland […]

A Slow Sunday at Belleek Castle

Slow adventure is the new thing these days and when it involves food it’s even better. Basically it’s about taking your time, meeting like-minded people and enjoying your surroundings and this sounded like just what I needed. So when I saw the Slow Food Mayo event at Belleek Castle in Ballina, Co. Mayo I had […]