Rhubarb, strawberry and mint limenade Rhubarb, strawberry and mint limenade
Healthy & fresh infused water with cucumber, mint and lemon Healthy & fresh infused water with cucumber, mint and lemon
Seasoned Irish lamb kebabs served on flatbread with a juicy grilled watermelon, red onion, Greek cheese and mint salad Seasoned Irish lamb kebabs served on flatbread with a juicy grilled watermelon, red onion, Greek cheese and mint salad
Quick and easy fresh watermelon juice Quick and easy fresh watermelon juice
Bagels with cream cheese, salmon, dill, cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes and watercress Bagels with cream cheese, salmon, dill, cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes and watercress
Seasoned Irish lamb kebabs served on flatbread with a juicy grilled watermelon, red onion, Greek cheese and mint salad Seasoned Irish lamb kebabs served on flatbread with a juicy grilled watermelon, red onion, Greek cheese and mint salad
Autumn salad with pan seared apple slices, walnuts, bacon and grilled goat cheese bruschetta Autumn salad with pan seared apple slices, walnuts, bacon and grilled goat cheese bruschetta
Stuffed roasted sweet potatoes with a mild chorizo chili, topped off with sour cream and freshly grated cheddar cheese Stuffed roasted sweet potatoes with a mild chorizo chili, topped off with sour cream and freshly grated cheddar cheese
Green & lean couscous with asparagus, sugar snaps, mushroom and spring onion Green & lean couscous with asparagus, sugar snaps, mushroom and spring onion
Grilled spring lamb kebabs in a honey-lime-mayo dressing served with a green asparagus & feta tabouleh salad Grilled spring lamb kebabs in a honey-lime-mayo dressing served with a green asparagus & feta tabouleh salad
Lamb burger pita with honey, mint & tzatziki mayonnaise and marinated cucumber Lamb burger pita with honey, mint & tzatziki mayonnaise and marinated cucumber
Rhubarb - Plum tart Rhubarb - Plum tart
Fawlty Towers' Waldorf Salad Fawlty Towers' Waldorf Salad
Fettuccine with sweet sugar snaps, green asparagus and a parmesan-cream sauce Fettuccine with sweet sugar snaps, green asparagus and a parmesan-cream sauce
Redfish with tomatoes, cheddar and cream in the oven Redfish with tomatoes, cheddar and cream in the oven
Creamy white asparagus soup with parsley & turmeric Creamy white asparagus soup with parsley & turmeric
Avocado and basil pesto tagliatelle with roasted pine nuts Avocado and basil pesto tagliatelle with roasted pine nuts
Green asparagus with pea mousse, fried egg and prosciutto Green asparagus with pea mousse, fried egg and prosciutto
Peach, basil and raspberry infused water Peach, basil and raspberry infused water
Healthy blueberry smoothie Healthy blueberry smoothie
Pineapple juice with a little twist Pineapple juice with a little twist
Sweet potato fries with a sour cream, parsley & garlic dip Sweet potato fries with a sour cream, parsley & garlic dip
American Pie's Apple Pie American Pie's Apple Pie
Chocolate – cinnamon bread Chocolate – cinnamon bread

Quick and easy fresh cool watermelon juice

While I’m enjoying the blistering heat in Corsica, France, there’s only one thing on my mind: cool & refreshing healthy drinks! Of course watermelon is delicious just as it is, but if you have to drive for a while or simply want to sit by the pool in 30°, it really is a true delight to be able to sip on some fresh, cool watermelon juice. It takes barely no time at all to make and by adding some ice cubes just before heading out, you’ll have a very cool drink that’s healthy for you at the same time.

What makes watermelon so healthy? According to Whfoods.com: “Alongside of tomatoes, watermelon has moved up to the front of the line in recent research studies on high-lycopene foods. Lycopene is a carotenoid phytonutrient that’s especially important for our cardiovascular health, and an increasing number of scientists now believe that lycopene is important for bone health as well.”

Medical New Today adds: “Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.Watermelons have become synonymous with summer and picnics, and for good reason. Their refreshing quality and sweet taste help to combat the heat and also provide a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert for kids and adults alike to enjoy.”

  
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Win: Mixed Wooden Coasters and a Walnut Cheese Paddle from Caulfield Country Boards

Last week I featured these lovely wooden coasters from Caulfield Country Boards in my post ‘A Touch of Wood‘ but this week I have something even more special: a giveaway! The lovely people over at Caulfield Country Boards are giving away not one but TWO gorgeous wooden elements for your home: a Walnut Cheese Paddle and a Mixed Wooden Coaster set. Want to get a chance to win these? All you have to do is:

  1. Like Caulfield Country Boards on Facebook
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  3. Like and tag a friend in the comments on this Facebook Post
  
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Rhubarb oatmeal cookies

For my final rhubarb recipe this year I wanted to do something a little bit bold and cheeky and try something I had never eaten nor made before, because cooking is all about being bold, trying new things and experiencing new flavours. So what did I do? I made oatmeal rhubarb cookies! I had a big, BIG bag of porridge oats just standing in my kitchen untouched (really, don’t know why I ever got it in the first place) and I still had some rhubarb left from the last meal I had with them and I decided: I’m sending you two to the battlefield!

I did some research first of course into oatmeal cookies as I had never made them myself and I took what I learned to come up with my own recipe. First time around the cookies were lovely at first but they went soft and uncrunchy the next day so I made a second batch, which turned out beautifully! Keep in mind though that because of the fresh ingredients, these cookies can’t be kept for weeks, as it just won’t taste very well. I also put mine in fridge but it’s not necessary, they will stay fresh outside of the fridge too, just a little less long.

  
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A touch of wood

When it comes to incorporating wooden elements in your interior or dinner table, there are just so many items you can use. Some scented candles to bring the outdoors in your home, using bowls finished off with a bamboo touch or gorgeously cut wooden coasters and candlesticks. You can go for light coloured woods or rough and deep vibrant looks.

  
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Seasoned Irish lamb kebabs served on flatbread with a juicy grilled watermelon, red onion, Greek cheese and mint salad

Nothing spells summer more than barbecues, right? And what better way to kick off the barbecue season with 100% Irish lamb kebabs! Sizzling hot, served on flatbreads with a garlic, honey & herb dressing and with a lovely & crispy layer of flavourful herbs on the outside yet still juicy inside: yes, please! I created this recipe as part of the Tesco Foodie Challenge, where Tesco Ireland invited 6 food bloggers to create their best summer recipe made with 100% Irish meat. I immediately had a few ideas in mind and I’ll still be making all of my ideas (including a delicious meatball taco) but I decided to go with a barbecued meal in the end.

When it came to choosing the meat, it wasn’t all that easy because Ireland has a lot to offer when it comes to quality meat. There were just so many options: grilled spicy chicken wings, natural barbecued steak, pork chops, .. But there is one thing that always stands out: lamb. It’s a bit pricier than other meats in general, but I managed to keep the entire recipe below 20 € for for people, not bad aye?

  
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Book tip of the month June: The World of the Happy Pear

As I’m slowly getting to know the Irish life, it also means I’m getting to know more chefs and celebs. And one of my latest discoveries are David and Stephen Flynn, also known as the Happy Pear. I saw them a few weeks back on The Late Late Show (which was by far the fastest talking program I’ve ever seen in my life, trying to keep up with the speed and Irish accents was not that easy so I just focused on the food they were making!). Either way, these two guys are the most excited people I’ve ever seen and their food, even though it’s not my own cup of tea, looked stunning, delicious and fun to make. I already have a book case filled with cookbooks, but this one will be worn out for sure, cause like I always say: balance is the key to a good and happy life. So I’ll incorporate their way of cooking and eating into my life a few days a week/month, I especially look forward to their savoury swiss roll with asparagus, as it couldn’t be more seasonal & colourful!

  
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Traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread

When I lived in Belgium I rarely made my own bread, but ever since I moved here, I’ve become so fond of brown soda bread, I now find myself in the kitchen every Sunday morning, making my own loaf to bring to work for some delicious homemade lunches. Although I still can’t resist buying a more special type of loaf from Arbutus Artisan Bread in their pop-up store at work every Friday (their ‘Olive Batard’ &  Tomato and herb focaccia are divine), there is something about making your own bread that just makes me feel so good.

For starters you are in charge of what goes in it. There are no weird ingredients that no one can pronounce, no added unhealthy elements and you can add whatever you like: nuts, olives, tomatoes, .. Whatever you want! And when it comes to making soda bread, things can’t get any easier. 5 Ingredients, a minimum amount of work (the less you work on it, the better!) and you have a delicious bread in 35 minutes!

  
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