Summer holidays – We’re off :)

We’re going on our holidays.  Mum and Dad seem to be very excited about it.  I don’t know what all the fuss is about.  The last holiday we had was in Scotland.  It was cold and wet and I was too young for ice-cream.

This time Mum says it will be different because we’re off to Ibiza.  I’m not convinced….  Surely sand tastes the same on every beach?  I’ll let you know when we get home in a couple of weeks….

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PPS – if you’re lonely without us, you can look at some of our most popular recipes here while we’re gone.


Mediterranean chicken and couscous

This is a really simple dinner with little effort and little washing up afterwards (the best type).  The couscous is great as leftovers for lunch.

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Spaghetti with Sardines and Fennel

Many moons ago, I was lucky enough to spend 3 months studying in Sardinia. What a great place for amazing local food! The Sardinians may be horrified at this cheat’s tinned version of their local classic but it is a super easy, healthy mid-week treat. This recipe has been modified from a version by Nigel Slater.

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Feta Stuffed Butternut Squash

If the thought of stuffed vegetables makes you recoil in horror at the memory of bad canteen food, you might be pleasantly surprised by this recipe.   The addition of feta makes this dish really delicious.  The stuffing mix also works well with other vegetables like peppers or big tomatoes.  It can be prepped in advance so it’s an easy fix for a mid-week supper.

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Some good news…

Why the smores? There may be no better way to celebrate than letting your inner child out as you toast some marshmallows on an open fire.  Tonight we’re celebrating as we are going to have our ‘Tom Biggane’s salad’ recipe published in the ‘Goodall’s Modern Irish Cookbook’. 

We are totally thrilled with being nominated amongst some of our favourite Irish bloggers.  Quite honestly, we can’t believe our luck.

A new recipe tomorrow….  promise!

GUEST POST…. A dreaded glut of courgettes?

This is a first for us – thanks to Rachel Cousins who got in touch with us to ask if she could write a guest post on our blog.  We were delighted to welcome another blogger to theclaremontroadkitchen blog.  I love courgettes but Molly is unsure and Chris definitely doesn’t like them so I’ll be making this recipe some night as a treat just for me!  More recipes from us later in the week but for now, thanks to Rachel for this post.  If you’re a blogger and interested in guest posting for us, drop us a line.

Why not try this courgette recipe to-marrow?

Courgette, zucchini, vegetable marrow…whatever you want to call it, seems to be a bit of a forgotten vegetable in my opinion. I would say it’s similar to Marmite in that you either love it or you hate it. Continue reading

Rigatoni with Artichokes

A really simple meal that takes 15 minutes.  Jars of antipasti are a great way to create a tasty pasta dish in no time.  Artichokes work particularly well.

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