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.

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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!

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About us….

Now that you’ve seen a few of our recipes, here’s what you need to know about us….

Who? Elaine & Chris Baxter – over the years we’ve developed a love of cooking and photography.  What better way to share than a blog?

Why? For the past 7 years in ‘The Claremont Road Kitchen‘ we have enjoyed countless meals around the table with friends and family. They keep coming back for more, so we must be doing something right. Our mission is that all families should sit around the dinner table and enjoy a meal together as often as possible.

What?  The blog is about what we cook, food and drink we like, suppliers we admire and getting our baby daughter Molly to enjoy some of it with us. If you don’t have much time to cook or you struggle for inspiration about what to cook, we think you’ll find our blog helpful. Continue reading