One List 5 Meals

Here are some real comfort food dishes made with Irish cheese

In Ireland, in the early 70s, farmhouse cheese production had all but vanished. 

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Using turmeric spice gives an intense vivid colour to these dishes

Many of the spices that travel half way around the world to our kitchens have been prized for generations, not only for their taste but also for their health-giving properties. 

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Add rhubarb to the following recipes for quick mid-week meals

Rhubarb is appearing more often in shops and on market stalls this time of year. 

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Honey adds sweetness and brings out flavours of other ingredients

Honey is one of life’s natural gifts, it sweetens all that it touches and also provides us with nutritious health benefits. 

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One saucepan is all you need for this week's recipes

THE savoury recipes today can all be made using one large saucepan with a lid. 

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Add spring onions to the following recipes for great health benefits

Spring onions add a hint of allium flavour, but with a lighter touch than a traditional onion.

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Rocket leaves are added to all of this week's tasty recipes

Mid April is when the first of the rocket leaves are pushing their way through the soil on my window sill, the fiery, peppery leaf has many uses and it one of the easiest things to grow in Ireland. 

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Michelle Darmody uses zest in all her recipes for this week

Zest is a nice added extra when you buy citrus fruit, almost like a bonus ingredient. 

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The many uses of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an aid to digestion and helps maintain the balance of healthy microbiome in the gut. 

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Go out and pick wild garlic to go with these delicious recipes

I HAD lunch in a New York cafe once and the memory will always be with me, mainly because it was the first time I ate raw courgette and it was a revelation for me. 

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Michelle Darmody makes use of frozen peas for these easy meals

Michelle Darmody does not keep a huge amount in my freezer, some nice bread sliced, with some baking parchment in between each slice to make it easy for toasting, some pastry for baking tarts or quiches, a bag of peas, and one of frozen mixed berries.

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Pesto making and recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody

A batch of pesto can be used in a variety of ways.  The most typical use is to stir a large spoonful through a bowl of freshly made pasta.

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This week's recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody all include fresh ginger

Evening dinners laced with fresh ginger and garlic are excellent at warding off any colds that might try and seep in this time of the year. 

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Roasting ideas from Michelle Darmody

 

A friend of mine was renovating her home recently and removed the oven from her kitchen, to give herself more room. 

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Fish recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody

Coming into spring I tend to be drawn more to fish and lighter dinners. 

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Recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody

Chillies add spice and flavour to cooking.

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Recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody

Tins of tomatoes are very convenient store cupboard staples and can be used in a variety of ways.

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Recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody

If you have any leftover dried fruits from your Christmas baking, there are many ways to use them up, in savoury as well as sweet cooking. 

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Recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody

To me this sponge cake sums up what baking is all about, a strange and mysterious science, but also a tasty, fun, and delicious one.

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Recipe ideas from Michelle Darmody

Onions are the backbone to most dishes around the world and are very often the starting point, the flavour builder.

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