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Stale bread need not go to waste so use it up with these recipes

READ has long been a major part of our food history and has an important cultural significance as well as a nutritional one. 

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Put your eggs to good use with these delicious and tasty recipes

* Paprika aioli

* Chocolate Swiss Roll

* Smoked haddock with potatoes and a poached egg

* Spinach and egg bake with tomatoes 

 

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Cherry tomatoes are in season and great to use in the following recipes

Cherry tomatoes are a smaller variety of the common garden tomato, they are generally sweeter than the larger fruits.

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Michelle Darmody on how to make the perfect Pavlova with plenty of variations

Pavlova has been the desert of choice in our family home for almost every occasion that I remember. 

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Butter remains one of Ireland greatest cooking assets

I HAVE always admired the delicate carvings of a butter stamp and remember my grandmother showing me one when I was very young. 

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Organic fennel has been added to these pasta, pork chop and salad recipes

Fennel is a very versatile vegetable, its seeds, leaves, and bulbs all have unique and equally tasty uses in the kitchen.

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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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