Sásta: Irish Potato Soup with Kale Pesto

Yesterday, I turned 30. I was not particularly stressed about it nor am I a massive birthday person but I have spent some time lately thinking about where life has brought me in the last decade. It honestly has been wonderful! I have had adventures I could only imagine, received a wonderful education, had dream jobs and met my incredible husband! What more could one ask for……
Well I have had a long held dream, one that began to be a reality when I attended Ballymaloe last year. On my last birthday, I was sitting mid-term exams in the cookery school. This birthday was a bit different. Continue reading

A Whole New Chapter

Today has been a long time coming for me. Growing up in Cork, the name Ballymaloe has lurked around every food corner and jumped out in the most wonderful of ways at farmers markets, restaurants, bakery’s and a host of other food businesses for as long as I can remember. Since I was a 12 year old girl, starting to appreciate the wonders of food, Ballymaloe has been synonymous with the ethos of healthy, wholesome and sustainable local food doing good for everyone concerned. Continue reading

Delicious Ireland @ Selfridges Food Hall

For any Irish folk living in or around London, there is a fantastic event running in Selfridges food hall at the moment. In association with Bord Bia, Selfridges are showcasing some of the many fantastic artisan producers of Ireland. There will also be demos, food tastings and much more besides. There are many exciting products on sale. The usual Irish food abroad such as Barrys Tea and Taytos crisps are present but much more exciting is some of the lovely local produce. On The Pigs Back, a Cork institution, has some of their fab chicken liver pates featured, while Glenilen Farm have butter and lovely yoghurts in the fridge. Im pretty excited about The Scullery which is an Irish based creator of chutneys and sauces. Im also very excited to see Frank Hederman smoked salmon which is argueable one of the best smoke houses in Ireland if not Europe! If you like good foor, Irish or not, its definately worth a look.

There will be some exciting demos coming up including Darina Allen, Clodagh McKenna, Paul Flynn and many more! The fullline up can be found at the link below and the food will be available until the end of April.



I am so sorry everyone, I know I have been useless lately!! I work in a job where christmas means crazy hours. I am literally getting home at midnight sleeping and going back into work in the morning!! I promise ill try and get a new post up soon!! The new year will bring renewed focus I promise! Lots more healthy new year recipes!!




Just a quick post to tell you all im away in the gourmet destination of France until next monday!

There will be many exciting posts when I get back!

Love and Kisses

Evie! xxxx