The Flavour Files

I started The Flavour Files in 2012 and have added recipes celebrating our wonderful Irish produce ever since. My recipes show great produce is as much at home on our kitchen tables as on a restaurant menu. It's not just recipes though - there is news, reviews & other writing too!

Recipes 

Smoked Chicken And Smoky Bacon Pasta

March 20, 2015

Making a knock out pasta dish at home on a weekday evening shouldn’t have to take you such a long time. The secret is always in the base sauce that you make.

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Recipes 

Homemade Slider Burgers

March 20, 2015

There really is no comparison: a homemade burger versus a shop bought machine manufacturerd one…it’s an easy choice! And when they are made by you, the flavour combinations are endless! Whether it’s adding in some spice, some BBQ sauce or some blue cheese, you can make your burger to suit your very own pallet!

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Recipes 

Jerk Chicken Skewers

March 20, 2015

There is a craze at the moment for celebrating food that is, essentially, American. American food, like British Cuisine, is heavily influenced by the immigration of people from every possible country, background, ethnicity, faith and varying degrees of wealth or poverty.

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Recipes 

Smoked Trout Tagliatelli with Creamy Mustard Sauce

March 20, 2015

Some days only pasta will do and some days it’s nice to get a little creative about what to serve up with your lashings of comfort inducing pasta! This recipe balances the comfort of pasta and a creamy sauce with the summery flavours of Burren Smoked Trout (buy it here), garden peas and spring onions.

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Dark Cherry Affogato

March 20, 2015

I absolutely love an affogato as a desert! If you have excellent ingredients to start of with, then this is a quick mid-week desert that screams of luxury but takes just minutes to assemble.

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Warm Mackerel with Beetroot, Mint and Chilli Salad, Halloumi and Pickled Red Onion

March 20, 2015

This dish makes for a lovely light dinner on a warm sunny evening! Tasty, zingy, smokey and piquante it just about hits all the tastebuds smack in the mouth!

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Recipes 

Chicken Parma with Corn Salsa and Baked Potato Chips

March 20, 2015

This is a much lighter take on the classic American version of Chicken Parma, perfect for a late summers evening!

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Maple Drenched Aromatic Pork with Celebration Sweet Potato and Bean Casserole

March 20, 2015

Part of this meal is highly controversial. No, not the pork; and no, it’s not the Bean Casserole. It’s the Celebration Sweet Potato!

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News 

Think Mexican Food is Nacho Thing? Let’s Taco ‘Bout it!

March 20, 2015

<groan> OK, bad joke, but it always makes me giggle – that’s just me and my silly sense of humour! But, it does get me nice and quickly onto the topic of new found love of Mexican Food, and it started out like this….

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Recipes 

Mango, Coconut and Lime Smoothie

March 20, 2015

I knocked this glass of heavenly loveliness the morning before heading off on a short trip and was desperate to use up some left over ingredients. Turns out, my leftovers are actually little miracles waiting to be born.

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Recipes 

Harissa Spiced Cannon of Lamb with Fruity Cous Cous and Chargrilled Courgettes

March 20, 2015

All of a sudden the weather has changed and the nights are becoming noticably shorter. It’s not quite woolly jumpers, beef stew and roaring fires kind of weather yet, but there is no doubting that even my tastebuds are noticing the change in weather and veering towards the more comforting flavours of autumn. This is […]

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Beef Carpaccio, Lettuce Wedge with Ranch Dressing and Radish, Celery and Fresh Horseradish Roulade

March 20, 2015

If you like your beef barely cooked and you are lucky enough to have access to a quality craft butcher, then beef carpaccio is the dish for you!

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Recipes 

Wild Blackberry and Vanilla Jam

March 20, 2015

Finally, after a little bit of rain the wild blackberries (or brambleberries) are starting to swell and close to being perfect for picking! I always pick too many, so after soaking and drying I bag up and place in the freezer. Try this simple but tasty jam which you can make from frozen berries for […]

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Recipes 

Triple Chocolate, Ginger, Lime, Mint and Chilli Baked Cheesecake

March 20, 2015

Maybe it’s the fact that there is no denying the nights are getting shorter and, despite the Indian Summer, there is a chill in the evening air but my thoughts are more and more turning to comfort food and nothing says comfort to me more than a great big hug of a pudding! This baked […]

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Recipes 

Quick and Easy Chicken Caesar Salad

March 20, 2015

Did you have a roast chicken for sunday lunch? I bet it was tasty! But maybe you have some meat left on the carcass and you’re wondering what to do with it instead of feeding it to the dogs or throwing it in the bin? Well, let me help you out with my quick and […]

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News Writing 

Fancy a Brew? Warming the Pot at the West Cork Brewing Company

March 20, 2015

They say the best ideas are generated over a pint with friends. They also say some of the best products were born in a basement or garage. These are universal truths (insert artistic licence here). Imagine then an idea that was first mooted over a pint of mass market commercial beer in a local bar […]

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News 

Going Bean-ananas in Under a Year

March 20, 2015

In May 2014, Clonakilty Chocolate launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds to be able to make Chocolate Maker Allison Roberts’ dream of creating her own bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Clonakilty a reality. The target was to raise €15,000 and between 25th May and 11th July 2014 the good people of Clonakilty and beyond did […]

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Recipes 

Beetroot and Chocolate Brownie, Fennel Seed Glaze and Chocolate Ganache

March 20, 2015

So here it is folks, the final segment in my two month “Chocolate Season” on Flavour.ie! I’ve had a great time learning about how to look at, taste and cook with chocolate as well as meeting some great people along the way too!

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Recipes 

Rosemary and Salted Dark Chocolate Tartlets with Candied Walnuts

March 20, 2015

I have been asked to submit a couple of sweet/savoury tapas for an upcoming event where Clonakilty Chocolate will be launching their new bean-to-bar chocolate range (5th March…get your tickets here!). Following on from the success of my Savoury Cooking with Chocolate Supper Club in February I was feeling very much up to the challenge!

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Recipes Writing 

Tea with Granny

February 18, 2015

Back in mid-December, I lost my Granny.  Not as in “Where did we leave Granny” but rather as in “Gone Forever Granny”.  Just over two months on, and I’m still very much processing the fact that I’ll never see her again.

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Recipes 

Black Forest Gateaux

February 18, 2015

This recipe is part of my “Tea with Granny” blog post on my Flavour Favourites blog. I’d love it if you could give that post a read as well please – thank you!

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