Happy Birthday to Me – A Bake for Every Year

Today I turn 22 (again)! Jokes! Today I turn 27 and, believe it or not, today is my first COVID birthday. Last year I managed to celebrate my birthday the weekend before lockdown landed in Ireland. We sat in utter oblivion in a lovely Italian restaurant, enjoying good food and great wine, without a care in the world about a global pandemic. Little did we … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me – A Bake for Every Year

A Year of Reading – 2020

In 2019, I started the year with a new year’s resolution to read 25 books. That was just over two books per month. I achieved this goal and was inspired for 2020 when I decided to read 30 books in the year. Today’s date is December 26th 2020 and I am delighted to say that, with less than a week to spare, I have completed … Continue reading A Year of Reading – 2020

Five Recipes for the Sweetest Christmas Ever

There are some recipes that we turn to again and again in the run up to Christmas. Some of those in my house are Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies. Very traditional. We are now 12 days out from the big day and I am happy to present to you five recipes that I believe are must-haves this festive season. Hope you enjoy! Amy … Continue reading Five Recipes for the Sweetest Christmas Ever

Food for Thought: Vitamin D

Whilst the media may suggest otherwise, in general, there is a clinical need for only a few supplements. These include vitamin D, calcium, iron and vitamin B12. Vitamin D, sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin, in particular is a cause for concern among the Irish population. This is because vitamin is mainly synthesised by the action of sunlight on the skin. However, this action … Continue reading Food for Thought: Vitamin D