New Cookbook – Korean Food Made Simple

When I visited London last year my sister insisted we visit Jinjuu in Soho and I never doubted that she was leading us to success. My sister and I have very similar tastes and whenever we go away we usually have a list of food places we want to try out. Jinju was no different, the…

Comfort Food: Boneless Buffalo Wings

Tis the season for comfort food. With the long dark nights creeping in and the temperatures dropping I’m craving comfort food. The other day I roasted a chicken and the house was filled with the most glorious smells. Sometimes I’m just having mashed potatoes for dinner. It feels like it’s all just trying to get…

Cooking Project: Drunken (In More Ways Than One) Tiramisu

There’s a lot of foods that I spent wasted not liking certain foods. Mushrooms are one example. Tiramisu is another. In my defence, there’s a lot of awful tiramisus out there. When someone tells me that they don’t like tiramisu I always wonder, maybe they’ve just had awful ones and they haven’t found the right…

Cooking Project: Chai

It’s kinda hard for me to talk about why I love chai without sounding like a bit of a tosser. I had drank chai lattes before going to India but it was when I was in Kolkata that I had real, genuine chai and fell in love with it. I was able to see the…

Cooking Project: Gnocchi

I love gnocchi. I tend to always have a packet in the fridge and almost always order it when I see it on the menu. I’d been hesitant about trying to make it myself because I  had heard it’s very easy to end up with tough gnocchi and I thought that it would be heartbreaking…

Cooking Project: Pasta

After a very long break from my Cooking Project I’m back! I’ve been slowly getting back into the kitchen over the last few weeks but finally today with a week off ahead of me I got round to making something I’d been putting off for a while: pasta without a pasta machine. Although I made…

Guilt

The last few weeks since the half-marathon have been quite relaxing. While I’m no longer training I have been attending an occasional spin class and I’ve been doing a lot of walking so I’m still active. What I’m really enjoying is the lack of guilt over the last few weeks – guilt about not running…

You’re Harder Than You Think

Summer is over, the leaves are turning and there’s pumpkin flavoured everything. It feels like the Summer really just ran away from us (lol, see what I did there?) My goal for running a half-marathon was to get back on track in terms of my weight loss…..eh….journey I guess? Even though that doesn’t seem the right…

Half Marathon: Check

It is done, over, finished, completed, the end, donezo. Last weekend I ran the Dublin Half Marathon. It was the first time at this course (Donabate) and there were a couple of teething problems – such as crazy traffic which meant the race started late. Unfortunately this meant that by the time I was almost…

Dublin Eats: Token

Token opened up in the summer of this year and we went pretty much as soon as their doors had opened. It’s basically an arcade but you can have a beer while you try and beat the top score on Space Invaders. I was really impressed with it even though they were only just open…

Half Marathon Training: Week 18

The final week! My race number has arrived, my long runs are over until next weekend. I’ve only done a couple of runs this week and during one of these I took a tumble and hurt my ankle so will be taking it very easy until the actual race. I can’t believe it’s almost over!…

Half Marathon Training: Week 17

We’re down to the wire folks….which means that one of the worst things that could happen to me now is an injury or an illness. So it’s really crappy that last week I came down with a pretty awful cold that resulted in me having absolutely no energy. I was really tempted to say “well…