French Onion Soup

Soupe à l’oignon Serves 2 No matter what the season, anytime is a good time for French Onion Soup!  INGREDIENTS 1 large sweet onion 1 garlic clove 2 tbsp finely cut leek 1 tbsp butter 1tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp of unbleached flour or spelt flour 1 quart of vegetable stock or chicken stock substitute …

Cooking Up Colcannon

An Irish Recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day Serves 2 With just a week to go until Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ve been experimenting with two separate recipes for the traditional Irish dish, Colcannon…using red potatoes, Savoy cabbage and lots of creamy Irish butter! Serve this hearty classic alongside steamed carrots and homemade Irish soda bread to…

Mussels and French Fries

Moules Marinières et Frites Serves 2 When shopping for mussels, take note of the origins and also of the smell. Good mussels should have the scent of the sea. Salt sparingly, if needed. INGREDIENTS 2 liters or 8 cups of fresh mussels 2 green onions, chopped including the stalks or 2 shallots if preferred 1…