• Fruit Soda Farls with Tracey Jeffrey
    I was privileged to meet a very talented, expert bread maker recently – possibly Ireland’s best! Tracey Jeffrey from Northern Ireland Food tours gave me an absolute masterclass in making traditional fruit soda farls in her beautiful farmhouse kitchen on the shores of Strangford Lough. Have a look at the video below and…
  • Lobsters on Saint Patrick’s Island
    I was very fortunate to have had quite an adventure last week. I sailed to St. Patrick’s Island just off the coast of Skerries with a very special group and cooked up a special Lobster feast. I was particularly pleased that Dr. Tim Campbell, Director of the Saint Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick and Russell O’Brien,…
  • Foraging in the Mourne Mountains
    I was delighted to meet very talented chef, Paul Cunningham from Mourne Larder, to talk foraging, Saint Patrick, and to teach this old dog some new tricks! Check out the video below to see what we foraged for and feasted on where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea! BIG thank you…
  • Saint Patrick in Cape Cod!
    We saw a wonderful post recently on Instagram from our good friends at the Sober Saint Patrick’s Day team. Tami Ellen McLaughlin made our delicious Goat’s Cheese Mousse from page 68 of Saint Patrick’s Plate. I’m delighted to see our recipes being recreated all around the world. I’m excited to be planning a…
  • Wild Garlic and Nettles!
    I made a foraging trip to 2 historic places to get the ingredients for the wild garlic and nettle soup recipe in Saint Patrick’s Plate (Page 32). The videos below explain all. First I went to the aptly named Beaulieu House at the mouth of the river Boyne to forage for wild garlic….
  • The Saint Patrick Show
    The Saint Patrick Show VIMEO CHANNEL Saint Patrick’s Festival LIVE BROADCAST Being performed and broadcast for the first time on the 17th of March 2021, The Saint Patrick Centre has engaged Verdant Productions, in association with Saint Patrick’s Plate, to bring you:THE SAINT PATRICK SHOW – A MUSICAL AND VISUAL TALE FROM ANCIENT…
  • Saint Patrick’s Plate – The Book
    Food Inspired by the Saint and his Saga A Cookery book inspired by the Saint and his Saga. By land and by sea I’ve retraced St. Patrick’s steps, and along the way I have drawn ideas for recipes from the people, places, myths and legends associated with Ireland’s most famous Bishop. I hope…
  • Country Crest are the BEST!
    I’m very grateful to my friends at Country Crest Farm Shop for giving Saint Patrick’s Plate some valuable retail space in their Christmas market. Like me, Country Crest is passionate about food produce from the Fingal area of Co. Dublin and all about sustainability.  So, get along to the Country Crest farm shop…
  • Fingal’s Finest!
    Delighted and proud to be listed among some fine Fingal businesses this Christmas! We all deeply appreciate the shop local theme to this Christmas. My little giftset is available now and we’ll ship it anywhere in the world for you.A copy of the book, some jam and compote, a branded wooden spoon and…
  • Lír Media – A chat with Mary Honan
    Thanks so much to the lovely Mary Honan for having me on for a chat with Lír Media recently. We had a lovely chat about supporting local business, foraging, and the lovely gift set I now have for sale this Christmas. Get your copies now to get them in time for Christmas!