Beef and Mushroom pie

A good one for cool autumn nights. Terrific with mashed potatoes and/or kumara and steamed green beans or peas. Heat the oil in a large heavy pan and fry the onions, garlic and bacon till soft. Coat the meat with the flour (shaken in a plastic bag is easiest) discarding any excess, and brown in … Continue reading

Ballymaloe Irish Stew

Nestled in the rolling green fields of East Cork is Ballymaloe, a picturesque country house and farm and cookery school owned by the Allen family. Cork County has an abundance of Saint Patrick’s festivities, and Ballymaloe plays an integral role in those traditions.  Darina Allen, Chef of the Ballymaloe Cookery School, says their traditional family … Continue reading