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Giveaway: Greenside Up Gift Grown Your Own Seed Collection

Giveaway: Grow Your Own Seed Collection from Greenside Up

Hi All, It’s been a while but I’ve been tied up with setting up a business and it’s taking up more time than I’d hoped. My intention was to keep this blog full of new posts about the venture. Sadly the hassle due to other people and events would’ve turned my site into a ‘moaning […]

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Irish Examiner Christmas Cake Recipe Competition 2012

Get your spatulas primed and whisks at the ready if you’d like the chance to win a weekend away. On Saturday last, 3 November 2012, the Irish Examiner launched their Christmas Cake Recipe Competition for 2012. The winner will win a luxury weekend away in Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney. Judges: The Irish Examiner food writers […]

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Hazelnut & Raw Cacao Creams

Oozing Irishness – Goodalls ‘Modern Irish Cooking’ Cookbook on sale from 20th October 2012

Just a quick peek at my Hazelnut & Raw Cacao Creams biscuit recipe which is appearing in the Goodalls ‘Modern Irish Cooking’ cookbook going on sale on the Goodalls site from 20th October 2012. Goodalls have two main aims, firstly to highlight Irish culinary tradition as it exists in 2012. Secondly, all the proceeds (minus unavoidable fees from Paypal) are being […]

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Spelt for Choice Shortlisted in Blog Awards Ireland 2012

Hi, just to let you now Spelt for Choice blog has been shortlisted in the Best Food/Drink Blog category, It was just a lovely fabulous surprise to see my blog got to the Shortlist. Wahoo! Thanks to all of you who nominated me. Marian

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Fruit & Vegetable Carving

Have You Heard of Culinary Sculpturing?

I had only come across it whenever I saw fruit decorations on tables at events and just assumed it was only part of a chef’s training. One afternoon on my holidays I was lucky enough to come across a one hour demonstration given by Sue Wagner of She is not a chef but an extremely […]

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Nominated in Blog Awards Ireland 2012

Spelt for Choice has been nominated in the Best Food Blog & Best Blog Post Categories. WHOHOO!!! THANKS SO MUCH for nominations:) I’m so thrilled!!! Hope the judges like the blog as much as you do when considering the shortlists. Going to enjoy the weekend now.

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Helen’s Brilliant Bread Mix (for sandwiches)

Helen’s Brilliant Bread Mixes Hi All, been very busy lately with among other things jury duty! So glad to be back blogging even if it’s not for one of my own creations. In saying that it’ll only be for a short while as jury duty calls again. I just have to tell you about this […]

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Apprentice Herb Garden: Take Two

A huge thanks to Greenside Up for alerting me to the GIY plant a herb initiative this month. I’m only starting but thought this is as good a time as any to let you all know about my herb garden (one pot but it’s a start). I’m calling it my Apprentice Herb Garden until it grows up […]

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Banana Bread & Chickpea Burger Photos & National Vegetarian Week

Hi, Above are just a couple of recipes I tried today, scrumptious chickpea burger (eventually one I could call my own) and a really moist and oh so moreish banana bread. All gluten / wheat / egg and dairy free. Oh by the way the Irish National Vegetarian Week is starting this weekend,  I’m looking […]

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A Tip About Drinking Coffee: Tony’s Video

Earlier in the week I showed you my video (Dairy Free Milk Tips & My First Video!) taken at the KLCK Bloggers Photography & Video Workshop held in Kilkenny held on Friday last week. I didn’t mention that my wonderful hubby, Tony, had joined me for the day. At first we both struggled to come up with a short […]

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