• One Bag of Spinach = Walnut and Spinach Pesto & Spinach and Coconut Soup

    May 23, 2011thecoffeebreak

    As I was walking through the vegetable aisle, I spotted spinach.  Green, vibrant looking leaves were so attractive that I couldn’t just walk away. I had to buy it.  And I did. Usually I use spinach fresh in different kind of salads and very rarely cook it but this time I had something different in…

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  • Foodbuzz 24×24 : Celebrating the Spring {Farmers Market Lunch Party}

    March 27, 2011thecoffeebreak

    Days are getting longer, sun is shining brighter and air smells somehow fresher. Spring is here.   For me spring is about simplicity. Enjoying warmer weather. Taking everything slowly and recharging myself through the food I am eating.  Comforting stews and filling casseroles are replaces with easy, fresh, no-fuss meals. In spring our meals are…

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  • Potato and Cauliflower Soup

    February 25, 2011thecoffeebreak

      For years we lived in Dublin city centre and loved every minute of it. Just minutes away from the O’Connell Street with the stores, cinemas, museums and other great attractions just a reach of the hand.     But with A. coming along we decided to move away from busy streets and settle in…

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  • Curried Carrot Soup

    February 3, 2011thecoffeebreak

      The weather in Ireland is so unpredictable. Like yesterday we had sunny and bright afternoon and I really thought the spring is just round the corner. Yet today the picture is completely different. There are no sign of the sun that had filled my living room the day before, just the cold wind and…

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  • Greetings in the 2011!

    January 5, 2011thecoffeebreak

    Photo courtesy of Alona Froluskina Ah, a new year… A new and fresh start. And it’s naturally that with the start of the new year our thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions. My resolutions are to eat as healthy as possible, be more active, be good mommy to my daughter and spend more time with…

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  • The Daring Cooks December Challenge – Poach to Perfection

    December 14, 2010thecoffeebreak

      Jenn and Jill have challenged The Daring Cooks to learn to perfect the technique of poaching an egg. They chose Eggs Benedict recipe from Alton Brown, Oeufs en Meurette from Cooking with Wine by Anne Willan, and Homemade Sundried Tomato & Pine Nut Seitan Sausages (poached) courtesy of Trudy of Veggie num num. Chunky…

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