• 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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  • Chicken Curry

    November 23, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Quick and easy – just what you need for a midweek dinner! Prep time : 10 min Cooking time : 30-40 min (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 tablespoons curry powder ½ teaspoon cumin 1 bay leaf 1 large potato, peeled and cut in small pieces 4 chicken fillets…

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  • Salmon and Green Bean Tart

    September 10, 2010thecoffeebreak

    This mouth-watering salmon tart makes great lunch or dinner at any time of the year. Can be served warm or cold – you decide! Prep time : 25 min + chilling Cooking time : 40 min (Serves 6) Ingredients: For pastry: 170 gram of plain flour 75 gram of butter 40 ml cold water For…

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  • Tomato Focaccia

    July 29, 2010thecoffeebreak

    This delicious Italian flat bread is perfect with any soup or salad as well as can be enjoyed as a snack. (Makes 1 loaf) Ingredients: 400 gram plain flour 180 ml warm water 7 gram dried yeast 2 teaspoons honey 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ – 1 teaspoon salt 3 – 4 medium…

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