From Inchydoney to Italy, Sally McKenna’s sea grass and lemon butter on the beach in Inishowen to Sarajit Chanda’s Indian feast at Fuchsia House, 2012 was defined by food and friendship, travel and new opportunities. I continue to be amazed and humbled at the possibilities blogging has opened up and the inspiring, creative, dedicated people I meet in the Irish food sector.
Looking back at 2012, the most popular recipe by far is the one that kicked off the year, my oven baked Scotch eggs, though this chocolate biscuit cake and a classic Irish soda bread aren’t too far behind. Scrolling back through the recipes I shared is a reminder that whatever else blogging might be about, at the end of the day it all comes back to the kitchen, to celebrating our farmers, our food producers, our friends and family with the food we share and put on the table every day.
Here’s to a delicious and adventurous 2013!
- January: Oven baked Scotch eggs
- February: Salted Nutella and banana pancakes
- March: Irish soda bread
- April: Hot cross buns with cranberries and apricots
- May: Rhubarb and rose compote
- June: Chocolate biscuit cake
- July: Brown bread and Irish stout ice cream
- August: Irish fry breakfast salad
- September: Apple cider cake with spiced cider butterscotch sauce
- October: Colcannon
- November: Caramel apple and Irish whiskey clafoutis
- December: Christmas pudding truffles