Smoky BBQ Chicken Fajitas

From: Today

Great for both friends and family.

Blackberry and Apple Crumble, Hazelnut and Vanilla Topping

From: Today

Serve with a good vanilla ice cream and some whipped cream. Even better, serve it with custard and vanilla ice cream.

Griddled Lamb Chops with Courgettes and Lemon

This recipe would be perfect on the barbeque on a warm evening when you don't want to spend too much time cooking.

Gur Cake

From: Kitchen Hero: Rediscovering The Irish Kitchen

This can be made with stale cake rather than bread if preferred, in which case omit the dried fruit.

Nettle Soup

From: Kitchen Hero: Rediscovering The Irish Kitchen

This soup is a great favourite in the spring when the nettles are young. Nettles are full of minerals and vitamins which purify the blood. In the country, nettle tea was also drunk, made by pouring boiling water over chopped nettles, boiling for about 15 minutes, then straining and adding milk and sugar. This was often given to children who had measles. It is said to have been a favourite of St Columcille. Nettle soup is still served in some hotels in Ireland; this recipe is from Declan Ryan, who was chef-proprietor of the much-starred Arbutus Lodge, Cork - sadly no longer in existence. Use gloves and a scissors when cutting the nettles. Do not gather them from sprayed verges or after the end of May as they will be too tough.

Blackberry Amber

From: Kitchen Hero: Rediscovering The Irish Kitchen

This is a very good way to serve blackberries as the top of the dessert is both soft and crisp. Apple can also be used.




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