Christian Puglisi, JP McMahon, Matt Orlando and Sasu Laukkonen all heading to the Boyne Valley

A tasty tour of the Boyne Valley

Following the success of last year, the Boyne Valley Food Series is coming back for the third time, running until October 30, with diverse food events and activities across the Boyne Valley region.

Here's an idea for lunch or a light dinner

Spring Mimosa Salad: Rory O'Connell

"I make this salad all year round, varying the salad content according to the seasons and availability but I like it best of all in spring" says Rory.

Rice to accompany your main dish

Perfect Plain Boiled Rice: Rory O'Connell's Tips

This is the sort of simple rice dish you will want to serve with some dishes when the rice is not intended to compete with the main dish but to accompany it as a nourishing and delicious starch. The object of the exercise is light fluffy separate grains of rice.

You can make a very tasty vegetarian meal with these beans

Bye bye Black Eyed Peas. O'Connell spills d'Beans

Rory O'Connell shares his recipe for Black Eyed Beans with Oyster Mushrooms from his RTÉ One How to Cook Well...programme and he says: "These beans are perhaps the easiest pulse of all to identify with their cartoon like black eyes."

A delicious buttermilk and lemon pudding.

Buttermilk and Lemon Puddings: Rory O'Connell

These comforting upside down buttermilk and lemon puddings with caramel and pineapple are best eaten warm, though they are still delicious at room any time of year.

Enjoy a delicious and healthy goat's cheese and thyme tart with tomato oil

Goats Cheese Tart & Tomato Oil: Rory O'Connell

The goats cheese is simply pushed into the tart base, sprinkled with thyme leaves and then the savoury batter is poured over. The tomatoes are used in a little salsa-like oil that accompanies it.

A Day with Catherine Fulvio

A Day with Catherine Fulvio

RTÉ Lifestyle spent a day with Irish chef and Whirlpool Ambassador, Catherine Fulvio at Ballyknocken House learning all about the importance of using fresh herbs and ingredients in simple every day meals.