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

Catherine brought us into her kitchen and showed us how easy it is to bring some meals to life with fresh ingredients and herbs in simple every day meals perfect for Summer parties and treating your friends with some healthy, tasty dishes.

Catherine showed us her Courgette, Feta and Chive Tart, watch it here:

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For the full Italian Savoury Tart recipe, click here:

Secondly, Catherine taught us how to make her delicious Hazelnut Pavlova with Summer Strawberries, Mascarpone Cream and Basil Drizzle:

For the full Pavlova recipe click here: