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Home Town: Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Living In: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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turkey loaf accompanied by stuffed baked pumpkin
Turkey Loaf
macaroni cheese
Stuffed baked pumpkin accompanied by turkey loaf
About this Cook
Grew up in south Kilkenny, in the south east of Ireland, but moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands when I was 22. Been living and working there since. I love to travel, and especially like sampling the food (and wine) of the area I'm visiting. :)
My favorite things to cook
Indian curries, stews, and casseroles. Favourite meats would be lamb and all kinds of game, but also love beef and chicken. I'm a carnivore! :) Just recently discovered slow cookers/crock pots - unheard of in The Netherlands. :) I don't like using tins of soups and other processed foods when cooking, I prefer the 'authentic' method. ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Although cooking complex recipes isn't necessary a challange and definitely not avoided, my mother always cooked straight-forward dishes with subtle flavours, so I actually love the taste of vegetables without any added garnish or sauces too. A recipe doesn't need to have lots of herbs and spices to be delicious. :)
My cooking triumphs
Making soup and main courses for a family weekend of 24 people. There were very few leftovers. :)
My cooking tragedies
Haven't had any so far. ;)
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Turkey Pumpkin Enchiladas
These were delicious! Wouldn't change a thing although I used chicken in place of turkey as I find turkey very dry. Served with Corny Mexican Salad also from this site.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2013
Kofta Kebabs
Perfect as is! We got 8 decent size kebabs from them - 2 each! Goes well with roasted bullhorn peppers stuffed with feta, couscous salad and tzatziki. Going to make them for our street party/BBQ this weekend. :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2013
Thai Monkfish Curry
Extremely easy to make and tasty dish. Be careful with the amount of curry paste you use, begin with a smaller amount and add more to taste. :) We upped the amount of monkfish a bit to serve 4 but kept the rest of the ingredients the same. There was still lots of sauce to go around. Served with steamed white rice and steamed baby green asparagus tips.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2013
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