Snowy Northern Ireland..

3rd March 2018 take two (1)

If you love snow, as I do, you’ll be grateful for the two heavy snowfalls we’ve had this winter – One in early December; the other just last week, where the expression about March ‘coming in like a Lion’ was never more accurate. Thank goodness we had plenty of cold-weather recipes available!

If you don’t like snow, you’ll have been cursing your luck and welcoming the rain that cleared all the snow away!

Here are some pictures that we took during our snowy days..


2nd March 2018 Ormeau park (2)

Ormeau Park

Rowallane Dec 2017 (20)

Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield


Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield

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Minnowburn and the Giant's ring Dec 2017 (28)

The Giant’s Ring, Belfast

2nd March 2018 Ormeau park (2)

Bandstand, Ormeau Park, Belfast

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Ormeau Park, Belfast

Rowallane Dec 2017 (17)


I started writing down recipes in an old copybook when I was about 16. With 6 children at home, my Mother was always glad of a hand in the kitchen, and really allowed us to experiment - as long as we washed up afterwards, and left the kitchen immaculate! Having a tidy kitchen has followed me through my life, as has the habit of writing down my favourite recipes; except that these days I write them for my website, and add photographs when I can. The website really started when it occurred to me that my daughter might like to have these recipes when I've forgotten them. In my early days of cooking for family and friends, I used to phone my Mum all the time to ask her for the recipe for some of our favourite family dinners. She rarely had a recipe to hand - I think, like me, she made a lot of it up as she went along.. So welcome to Eating for Ireland - these are the recipes that my friends and family having been eating these past 40 years.. yes, I truly am ancient! They are tried and tested, and have worked for me for all that time - I have updated them as new ingredients became available - I really hope you'll find something that you can make into a family favourite of your own. You don't have to tell anyone where you found these great new dishes that you're serving up - it can be our little secret, but I'd really love it if you could give me a sneaky 'follow' on Facebook and Instagram.. So off you go - have a good rummage around, you're bound to find something new! My sincere thanks to all of you who have found a recipe that you liked and dropped me a line to tell me - I really do love to hear from you! Happy Cooking! Becks xx

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