October 04, 2017

Homemade Potato Chips - an easy and fast guide

Some days just call for not the healthiest comfort food. You agree?
We had more than a hole week of it. And I decided I would share this very simple guide of homemade potato chips with you guys. Shop bought potato chips are often made from mashed potatoes with additives or cost an arm and a leg, when all it needs is a few potatoes! I bake mine in the oven, as I don't have a deep fryer.
homemade potato chips - an easy and fast guide

I wash the potatoes, if they are new ones, they get to keep their skin, if not, I peel them. Next I chop them lengthwise into chip size.




chopped potato Chips

I make them fairly thin, as they bake faster, but finger thick will be fine, too! If that is what you prefer! They just need a bit longer in the oven.
Next step is spreading your cut spuds on the sheet in a single layer with enough space between each, that they can get crispy in the oven! Sprinkle a little olive oil over them also salt, black pepper and paprika or cayenne if you like.


raw Homemade Potato Chips




Bake in a preheated oven at 220C/430F. After 10 mins, stir and make sure none of your spuds stick to the bottom of baking tray, and then spread them out again, that non are on top of each other. Bake for another ~5-15 mins. Depending on the size of your cut potatoes!

Homemade Potato Chips


 Now all you need is some homemade ketchup, something I am still looking for a good recipe! Have you got a tried and good one for me?







September 20, 2017

Apple Harvest, Apple Storage and a Recipe for a Traditional Irish Apple Blackberry Pie


make a traditional Irish  apple blackberry pie and learn how to harvest and store apples through out the winter



The boys and I were out picking apples this weekend. Unfortunately this years harvest isn't as plentiful as the years before. In early Spring frost hit the trees while they were in full blossom and at their fragilest. I am not sure, if I will have enough to make apple sauce to last for the whole year, but we´ll find a replacement when time comes. The boys still had a blast climbing the tree and picking the apples. What we usually do is we collect them all, including the ones that have fallen on the ground as they only attract wasps and slugs if you leave them there. And we have plenty of those around anyway and we don't need any more.

September 14, 2017

Lemon and Sage Pumpkin-Pasta-Casserole




Pinterest Lemon and Sage Pumpkin Pasta Casserole


September 11, 2017

My most favourite Carrot Cake Recipe



my most favourite carrot cake recipe


Carrot harvest has started here. The days got cooler. I have started to light fires in our fire place again.  This time of the year simply calls, no what do I say it cries for carrot cake and some hot cafĂ© au lait!

September 04, 2017

August 31, 2017

Courgette Soup - super simple and fast made

Here comes yet another courgette recipe, that was handed down by my wonderful sister - it is for a super simple and fast made courgette soup!


Courgette Soup - a very simple recipe