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Mourne Seafood Bar, Belfast

When I first started this blog I had hoped to post at least once a week or at least once every two weeks if things had been busy. So, three months after my last post, it’s time to come out of hibernation.


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This is my absolute favourite bread recipe. And possibly the only home economics recipe from my school I’ve kept.

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If, like me, you’re routinely pretty shocked with some of the seemingly arbitrary but incredibly high prices of certain food items in Belgian supermarkets, you need to get to the abattoirs market at Delacroix. Quick step!

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Another weekend, another brunch.

A couple of weekends ago I was feeling especially delicate on a Sunday. The night before had been Brussels’ annual ‘Nuit Blanche’- a ‘sleepless night’ in French. It’s always one of my favourite nights of the year when dozens of art/dance/music/drama/interactive/younameit shows take place in one area of Brussels.This year’s offering did not disappoint.

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I love Brussels (most of the time) and I also adore its amazing range of comfort food. The word ‘stoemp’ even sounds stick-to-the-ribs carborific. Sometimes though, I CRAVE the comfort food I associate with home.

I come from a small village in the north of Ireland right next to the Belfast Lough.

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