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Soda Focaccia with red onions, olives and rosemary

Serves 8-12
 
  • 450g  (1lb) flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda 
  • 350 - 400mls (12-14fl.oz)   buttermilk , or sour milk
  • 1 red onion , cut into six wedges lengthways , then half the wedges crossways
  • 12 black or green pitted olives ,( stones removed)
  • A few sprigs of rosemary, broken into 12 little pieces
  • A good drizzle of olive oil , about 50-75ml (2-3fl.oz) 
  • Sea salt flakes
 
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I’m delighted to be teaming up with TV3 presenter Anna Daly for my upcoming cookery demo evening on Wed 2nd March in aid of LauraLynn and the Blackrock Hospice at the Pavilion in Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin. Anna will be master of ceremonies and together, we hope to make it an evening of food and fun!

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I have an upcoming cookery demo evening in aid of LauraLynn and the Blackrock Hospice on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 in the beautiful venue of the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse. TV3 presenter Anna Daly is master of ceremonies so it promises to be a great night of fun, food and chat with a full bar, free parking, raffles and a host of stalls selling homemade delicious treats, handmade jewelry and other goodies.

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Potato Soup with Kale and Walnut Pesto
 
 I like to slice some chorizo sausage and fry it gently on a low to medium heat then add the both the chorizo slices and the chorizo oil over the soup when serving.
 
Serves 4-6
 
1 clove garlic, crushed
150g (5oz) onion, chopped
250g (9oz) potato, peeled and cubed, 1 cm
25g (1oz) butter
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