Blueberry and Apple Upside Down Pudding

Such a simple but delicious summer pudding. Perfect for a family gathering or to finish a delicious meal. I made the only apple version last summer and this year I’ve added tasty organic blueberries. Our Irish eating apples are crisp and delicious and are great to bake with too.

We’re looking forward to all the seasonal Irish summer fruit. We like to keep it simple and effortless to make the most of its natural goodness and flavour.

We hope you SAVE this and give it a try.

Lou x


  • 3 Irish apples
  • 1 punnet (125g) blueberries (use some for the filling and some to serve)
  • 45g white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry – 375g
  • To serve:
  • toasted almonds
  • 250ml fresh cream – whipped
  • fresh blueberries


Step1: Preheat the oven 180ºc. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper – you may need two baking trays.

Step 2: Peel the 3 apples in half and scoop out the core, fill the hole with blueberries.

Step 3: Mix the sugar and the cinnamon in a bowl.

Step 4: Divide the pastry into 6 equal squares.

Step 5: Spoon the cinnamon sugar onto the tray, you want 6 mounds of sugar. Carefully place the apple, with the blueberries, flat side down on each of the sugar mounds. Put the pastry over each apple half and use your hands to cup the pastry around the apple half.

Step 6: Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Let the pastries cool for 15 minutes, use a wide spatula to slide under the caramelised apple and lift it off carefully. Serve warm with toasted almonds, fresh whipped cream and fresh blueberries.

NO BAKE – Oat Raspberry Cups (VG)

I’ve been on a mission to get my fussy eater (he’s 5) to eat more peanut butter and these have that perfect balance, disguised slightly by the banana. I make raspberry and chia jam all the time for extra protein so its the perfect filler for these too.

The chocolate is optional but delicious. Lots of yummy organic ingredients in these sweet cups! We love a no bake snack thats tasty and nutritious. Just perfect for that mid morning or late afternoon slump and super for kids after school too!

Find almost all the lovely organic ingredients you need to make these in our groceries.

Lou x

Ingredients: makes 6

  • 1 ripe organic banana, mashed
    100g (1 cup) oats
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 100g (1 cup) raspberries (fresh or frozen)
    2 tbsp chia seeds
    2 tbsp maple syrup
    100g melted dark chocolate chopped


1. Begin by mixing the oats, mashed banana and peanut butter. Spoon into silicone muffin moulds or a muffin tin lined with 6 muffin cases. Use a spoon to shape them into muffin cups.
2. In a pan heat the raspberries, chia seeds and maple syrup and let it cool for 10 mins. Pop 1 tbsp of your jam into each cup.
3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over simmering water. Spoon on top of the cups and place in the fridge to let the chocolate set.


Fabulous : Spinach & Cheese Rolls

Summer is well on the way, soon we’ll be reaching for the picnic blanket. These tasty little rolls are just perfect to pack for a beach day or a day out in the fields. Spinach is the hero vegetable in these. We’ve chopped and sautéed it and mixed through some cheese including cashew cheese for more nutty protein!

Pop some of our organic Irish spinach in your basket this week and make sure to try these. Eat them warm with a salad or cold from your hand either way they are a delight to eat.

Lou x

Ingredients: makes 10 or 12 small rolls

1 pack ready rolled puff pastry (395g approx)

120g fresh spinach, washed and chopped stalks and all
1 red onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated
salt & pepper to taste
30ml water

90g cashew cheese (or feta cheese)

110g cream cheese
50g grated mozzarella

To finish:

dash of milk or egg to glaze

Sesame seeds


Step 1: Begin by frying the onion and garlic for a few minutes till soft, add in the spinach, a small pinch of salt and pepper and the water and fry until the water has evaporated. Cool down, for quickest cooling spread on a large tray. Once cooled add in the cashew cheese, cream cheese and mozzarella and mix well.

Step 2: Preheat the oven 180ºC. Line a tray with parchment paper

Step 3: Spread the mixed filling over the pastry sheet and roll it up, once rolled press down to flatten slightly and slice into 10 or 12 even pieces. A serrated knife works best for slicing.

Step 4: Glaze with a beaten egg or milk, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for approximately 40 minutes. They should be golden brown and cooked all the way through. Leave to cool for 5-10 min. They can be eaten warm or cold.

The Viral – Crispy Potato Salad (VG)

Summer is on the way and so is salad season! We are always on the look out for new trends and couldn’t wait to make this viral crispy potato salad. It is so easy to make and tastes amazing. Our Irish organic spuds are just the best to use, keep the skins on for extra fibre, nutrition, zero food waste and extra crispiness!

Keep it plant based with vegan mayo and yoghurt – find most of what you need in our groceries.

We hope you enjoy making this one,

Lou x

Ingredients: feeds 4

  • 1kg potatoes, washed and diced 1inch cubes
    1/2 cucumber, finely diced
    1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
    1 small bunch dill, finely chopped
    1/2 cup (120g) vegan yogurt
    1/2 cup (120g)vegan mayo
    1/2 red onion, finely diced
    zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
    1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1: To speed up the cooking time its best to steam the potato cubes first until soft this will take about 30 minutes.
  • Step 2: Preheat the oven 220ºC fan. Transfer the cooked potatoes onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, drizzle with oil, salt and pepper toss to coat and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden- they may need more or less time, keep a close eye on them. They are ready when they are golden and crispy around the edges.
  • Step 3: Grab a large serving bowl, measure in the yoghurt, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir. Next add the chopped herbs, cucumber, red onion and stir once more. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Step 4: Tumble in the cooked crispy potatoes while warm, stir to coat in the dressing and serve up.

Double Chocolate – No Bake – Brownies – VEGAN

Homemade chocolate treats that are made with lots of good organic stuff.. .yes please! These are rich and decadent and give a great boost of energy. I ordered some lovely organic medjool dates and walnuts and organic dark chocolate to make these. Perfect with that mid morning coffee.

They are a no bake treat so no ovens needed just a bit of time to set in the fridge. Grab all you need for these tasty snacks in our online shop.

We hope you try them.

Lou X

Ingredients: makes 16 squares

-150g – 1 cup medjool dates, stone removed
– 60g – 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
– 40g- 1/3 cup ground almonds
– 40g – 1/3 cup cocoa powder
– 40g – 1/2 cup oats
– 110g – 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
– 2-4 tbsp boiled water
– 150g Dark chocolate bar plus 1 tablespoon coconut oil

**Taste the mix -feel free to add a dash of maple syrup or honey if it tastes bitter.


Step 1: Line a 8inch square tin with parchment paper.

Step 2: If using medjool dates, remove the stone and add them straight to the blender. If using regular dried dates, soak in boiling water for 5 minutes, then discard the water.

Step 3: Add the dates, ground almonds, cocoa powder, oats and peanut butter to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add a tablespoon or 2 of boiled water if the mix is dry. Then add the walnuts and pulse. Check the texture with a spoon, if it sticks its ready, if its dry add a bit more water.

Step 4: Pour the brownie mix into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Try smooth it as best you can. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in short bursts (or in a pot over simmering water), then pour over the base and transfer to the fridge to set for an hour.

Take from the fridge and slice into squares.

This will keep in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.


The Best Irish Potato Bread (VG)

Irish potato bread is simple and delicious and a great use of our national vegetable, the potato! The potato that grows so happily and sustainably in our soil. They are called potato farls in the north of Ireland and are traditionally eaten at breakfast time. They are made with mashed potato, flour, butter and salt and cooked on a dry griddle pan to get the brown speckled marks.

My kids love them with beans and they make a great alternative to the well know shop bought potato waffle!

You can make them with leftover mash potato. We hope you try our recipe.

Lou x

Ingredients: makes 8

750g potatoes

150g plain flour, sifted

75g butter (dairy or plant based)

1 heaped teaspoon salt

Serve with:

250g chestnut mushrooms

50g spinach

1 tin of baked beans


  1. If not using leftover mashed potatoes, peel the potatoes and steam or boil them until fully cooked.
  2. Use a potato ricer to rice the potatoes, if you have one. If not, just mash them, but your potato bread will come out better if you use a ricer.
  3. Next, add the butter and salt. Taste the potatoes at this point, add more salt if needed. Then, very lightly mix in the sifted flour. It will come together into a dough very quickly and easily.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured area gently fold over until smooth. Divide into two equal portions and form each into a ball. Roll one ball out to about 1/3″ thick, then cut into quarters with a large knife or cake lifter. Repeat with the second measure of dough.
  5. Heat a pan or griddle to medium to medium high. When hot, begin cooking the Irish potato bread (do not use oil or butter.) When brown on both sides, place on a clean tea towel and cover.
  6. These are fully cooked and may be eaten as is, but traditionally, they are fried in the same pan with an extra bit of butter.
  7. Quarter and sauté the mushrooms and wilt the spinach on a pan, warm the beans and serve with the warm potato bread.

Homemade Chapati w/ Cauliflower Hummus- VEGAN

A good friend of mine showed me how to make chapati a long time ago. I was so amazed at how few ingredients were needed and how quick and tasty they were. Chapati are traditionally served with lentils or a curry but I wanted something light for lunch.

I really fancied hummus but realised I had no chickpeas but still determined to have hummus I made do with my cauliflower, roast garlic, tahini and spices and it was delicious.

Its amazing what you can make with so few ingredients and a bit of imagination.

Please let us know if you try them.

Lou x


  • For the chapati
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 140g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 180ml hot water or as needed

For the cauliflower hummus:

  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 bulb garlic, top sliced off
  • 1 tablespoon tahini light
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Step 1: Make the chapati dough. Mix all the ingredients together and knead for 5 minutes. Diving into 8 balls and leave on the counter top under a clean tea towel to rest.
  • Step 2: Start the cauliflower hummus. Wrap the garlic with a tablespoon of oil in a tinfoil parcel and roast in the oven or air fryer @180ºC for 20-30 minutes until completely roasted and soft. Steam the cauliflower florets or boil them in water until soft.
  • Step 3: Flour the work top and dust a rolling pin, roll out the dough balls into flat circles, they should be thin like a tortilla. Keep the dough covered all the time with a clean tea towel. Warm a frying pan on a medium heat, make sure the pan is hot. Add the first chapati and cook until you see bubbles, then flip and cook the other side, repeat. They will have brown spots but try not burn them too much.
  • Step 4: To a blender add the cooked cauliflower, squeeze the roasted garlic, add the tahini, turmeric, cumin, salt and olive oil, blend until smooth.
  • Serve the chapatis with the cauliflower hummus, chopped herbs, raw red onion or cabbage.

Budget Friendly – Red Lentil Dahl – (VG)

Chilly days call for a big bowl of nourishing goodness. And even when the cupboards seem bare, this spicy dahl can be whipped up with store cupboard staples. If you have some veg to use up you can roast it like my half butternut squash, or cauliflower, parsnips, carrots or beets.

You can go as spicy as you like here too with chilli flakes or fresh chillies. And amp up the garlic and ginger to ward off the winter bugs. So delicious and versatile and the perfect way to add more organic plants to your plate this January.

Lou x

Ingredients: serves 4

  • 1/2 butternut squash
    3 tbsp olive oil
    1 small white onion, diced small
    4cm piece of ginger, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 small leek – diced small, optional
    1/2 a fresh red chilli, finely chopped- or 1 tsp chilli flakes
    Spice mix: 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp Garam masala
    1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
    250g dried red split lentils, washed and drained
    750ml veg stock
  • 1 tin chickpeas – drained
    Salt and pepper to taste
    More water to achieve desired consistency
  • To serve: plain yoghurt of your choice, fried curry or sage leaves, fresh chilli slices
  • To make it stretch further, serve with boiled rice and flatbreads.


Step 1: Preheat the oven 180ºc. Slice the butternut squash into semi circles, place on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, a pinch of salt and roast until soft- about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Warm a wide pot on a medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil and gently cook the onions until soft. Then add the leek, garlic, ginger, spice mix, tomato paste, maple syrup, salt and pepper to taste, stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the washed lentils and veg stock. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes then add the chickpeas and cook for a further 20 minutes. Stir the lentils every few minutes to make them soupy and creamy.

Step 3: Check that the lentils are cooked, adjust the seasoning if needed. Then serve with the cooked butternut squash slices, yoghurt, sage leaves and fresh chilli slices.

Delicious Rosemary and Garlic Baked Camembert

Cheese and fruit platters are gorgeous ways to graze over the festive season. They are great for sharing and require minimum effort. We like ours when we have friends over or when we watch a family movie.

We stock some gorgeous organic bio cheeses like this wheel of camembert and with a little effort it is delicious baked for your cheese board. Baked with garlic and herbs bring it to the next level, your guests will love it. Serve along side our delicious mulled wine.

Lou 🙂


  • 1 (250-gram) wheel Camembert
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, sliced very thin
  • To serve: crackers/grapes/bread


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 2: Most Camembert comes in a little wooden crate. Open the cheese and place in parchment paper and put it back into the crate. If there is no crate, place it on a baking tray.

Step 3: With a thin sharp knife, make grid like cuts in the cheese, 3 or 4 in each direction, about 1 inch apart and going about 1 inch deep into the cheese but without cutting through the bottom rind. Use your knife tip to “open” each cut and your fingers to press a little sliver of garlic into each cut. Combine the olive oil with the rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small dish. Spread thickly on top of the cheese.

Step 4: Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is loose inside the rind. Serve immediately with crackers, grapes and bread.

Organic Blueberry Scones

November is a great time to pull out traditional baking recipes. Homemade scones are delicious baked fresh and with the addition of organic fruit they are taken to the next level. Mix antioxidant rich organic blueberries gently into the dough, when baked they become oozy and almost self jamming in the scone.

Scones are one of those bakes that are made to be shared over steamy cups of tea. We hope you find a friend to share these with some time soon.

Lou x

PS – add a grating of orange or lemon zest to the dough if you fancy.

Ingredients: Makes 8

  • 400g self raising flour (or plain flour with 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder mixed)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 400g self raising flour (or plain flour with 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder mixed)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs 
  • 170ml (do not add all the liquid at once, you may not need it)
  • 125g fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg beaten to glaze


Step 1: Preheat the oven 180ºC fan. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Measure the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl, stir. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with our fingertips until it resembles sand. Stir in the blueberries.

Step 2: Crack the eggs into a measuring jug and pour in the milk. Whisk well.
Pour enough of the milk and egg liquid into the flour and stir with a fork until the dough starts to come together, you may not need all the liquid. Flour your hands lightly and work the dough into a round shape, being careful not to burst the blueberries. Turn it out onto the baking tray, and gently push down.

Step 3: Using a large knife dipped in flour, cut the dough round in half, then quarters and then eights. Pull the scones apart and spread them out on the baking tray. Tip: dipping the knife in flour will stop the dough from sticking.
Brush with the beaten egg.

Step 4: Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.