Keeping up with KPI’s at ABP

My third and final article with the Farmer’s Journal concerning my Summer work placement with ABP Poland. I focused on the accurate and efficient assignment of KPI’s to the many energy depleting processes that are involved in the meat processing cycle. It was enlightening to see how ABP apply these limits and targets to their…

ABP’s green agenda: Setting high corporate standards

Approximately 4 weeks into my placement, I began to learn more about ABP’s mission to reach optimum sustainability by 2020. They are a founding member of Origin Green and have pledged to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels and committed themselves to nurturing the biodiversity which surrounds their Europe wide locations. Click the link below…

An Introduction to Poznań

So at the beginning of May I packed my bags, courage and determination and headed to the unknown realms of Poznan ( Poland), where I am undertaking a Summer internship for the best part of four months. Having been awarded an academic scholarship, I am required to write regular article entries for the digital edition of The…

Grapefruit & Ginger Kefir Lassi

A refreshing boost to your digestive system first thing in the morning, a big glass of this frothy Lassi is definitely something to add to your Summer recipe repertoire. Using just a few ingredients that pack a massive punch of flavour, this is incredibly straightforward and ideal for anyone who’s stuck for time in the morning! The…

Walnut & Tahini Spelt Cookies

Tahini sounds like a weird component of a cookie recipe but trust me, these are good. Crisp on the outside but lovely and chewy once you take a bite, I found the wholemeal spelt flour added a really nice malt flavour! There’s a hint of banana flavour which adds a slight sweetness along with the…

Zucchini & Za’atar Bread

Za’atar is a middle eastern spice mix and brings a really nice herby hum of flavour to the earthy green zucchini bread. Lather some almond butter or real Irish butter on a toasted slice of this 💫   Makes a 2 lb loaf Ingredients 1 medium sized zucchini, grated 225g extra course wholemeal flour 125g…

West Cork

I spent the first portion of my professional work experience placement at an artisan dairy company in West Cork. They are arguably the most successful artisan food company in Ireland, excelling in both consistent quality but also increasing popularity in their exports to the UK and even the U.A.E.                  …

White Chocolate & Pistachio Fudge

  White Chocolate has always been my weakness! Sometimes it can be sickeningly sweet but here I think it goes rather amazingly with the nuttiness of the pistachios. The colour of the bright green with the rich fudge is reason enough to scoff one of these with your coffee! Ingredients 1 can condensed milk 100ml…

Coconut Lime Overnight Oats

This (vegan) breakfast is really quick to throw together and prepare the night before. The lime is refreshing and zingy and cut through the creaminess of the coconut cream beautifully. Serves 2 Ingredients 2ooml cold water 3 tbsp coconut cream 160g porridge oats 1/2 tbsp raw honey 1 tbsp toasted desiccated coconut grated juice & zest…

Parmesan & Yogurt Tagliatelle with Caramelized Onions

I’m seriously enfatuated by caramelised onions, I think I could legitimately have them with every meal! I loved them here with the mellow flavours of the walnuts, yoghurt and Parmesan. A really comforting meal to whip up with ease. Ingredients 1/2 an onion 1 clove garlic knob of butter 1 tbsp natural yogurt 1 thumb…

Guinness Boozey Brownies

After seeing Lovin Dublin’s recent post about Guinness sausages it reminded me of how much I love Guinness treacle brown bread. I’ve taken the high road however and opted for these boozey chocolate treats instead! The signature malt taste of Guinness goes fantastically with dark chocolate. Ingredients 200g butter 300g golden castor sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 300g plain…

Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles

Having truffle thinking of a dessert or sweet treat to make in your spare time?! These are straightforward, yummy and contain every day ingredients. They’re also vegan, so even your herbivore friends can tuck in. You can also do variations with this such as rolling them in desiccated coconut, roasted flaked almonds or raw cacao. These…