Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking: A short collection of receipes from Donal Skehan, Sheila Kiely and Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell by Sheila Kiely, Book of Food,

March 20, 2018

Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking:  A short collection of receipes from Donal Skehan, Sheila Kiely and Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell

  • Title: Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking: A short collection of receipes from Donal Skehan, Sheila Kiely and Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell
  • Autor: Sheila Kiely
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Mercier Press (September 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
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A short collection of recipes from cookbooks ‘Good Mood Food’ by Donal Skehan, ‘Gimme the Recipe’ by Sheila Kiely and ‘Like Mam Used to Bake’ by Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell. Recipes to enjoy with friends and family during fine summer evenings and lazy weekends.

Reviews for ‘Gimme the Recipe’:

‘…the go-to-bible for easy to follow recipes.’ -Irish Tatler.

‘[A] terrific cookbook- a repertoire of recipes that nourish and delight. I particularly loved the chapter on planning family gatherings and parties at home.’ -Darina Allen. Irish Examiner.

‘…it inspires confidence and makes you feel you can certainly whip up anything you fancy.’ -Lara Bradley. Sunday Independent.

‘You might not be able to have it all but, with Kiely’s recipes, I’d say you can certainly make a decent stab at cooking it all.’ -Fiona Kiely, Sunday Business Post.

Reviews for ‘Good Mood Food’:

“Good Mood Food is a new breed of cookbook that springs from the talent of a passionate home cook. A truly scrumptious read.”, – Ross Golden-Bannon, Food & Wine magazine

“At last… Simple, easy recipes that are healthy and interesting. Donal Skehan’s book reclaims good food from the convenience of supermarket shelves and puts it back where it belongs – in the domestic kitchen.” Paulo Tulio

“Ireland’s answer to Jamie Oliver” – RTÉ.ie

‘Like Mam Used to Bake’ is due to be released in September 2013.


Grandma has just one word for Mercier Press’  Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking  – YUM! The book contains 26 enticing recipes, all of them easy as 1-2-3, from Irish food authors Donal Skehan, Sheila Kiely and Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell, each accompanied by a full-page, full-color photo that is downright drool worthy. The book is nicely laid out and features a fully interactive Table of Contents. My favorite? A Summer Salsa Salad from Donal Skehan’s  Good Mood Food: Simple Healthy Homecooking  that consists of finely diced red onion, mango, cucumber, red pepper and avocado seasoned with a splash of lime, a teeny bit of chile for bite and a touch of garlic all served in litte Baby Gem lettuce leaves. (You’ll probably find that in your grocery as Boston Bibb, often in a little “greenhouse.) While this would make a great appetizer, I have every intention of adding some cooked shrimp and calling it dinner! Here’s a list of the included recipes – Quesadillas Red Pepper Hummus Pitta Chips Spicy Sweet Potato Chips Smoked Salmon Lettuce and Cream Cheese Wraps Olive and Feta or Mozzarella Bites Home-made Coleslaw Chorizo and Tomato Salad Beetroot, Red Onion, Baby Leaves and Walnut Salad Summer Salsa Salad Simple Tuna Niçoise My Favourite Couscous Bacon and Leek Quiche Caramelised Red Onion, Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Tart Salmon in Soy Sauce Home-made Beefburgers Lime and Mint Mojito Chicken Tzatziki Lamb Koftas Peanut Butter Cookies (4 ingredients, whole grain) Lunchbox Cookies Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Caramelised Mint Sugar Ice-Cream Cake Mint-Choc Ice Cream Jam Tarts Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries Victoria Sponge Most of the ingredients and measurements are straight forward and will require no translation. There are a few, however, to keep in mind – double cream is heavy cream mint essence is mint extract condensed milk is sweetened condensed milk 1 ltr block of ice cream is a quart of ice cream wholemeal flour is whole wheat flour mince is ground meat You’ll find metric volume measurements on one side of your Pyrex glass measure as well as most other volume measures sold in the US over the last several decades and will need a digital scale that measures in grams for a few of the baked goods. More to explore – Sheila Kiely’s  Gimme the Recipe Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell’s  Like Mam Used to Bake Grandma’s $0.02 –  Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking  is a drool-worthy short taster featuring recipes from three of Ireland’s favorite food writers. YUM! Highly recommended
If you are looking for the table of content check out the back of the book and you will find some super delicious recipes. I love quesadillas and the peanut butter cookies. The ice cream cake is out of this world and the homemade beef burgers are fantastic.
Mom read this one – no complaints – she must have liked it. She prefers cowboy romantic comedy novels.

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