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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# cookery

All time
From the Garden: Carrots can be problematic to grow but the following tips will work
Many growing books will tell you to sow carrots in March or April but I always wait until May or June to sow mine, writes Michael Kelly.
# slice and dice
Kitchen know-how: 10 simple cooking tricks every grown-up should master
From slicing to poaching, these fundamentals are the foundation of any home cook.
From the Garden: One vegetable is essential to the Irish diet - so why not learn to grow it?
Potatoes are high in vitamin C, naturally fat-free, a source of fibre and potassium and low in sugar. They are also versatile and delicious, writes Michael Kelly.
From the Garden: How to make your own compost - you can learn from my mistakes
I have had some God-awful compost heaps over the years – slimey, smelly, sludgy yokes that festered away in the corner of the garden, writes Michael Kelly.
From the Garden: Leeks don't get the recognition they deserve
Leeks often don’t grab the health headlines the way their allium cousins – garlic and onions do. But they contain most of the same flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, writes Michael Kelly.
# the negotiators
Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas
The former Sinn Féin president has already published numerous memoirs and historical books.
# mmmmm
12 things you've been doing wrong in the kitchen your whole life*
This article will improve your dinner. *Probably.
# lemon squeezy
Here are 13 cooking shortcuts that will make your life so much easier
On dinner duty this evening? Read on…
# only takes a minute girl
7 delicious lunches that ACTUALLY only take 15 minutes to make
For real. If you’ve got 15 minutes, you’ve got the time.
# Bon Appetit
Your complete cheat sheet for winning Masterchef Ireland
Foam, smears, and tiny tiny bits of food. All you need to know.
# nailed it
11 people who are worse cooks than you
If you’re making dinner tonight, check this post first.
# masterchef ireland
Could you be Ireland's next MasterChef?
Are you a talented amateur chef? If you think you have what it takes to go up against other Irish cooks – and the judges! – on the popular TV show, now is your chance to apply.
# Little chef
Five-year-old chef lands a job at TV3
“Hello everybody, welcome to Ciaran’s Kitchen”…Donegal’s youngest chef is moving from YouTube to the big leagues after scoring his very own cookery slot.
# Wanted
Two weeks looking for a chef - and not one applicant
Dingle restaurant owner says shortage of skilled kitchen staff has reached crisis point in last few years – even as recession hits.