Hey, guys, welcome to my little space on the world wide web. let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I’m Jolene, (the redhead is yum) and this is our multi award-winning Irish parenting and food blog.
I also write for The Echo newspaper online, mummy pages and the M word.
Starting out as a live-in Nanny over 17 years ago feeding the families of Dublin wholesome tasty food on a budget. My passions involve developing and creating easy, healthy, tasty recipes for the whole family.
I come from Fermanagh and now live in Dublin with my Hubs and 3-year-old daughter (Referred to “yum” here).
As a “mummy cook” when creating a recipe I Have a winning formula!.
It has to be EAT: Easy, Accessible ingredients found in your local supermarket, Taste delicious with no faffing about. Making real food for real families, without any hidden nasties or fancy ingredients that put the everyday cook off cooking – I know this as a busy mother myself! Using everyday basic cooking equipment with no gadgets or gimmicks.
I have a great enthusiasm for “kids in the Kitchen”. Cooking with children gives them a huge sense of worth, building self-esteem and pride in themselves. One of my favourite quotes is
“happiness is children eating their food no matter what…”
I have sat down at various dinner tables throughout my nannying and child minding years and made them my own.
Cooking, chatting and eating together. Making dinnertime just as enjoyable as playtime. Coaxing children through fussy days, “singing beans beans they’re good for the heart”, on giddy days and nursing them with my veggie soup on poorly days.
Most importantly the kids would always help with the cooking. Each and every child having a favourite dish, putting in a request at the start of the week for it, making my job easy.
All recipes and photos are my own creations. If you have any questions and would like to get in touch you can contact me here