Some Tapas at The Olive Tree

Monkish Tempura
Patas Bravas

 

Last weekend, I went on a girlie date to an amazing tapas restaurant in Waterford. The Olive Tree opened last year and I have only been there once before.

The Olive Tree is a tapas restaurant so the idea is that you select 2 to 3 dishes per person and you can share them. I love this style of dining as you get to try loads of different things.

We went for the prawns in garlic oil, bruschetta which we could have done with more of we were so hungry! Monkfish tempura which is amazing. My favourite thing on the whole menu and patas bravas which is potatoes in a tomotoe sauce.

The food was all really nice. I would highly recommend you give this place a go and to end it with some yummy churros which we devoured so fast I never got a picture!

The Olive Tree’s Website 

A Cakeful

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Try to read this post without wanting some cake, I dare you! These cake come from the lovely Johnny Sutter’s Cafe in Scotland, I can’t remember the exact town but its on the way to the ferry at Cairnryan. honestly if you see it, stop by and have a cake.

The food is equally as tasty but the cakes are just off the scale.

I ordered the Lemon Meringue pie and my mum ordered the Banoffee Tart. They were so tasty. The have  tons of desserts to choose from such as chocolate fudge cake or mixed berry tarts.

 

 

 

The Food Edit | Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

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Todays post is off the beauty trail but this is another obsession of mine. This weekend I made Raspberry Chocolate cupcakes and they went down a treat.

I started off by making a chocolate cupcake batter and popped it in the oven. The real magic happened after. I filled the cupcakes with raspberry coulis, and the iced them with butter icing that I died pink with a dash of red food colouring.

For decoration I melted candy melts and put them into moulds that I bought in a local cake shop. After being in the fridge for a half an hour. They were ready to come and placed on top of the cupcakes. And voila the easiest way to make cupcakes look good.

The Food Edit | Summer Salad

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It’s no secret that I am not the biggest fan of salad. Yes Hand me a bowl of chips any day. But in a bid to feed my body nutritious and healthy things I decided to put the chips aside and make a salad I could actually finish.

 

To start with wash and throw in a bowl so sort of green leafy stuff whatever you fancy. Wash some chick peas, leave to the side.Fry some chicken and bacon in a pan and making sure it nice and crispy. I added my chickpeas into the frying pan just for a second and then tossed them in on top of the salad leaves.

 

There you have it, my simple yummy salad. Add as much balsamic vinegar as you desire.

 

Lauren x

 

Healthy Salad

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It’s no secret that I am not the biggest fan of salad. Yes Hand me a bowl of chips any day. But in a bid to feed my body nutritious and healthy things I decided to put the chips aside and make a salad I could actually finish.

To start with wash and throw in a bowl so sort of green leafy stuff whatever you fancy. Wash some chick peas, leave to the side.Fry some chicken and bacon in a pan and making sure it nice and crispy. I added my chickpeas into the frying pan just for a second and then tossed them in on top of the salad leaves.

There you have it, my simple yummy salad. Add as much balsamic vinegar as you desire.

Lauren x