Hi, I'm Theresa Storey and I run The Green Apron Artisan Preserve and Tea Company and write and blog and garden and teach and.....

Breakfast Raw Energy Bars

Over the last couple of months I’ve sampled a lot of energy/breakfast  bars. Not for good blogging research purposes I’m sad to say. Its because I keep forgetting to eat or am just not ready to eat before I rush off for a meeting or class. I end up grabbing a coffee and  bar in […]

Boxty Potato Pancakes

Back when I was a teenager, I had to spend 2 days running a tradestand for Dad at an Udaras na Gailteacht trade fair in Connemara. Eyeball numbingly boring- handing out bumph on the company to disinterested passersby. The redeeming feature of the whole experience was the lady next to us cooking boxty samples. […]


Last week I gave a  quick ,yeast ,breadmaking demonstration to my ICA guild . Since we had the recipe all typed up nice for that I figure its time to finally do thepromised post for easy breadmaking.

We seldom buy bread anymore as it takes such little time to whip up a batch of dough. […]

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

I love this onion tart .We spent some time last summer playing with the recipe and we think we now have a great, simple, fairly fast and very tasty recipe. Even picky kids eat it.You can also substitute other veg such as spinach, courgette or mushrooms for the onion .Still fantastic

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Hummus with homemade tahini

Sometimes I get cravings for gorgeous rich garlicky hummus.The only problem is I never remember to restock on chickpeas and tahini ( hummus’s main constituents) and living out here in the boonies means I can’t just nip down to the local shop and pick some up.

Today is one of those days. No chickpeas and […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

I love stuffed mushrooms and now I have access  to reasonably priced large mushrooms they have become a regular meal in our house.

They are simple and quick to make and very very yummy. You can freeze them either cooked or uncooked and reheating them from the fridge works well too. Very handy for […]

Sneaky Pumpkin Soup

I have my friend Annamarie to thank for this recipe. By accident she discovered that soup made with sweet orange vegetables such as sweet potato, squash or pumpkin can be disguised to get kids to eat it without complaint. Now I dunno about you but I dont know any kids who will happily eat any […]

Chicken Liver Pate

I’m feeling kind of smug here as I’ve already got some of my christmas cooking done . Two big tubs of chicken liver pate ( now in the freezer).

On Saturday I passed the only butcher in Limerick which has chicken livers so I figured I’d pick some up and get the pate making out […]