Hi, I'm Theresa Storey and I run The Green Apron Artisan Preserve Company and blog and write 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 […]

Fruity Autumn Chutney

This is a fabulous recipe if I may say so myself. Its an adaptation of  my mothers  famous Green Tomato Chutney Recipe only better as  you can use up all of those fruits and vegetables that are sitting around at the end of the season, especially those giant marrows you’ve just discovered lurking under the […]

Green Garden Stuffing

“Green stuffing!” I hear you say. “why ever would I make that”. Thats what I thought the first time I saw  it  but it is well worth the making.

The  first time I had it was at my friend Donkeys wedding  in a hotel in Louth (dont ask why a girl has a nickname […]

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

In our family Easter is the holiday with the most family traditions. I figure that’s probably because we aren’t rushing around sorting presents and feast food like at Christmas and we don’t have to sort costumes and parties like at Halloween.

I was over at my friend Imen’s (I married […]

Spiced Christmas Cookies-Holiday Biscuit exchange

Christmas is the time of year cookies really come in to their own at our house  especially since I inherited such a great range of  christmas cookies cutters from my Grandma. My girls  are happy to spend hours rolling baking and decorating cookies  and peace reigns.

Aoife Ryan from Babaduck came up with this recipe […]

Lemon Bars

When I was little we knew it was Christmas because Mom started making the Christmas cookies. At the start of every December she would start baking a few batches every day, filling old biscuit and sweet tins with all sorts of bars and cookies. They’d be piled everywhere in the kitchen and scullery (even […]

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. […]

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

Our […]

Marmalade Granola

Choosing  breakfast cereal for our family is a real pain. One  person won’t eat weetabix and one will only eat it. Two eat porridge but only some days. Cornflakes or rice crispies  soon lose their appeal and I have to make rice crispie buns to use up the  end of the box.  Many mueslis and […]

Persillade. Winters Pesto.

We were having a  heated discussion on Facebook with a canadian friend over the culinary merits of Putine ( which is basically chips covered in gravy and cheese, surprisingly yum). In defence he put up a link to the wiki page on putine and there I discovered a new ( to us ) culinary joy […]