Toss the asparagus in olive oil and salt and pepper and roast for 10 minutes at 200 degrees/gas 5, until they are just tender. While they are in the o(...)

Kids’ Fave Salsa

Boil the cobs for three minutes until tender, then cut off the kernels with a knife while standing the cob on its end. Leave aside to cool, then mix g(...)

Mix together the fennel, lemon juice and olive oil and season well before adding the chopped mango and fresh herbs. Toss gently into the salad leaves (...)

Persian chicken

Make the marinade by blitzing together all the ingredients except the chicken in a food processor. Pour this over the chicken, toss well to mix and le(...)

Domni Kemp’s  Persian chicken with mango and fennel salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Sometimes, every now and then, I manage to conjure up something pretty special in the kitchen (if I do say so myself). And for a brief period, all is (...)

Domni Kemp’s cucumber soup, and mackerel, mustard, spinach and lemon salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Like the mysterious Irish heatwave, simple, tasty summer food can prove elusive. On those occasions when the weather is warm, however, the last thing (...)

Domni Kemp’s cucumber soup, and mackerel, mustard, spinach and lemon salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Boil or steam the potatoes until just done. Set aside. While this is taking place, whisk the vinegar, garlic and wholegrain mustard and then slowly ad(...)

Domni Kemp’s cucumber soup, and  mackerel, potato, spinach and lemon salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Place the whole lot in a blender and whizz till smooth. Season to taste. If you want to make it look extra pretty, top with a swirl of yoghurt and som(...)

Irish people can be a bit funny about fish. We have fantastic fish available – we’re an island after all – but when it comes to eating it, we don’t li(...)

Tomato salad

Slice the tomatoes into rounds, and lay the slices out on a platter and sprinkle with salt. This will cause the tomatoes to release their own juices, (...)