Woah! By some miraculous coincidence, not only have you stumbled across my little food blog, but you also wanted to know more! Well, fear not my friend, ask and you shall receive!

Nutty Makes is a pet project of mine, started in late 2014. I have always enjoyed experimenting with new tastes and recipes but I suffered from a severe case of That-was-delicious-but-I-have-no-idea-how-to-recreate-it-itis! I get recipe inspiration from many sources: restaurants I’ve visited, countries I’ve travelled to, things my mam made growing up, ingredients on offer, cook books, Pinterest etc. This makes it even harder to keep track of the recipes I like. I have a particular fondness for exotic food, particularly spicy food. My flatmate is genuinely convinced I’m trying to kill her with chillies! (Not convinced enough to not eat the food though!) This food blog is my little attempt to make life easier for myself and keep all my favourite recipes in one place.

The site itself is built on WordPress and the neat little recipe containers are created with a plug-in called “Recipe Card”. All images on the site are taken by me, usually with my iPhone 5. I created this site myself, with the help of my degree in Multimedia from Cork Institute of Technology so it is liable to change dramatically at any time.

I suppose at this point I should mention a few words about who “I” am! My name is Hazel O’Keeffe and I am a 25 year old Irish girl. I’m originally from Tipperary Town but I have been residing in Kilkenny for almost 3 years now. I’ve always loved creative endeavours of any description and I love a challenge. I must confess to being slightly spatially challenged but I’ll give anything a go once!

Along with food, my other big love is travelling. Conveniently, they tend to complement each other. If I won the lotto tomorrow I would travel around the world learning how to cook in random remote areas with local people. Since the chance of me winning the lotto are somewhere between slim and none (particularly because I don’t play the lotto!), I keep the travel bug at bay by engaging in many short trips to different locations, often with my partner-in-crime Steven. Due to my current location these have been primarily European for now, but that will hopefuly change soon, watch this space!

That’s pretty much all I have to say for now! Please enjoy the blog and try out the recipes! I am always interested in hearing from people who have tried the recipes and have come up with tweaks or twists. I have tried to make the site as user-friendly as possible also but any feedback in terms of this, or indeed the design itself, are also always welcome. You can easily reach me on info@nuttymakes.ie If you do like the site, consider signing up for the mailing list in the menu on the left. Then the latest recipes will automagically appear in your inbox instead of you having to come back here to search for them. 


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