Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone. With it falling on a Tuesday this year, I think a lot of people will take the opportunity to take a long weekend. I have picked something traditional with the loin of bacon and paired it with a less-traditional glaze and a fairly international dessert.

Bacon is good value and great flavour any time of the year. Keep an eye out for the Bord Bia mark. It is a good reminder to support our farmers and of the quality we are lucky to have on our doorstep. This recipe reminds me of my grandmother who was a great cook. She lived to 91, so I was lucky to spend a lot of time with her.