If all you feel like doing is cooking indulgent dinners, snacking and making copious amounts of tea, you’re not alone. Here are some kitchen accessories and serveware you will get lots of use out of in the weeks ahead

Two weeks into level 5 restrictions, we’re well settled into a routine of finishing work, sticking the kettle on and plotting a delicious dinner. With time on our hands to wait for slow roasts, bake our own treats and stir creamy pots of risotto, cooking is giving us comfort as well as something to keep busy.

Here are some kitchen essentials you’ll be glad you invested in for the weeks and months ahead. Bon appetit!

Crockpot slow cooker, Currys (€49.99)
Cheese baker, Marks & Spencer (€13)

Cheese board with knives, Newbridge Silverware (€45)

Puccini red wine glasses, Meadows & Byrne (€39.95)

Set of 4 pasta bowls, Next (€31)

Tapas set, Belleek @ Carraig Donn (€30)

Studio Arhoj Chug mug, Hen’s Teeth (€39)
Serving tray, Littlewoods Ireland (€19.99)
Scrabble mug, Arnotts (was €9.84, now €4.92)
Hot chocolate, Skelligs Chocolate (€10)

Birdy tea pot, Tipperary Crystal @ Kilkenny (€35)