|Copyright Gluten Free Guerillas|Also Gluten Free Guerrillas published an announcement on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/glutenfreeguerrillas:
'Join in our 1st TweetChat #CoeliacChat 'Beyond the Gut' with Robyn our Coeliac Nutritionist on Sat 4-5pm. For Coeliac Awareness Week we'd like to end on a high by sparking debate on Coeliac Disease & busting some myths. We'd love you to share the questions you'd like us to help answer along with other Guerrillas that join the debate.
After all not all Coeliacs have bloating or bowel problems. Not all Coeliacs feel better on a GF diet... We want to discuss & debate the questions you all want to know; why is my skin so bad, when will my infertility improve, what vitamins & minerals can support my immune system?
So comment below: with your key question? Are you a Coeliac who doesn't have bowel problems. What would you like us to discuss? See you on Sat @gfguerrillas peeps!'
So if you're on twitter - join in this Saturday!
Just in case you missed it – this week is Coeliac Awareness Week. All week I have been linking coeliac diagnosis stories from great coeliac/gluten free bloggers from around the web on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TheGlutenFreePhotographer I know I am a gluten intolerant, but I think it is really important to raise awareness about coeliac disease as it is something that should be taken very seriously.
Just in case you missed them – I have linked them here. Continue reading »
The House Cafe
For just €8.50, I enjoyed a
sublime lunch dish in Cork last week. Ballyhoura Wild Mushrooms were the main
element here, the light touch of the House Cafe culinary team combining them with Free Range Egg, spring onion and parmesan to construct a
delicious omelette. They added some pickles cucumber and healthy organic leaves
to vary the taste, the flavours and the textures. A simple creation. But a superb
one. Continue reading »
Oliver Moore: Tell me about the Organic Supermarket Darren.
Darren Grant: I opened the Organic Supermarket on July 14th 2008 in Blackrock Dublin, at the height of the recession. By 2009, we started to push the online store, as we could see that the high street model was dying somewhat. Currently, we have an annual turnover of about E800,000 per year, with 20% of it through our website, and the rest through the store.
OM: What do you stock, and does it differ from the store to the website? Continue reading »
The 7th Annual Burren Slow Food Festival takes place in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, this weekend from 17-19 May.
This year’s special guest is UK-based Irish Chef Richard Corrigan, who is actively involved in the Slow Food Movement in the UK and has created the ‘Lost and Forgotten’ list of ingredients. Richard champions domestic farmers and growers that are helping to ensure we don’t lose these important parts of our heritage. Continue reading »
Camile Thai is a Dublin takeaway chain that currently appears to be doing pretty well in their businesses in Rathmines, Dun Laoghaire, Phibsboro and Dolphin’s Barn. They recently took the interesting step of launching a crowdfunding campaign to open a new branch. I’m very familiar with crowdfunding for projects related to arts and charity, but this is a slightly new model to me. Using LinkedFinance.com, they are asking people to give them a small loan of anything from €50 to €2,000. Continue reading »
It’s been a few days of unconventional methods. Yesterday I bribed the children with chocolate and lollipops to get them to stay quiet for a few minutes for an important interview. I had limited success and it’s not a regular occurrence. The Mammy Police can stand down!
Today I’m advocating adultery.
Not in the conventional sense of the word.
I want to you to cheat on your oven and make my microwave bakewell cake. Continue reading »
One of the flavours we want to bring back in the next two weeks is mint. However, after the coldest March on record and then below average temperatures for April and May so far, we had some worries about whether the mint would grow enough to be harvested.
I went to visit Camphill, a special needs community, who are growing biodynamic mint for us, and happily it seems like it’s finally growing.
Stay tuned! Continue reading »
Founded in 1940, Viñedos y Bodegas Muñoz started as a small plantation in the town of Noblejas, in the heart of La Mancha. Today, it farms 400 ha of gnarled old vines, with an average age of 40 years; and its winemaking facilities include 1,500 ageing barrels and a state-of-the-art bottling line that ensures clean, fruity wines. Continue reading »
I love reality television. One of my favorite reality shows is Celebrity Apprentice, mainly because it’s the television equivalent of a three-ring circus. Plus, the celebrities playing act crazy to win money for their charity, so it’s a win-win. The first half of the finale was this past weekend, and finalists Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette were tasked with creating a unique flavor of Delish Ice cream from Walgreens. Keep reading for my thoughts on the flavors! Continue reading »
Food and Drink Spotting
Taste of the Week.
Did you know that the Cornstore are now dry aging their own beef with Himalayan salt and that means their steaks are extra special at the moment. Continue reading »
It is this simple. Without Baby Shananigans there would have been no Shananigans blog.
I was already smitten by Chinese food and culture when we visited Beijing last July but it was the news that a baby was on its way to Shane and Shan that spurred me on to deepen my understanding of the world into which the child would be born and to capture it in tales and recipes.
On 5th February, baby Dermot arrived into our world to cement the relationships between the O’Neill and Gao families. Continue reading »
IrishFoodTours.ie have been building up our connections with Food Producers, Restaurants, Accommodation Providers and much more, to offer guided Irish Food Tours by coach throughout ALL 32 COUNTIES in IRELAND
This First Irish Food Tour Weekend is NOW AVAILABLE!
KILKENNY IRISH FOOD TOUR 7th June 2013
Tours limited to only 20 guests per tour.
Guests must make their own way to Tour Starting point. Continue reading »
Watching a skilled sushi chef at work is a real pleasure. The careful cutting of fish into precise sashimi slices, the ritual assembly of maki and nigiri along with the smooth practised motion of dipping the knife into water before letting the drops run down the blade. It’s a peaceful, nearly spiritual experience. Dublin has several really good sushi restaurants, but you can always do with another venue, particularly when it is close to home and not in the heart of town. Continue reading »
My friend, Jemma, got in touch to ask:
Does anyone have any recommendations for a good quality Chinese restaurant that deliver to the Portobello area?
I suggested Zen in Rathmines but whispers on the web suggest it has disimproved of late. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since I’ve had a takeaway so I’m not up to speed on what’s good and what’s bad. Continue reading »
Cask Thornbridge Halcyon was a pleasant surprise on the cask beer engine at Against the Grain a few months ago. I had encountered an aged version at a festival a while back so it was interesting to compare notes with a spanking fresh pint.
It’s a very different experience, with the powerful pithy hops exploding on the palate. Continue reading »