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I can’t believe Christmas is around the corner, I say this every year and tell myself that next year I will be more organised but of course this will never happen, I will still be doing my shopping on Christmas Eve as usual.  Continue reading »

Wine exam tomorrow at 8am – time to get studying!  Continue reading »

Wine exam tomorrow at 8am – time to get studying!  Continue reading »

I really like risotto but you have to keep trying different recipes to make it more interesting. This is one I made up myself although it is by no means ground breaking. I love Gruyere cheese and I thought it would go well with the nutty squash and pine nuts. The basic risotto recipe is from Jamie’s Italy.  Continue reading »

Well, it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving and all the foodiness that goes with it is over for another year! Turns out I will be also hosting Christmas this year, so only a few weeks until another turkey. I will post about my turkey later, but allow me to say that I feel my turkey has always been great, but this year I brined her and WOW! What a difference. To think how many years I’ve wasted thinking it was unnecessary. Unbelievable and worth every bit of effort!  Continue reading »

:: KITCHEN GADGET!

A post by noreply@blogger.com (The Mood Food Blog) at The Good Mood Food Blog

Michael, my office buddy, has just got back from New York City and after I bought him a Banana guard (see picture) from my recent trip to Sweden, he decided he would respond in kind, and bought me a foodie related gadget! Check out the video below, which demonstrates what the little thing does! I’m a big fan of gadgets and garlic so was very impressed with this looks like it could work too, I’ll keep you posted on how easy it is to use!  Continue reading »

:: KITCHEN GADGET!

A post by The Mood Food Blog at The Good Mood Food Blog

Michael, my office buddy, has just got back from New York City and after I bought him a Banana guard (see picture) from my recent trip to Sweden, he decided he would respond in kind, and bought me a foodie related gadget! Check out the video below, which demonstrates what the little thing does! I’m a big fan of gadgets and garlic so was very impressed with this looks like it could work too, I’ll keep you posted on how easy it is to use!  Continue reading »

Great news last week when iFoods was rewarded with one of the biggest internet awards, a golden spider. We all had a great night out and it’s always great to be rewarded for all our hard work!
In other iFoods.tv news we are currently launching our new series of videos which we shot in a London penthouse. Included are Christmas videos and a selection of exciting new recipes which will hopefully keep you cooking over the festive period!  Continue reading »

Domaine De La Bongran

A post by Wills Wine Blog at Irish Wine Contemplations

It was a quiet weekend wine wise due to a raucous start to the festive season in Dublin on Friday evening (No wines of interest at the event itself but the Cork dry gin was certainly tasty and defiantly effective).

As a result I decided to treat myself this evening to a bottle of Jean Thevenets, Domaine De La Bongran Cuvee Tradition E.J. Thevenet 2001 (quite the mouthful that one!) For people unfamiliar with Jean Thevenets wines, do yourself a favour and seek them out!  Continue reading »

My Thanksgiving was wonderful. And I have so much to tell you. I actually cooked more this weekend than I have in a long time and I want to share all my newfound recipes with you. But I’ll start with Thanksgiving and work my way through the weekend. (But just as a teaser, get ready for the greatest vegetable soup ever and a baked chicken with rosemary that’s impossible to beat!)
But back to Thanksgiving.  Continue reading »

My Thanksgiving was wonderful. And I have so much to tell you. I actually cooked more this weekend than I have in a long time and I want to share all my newfound recipes with you. But I’ll start with Thanksgiving and work my way through the weekend. (But just as a teaser, get ready for the greatest vegetable soup ever and a baked chicken with rosemary that’s impossible to beat!)
But back to Thanksgiving.  Continue reading »

 I have started writing up the round-up for the ice cream party, but it will take me a few days, and I’m really under pressure now to finish the book (due this weekend). Since I’m being slack, I’ll add anything else that comes in before I post the round up. So, if you still want to take part, see here. I can’t thank everyone who tested the recipes enough. There have been so many helpful suggestions!
Technorati tags: test, food event, ice cream, cookbook, recipe.  Continue reading »

I had my family over for Sunday lunch yesterday which consisted of mum, dad & two very tall, very hungry brothers. It’s Winter, it’s cold, it’s dreary so what could be better than a good roast with all the trimmings???  Continue reading »

SIGUE SIGUE SPUDNIK.

A post by Laura Boland at EAT DRINK LIVE

Eep! It’s Daring Bakers time and yet again I’ve been twiddling my thumbs and convincing myself I have plenty of time. I don’t. Today is the day and Tanna’s Tender Potato Bread is still in it’s raw spud state. As potato and bread are two of my favourite things I can’t not do this challenge so I’m baking in real time and will post as I go along.  Continue reading »

Chicken Stock;
This is best using Boiling Fowl
Ingredients;
3 Boiling Fowls about 1 kg each
500g of Miripoix( Carrot, Leek,Celery sticks, Onion, garlic)
1 Small Bunch of Thyme
1 Small Bunch of Tarragon
1 Small Bunch of Parsley
5 l of water or Remouillage
50 g of Whole White Pepper corns
1 Bouquet garni
Method;
1.Wash the Chickens in running water place in a pot cover with water and bring to the boil refresh with cold water I do this to remove any impurities from the Chicken.
2.  Continue reading »

Special Gifts

A post by Kieran at Ice Cream Ireland

 Today, the Dingle Camphill Community had an open day and craft’s fair. Camphill Communities are for people with special needs including autism, Down’s Syndrome, etc.
It might be a little early for some to be thinking about Christmas gifts, but if you want something really special, you can buy all sorts of wonderful crafts made on the premises and of course the money goes to support the (non-profit) organisation.
Basket making, weaving, etc.  Continue reading »

                           
Anybody who has been to Italy would be familiar with the big “antipasto” buffet selection in most restaurants, I’m like a kid in a sweet shop trying to decide what to have and of course I always fill my plate with too much (spot the Irish person) that I can never fit my pasta and meat course!  Continue reading »

Steamed pudding, hmmmm!

A post by Sarah Bell at Stuff yer bake

I love winter, it’s my favourite time of year. I really enjoy snuggling up when it’s really cold outside and the wonderful colours in the garden, but it’s also an excuse to get cracking with some warming winter puddings. I spotted this steamed orange and stem ginger pudding whilst rummaging through and cataloging my vast collection of food magazines.  Continue reading »

Sausage and tomato bake

A post by Sarah Bell at Stuff yer bake

It was the other half’s turn to cook last weekend and he picked a very blokey dish of sausage and tomato bake. It isn’t a dish that I would’ve picked, probably because purely by looking at it I could hear the distant groan of my jeans as I try and force my sausagey bulk into them. The other thing is that it is a very simple dish and I sometimes struggle to do simple, thinking that complicated is more impressive.  Continue reading »