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Archive for June, 2008

Today is Daring Baker day and if you read a food blogs you’re bound to have seen some of the results from other daring bakers today, however I’ve had a busy month and haven’t been able to do the challenge yet but will be doing it in the next couple of weeks so check back soon for the results of my Danish Braid, but in the meantime check out the results of the other Daring Bakers.  Continue reading »

 My brother wanted me to take a couple bird’s-eye photos of cake slices to help standardise the decoration and presentation in our shops. When he brought up this slice of strawberry cake with strawberry ice cream, I couldn’t help zooming right in for a close-up since it looked so yummy. Needless to say, this slice didn’t make it back downstairs intact…
Technorati tags: strawberry, cake, photo, ice cream.  Continue reading »

Thursday night we spent at a sumptuous banquet of Indian food from Green Saffron in a marquee on the lawn of the elegant Ballyvolane House. We were treated to an assortment of curries made with Green Saffron spice blends, served on fragile-looking yet surprisingly long-lasting leaf plates, and accompanied by Bubble Brothers‘ wines and bottles of Tiger Beer.  Continue reading »

The first day of summer was last weekend and as is typical for Ireland the rain followed suit.  It seems like it has done nothing but rain all week.  In a month we should be outside enjoying barbecues I find myself craving comfort foods like casseroles and soups.  For some reason I decided I wanted to make a tuna casserole.  I suspect this was more because I hadn’t left anything out of the freezer and it was a bit late for something to defrost than my love for canned fish.  That’s right, I’m not a tuna fan, not even the good Italian stuff in olive oil.  Continue reading »

Finaly made it to Augustine’s in Washington Street and I was a silly goose not going earlier. We didn’t book a table so we just went and were told by Carol, front of house, that she will have a table ready in about 45 minutes and if she could call us when the table is available. We agreed to that and went for a glass of wine to the newly opened wine bar Terroirs. I had a glass of Mas Nicolas 2003 Van der Merwe. A mix of Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet.  Continue reading »

GRILLED MOROCCAN LAMB

A post by Gavan Murphy aka The Healthy Irishman at THE HEALTHY IRISHMAN™

Ah yes, the new barbie. I’ve been on that thing like crazy, which of course the missus is happy about. Not only is she getting fed but more importantly I’m not making (as much of) a mess in the kitchen. I gave this recipe a whirl last night and it was the business so here it is.

Marinade Recipe:
1 1/2 lb leg of lamb – boneless
8 ozs fat-free plain yogurt
2 tsp. cumin
1 lg. garlic clove – minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger – grated
1 lemon – zested
2 tsp.  Continue reading »

Smelled of: absolutely nothing
Tasted of: very little, but quite fizzy
Conclusion: corked or oxidised? Not sure (can anyone tell me?).  Continue reading »

American Vinos – Analysts have noticed that the Americans wines of choice typically have a higher alcohol content, at least lately…
Grill your dessert – More and more restaurants are serving grilled fruits or even cakes for the last course! Yum!
Blenders behind the bar – Blended beverages are making a seasonal comeback, according to the New York Times!  Continue reading »

NEW GRILL!

A post by Gavan Murphy aka The Healthy Irishman at THE HEALTHY IRISHMAN™

We finally got a new bbq grill!  Continue reading »

Presto Pasta Night #69!

A post by Hillary at Chew On That

Every week on Friday, I visit a little place called Presto Pasta Nights that was founded by Ruth of Once Upon A Feast. There, I drool over a collection of pasta dishes that range from homemade raviolis to dessert pastas to savory delicious dinners of tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. If it weren’t for these weekly drool-worthy roundups, I don’t know that I would realize just how versatile pasta can be.  Continue reading »

A Very Tiny Rant

A post by The Beer Revolution at The Beer Revolution

I know some beers are hard to pronounce and I do realise that people will often get the names of foreign beer wrong. But…… IT’S NOT “DUVELLE” it’s simply Duvel. “Doo vil” would be something like it – it’s Dutch (Flemish) not French and even if it was French, Duvel would not be pronounced “Duvelle”.It’s particularly annoying when bar staff correct my reasonably correct pronunciation!Now you know.  Continue reading »

Keeping Up To Date

A post by The Beer Revolution at The Beer Revolution

Today I want to report any updates on previous posts -what’s been going on in my beer world, so to speak.
Very recently, I did a post on The Bierhaus which can be read here.
Unfortunately, I forgot to mention their Summer Beer Festival which took place last weekend (20,21,22 June). By all accounts my plugging was unnecessary as they had a full house all weekend, despite – or maybe because of – serving no mainstream draught beer.  Continue reading »

I’m excited to report about a very successful dinner I made in honor of Presto Pasta Nights! It’s quite simple actually, but I think you might enjoy it as much as I did. All it is is pasta with a makeshift sauce made out of vegetables. You can’t get more quick and easy than that!
But knowing me, there will always be some mishap along the way, so come follow along…

The problems started at the beginning.  Continue reading »

New tools for blogger

A post by noreply@blogger.com (www.ifoods.tv) at iFoods

This post is only really relevant for people like me who use the Blogger platform to post their daily musings. Just thought I would share the following link that will allow you all to test out their new tools while they are still in BETA.They have basically made it so easy to format posts etc that you need practically no knowledge of HTML anymore and you can easily drag and drop photos around the screen etc.  Continue reading »

Organic with Altitude May Save Uplandsfrom Farming Examiner Thursday June 19th 2008
“The situation for hill farmers at present is dire”. So says Joe Condon, a certified organic hill farmer from Tipperary. But Joe’s story is a positive one, one with innovation, opportunity and sustainability at its core. However, before telling you about Joe’s plans for improving the lot for hill farmers in Ireland, the situation these farmers find themselves in needs to be outlined.  Continue reading »

I made malteser buns a while ago and although I loved them I really wanted more biscuity base to it. So I’ve fiddled and here’s the results and recipe – I’m really loving this version better.  Continue reading »


Tootnz over at Okara Mountain has triple dog dared us to try something new this month the theme was fruit so I went off and had a good look round the fruit in my grocery store and spotted something I pass by all the time and never consider buying or trying.... until now cos I have been triple dog dared after all!

The Sharon Fruit!

Tootnz over at Okara Mountain has triple dog dared us to try something new this month the theme was fruit so I went off and had a good look round the fruit in my grocery store and spotted something I pass by all the time and never consider buying or trying…. until now cos I have been triple dog dared after all!
The Sharon Fruit!  
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Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah is a grain from South America that is becoming quite popular in the West.  It’s an incredibly healthy grain as it’s full of amino acids, magnesium and iron.  To be honest I have neglected it until now considering it a trendy health food.  I only decided to cook some the other day when my pantry search for couscous came up empty.  I had no idea what to do with it.  Continue reading »

Organic Yum-Yum doesn’t have the last word on strawberries, two other great blogs have featured them recently.

To find out the best way to grow your own at home have a look at Sally Garden.

And for a great taste test of the organic strawberries found in Ireland Oliver Moore gives you the low down.  Continue reading »

Organic Yum-Yum doesn’t have the last word on strawberries, two other great blogs have featured them recently.

To find out the best way to grow your own at home have a look at Sally Garden.

And for a great taste test of the organic strawberries found in Ireland Oliver Moore gives you the low down.  Continue reading »