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This is a treat for one that I found by accident at the back of the Good Food Magazine. It’s really quick, very healthy and storecupboardish!!
Serves 1
Brown or White Rice
1/2 small onion chopped1 clove of garlic, smushed1 tsp red thai curry paste1 tomato, choppedFillet of white fish, I used a Donegal Catch, plain fillet of haddock, defrosted and cut into chunks1 ball frozen spinach, defrosted or handful of baby spinach, choppedSmall handful of coriander, chopped
First, put on your rice.  Continue reading »

Sadly URRU missed out at last night’s Good Food Ireland Awards – we were nominated in the Top Regional Member category for the south of the country, along with The Blue Geranium Café at Hosfords Garden Centre, Café Paradiso, The Farmgate, Hayfield Manor Hotel, QC’s Seafood Bar & Restaurant, The Poacher’s Inn, The Tannery and the eventual winner – The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore.  Continue reading »

The Red Mullet [by Pikes] 2005
This entry level wine from Pikes, is a rich and lush blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, and Grenache. Hailing from South Australia, this slightly unusual blend offers soft easy drinking and excellent value in its price bracket.
Aromatically this wine is soft, lush, with blackfruits, notes of strawberries and touch of mint.  Continue reading »

Fans of Robertfranciswine.ie should make sure to check out my weekly wine column in The Connacht and City Tribune. Over 28,000 others do !
The column includes a pick of the week with extra information on the grape varietal and region. Todate I have covered a wide variety of grape varietals and styles. So if you are looking to learn more about different wines and wine styles pick up a copy of the tribune on Thursdays.  Continue reading »

On a wing and a prayer……ok,ok

A post by noreply@blogger.com (Abulafia) at Eat me Drink me

terrible joke. Terrible. Recipe number two from the triumphant return of the gorgeous C. Though somewhat selfishly made (C is somewhat of a…..regretful non meat eater.) I’m fairly sure Lor over at Italian foodies has cooked this one up before me. Or maybe it was Bibliocook. Still. Who am I to look gift content in the mouth.
Ok then.
Greek/Cypriot filo parcels, again from.  Continue reading »

Ireland AM

A post by Kieran at Ice Cream Ireland

For those early risers among you, my brother and partner in ice cream Sean will be on Ireland AM on TV3 tomorrow morning (Wednesday) at around 7:30am to talk about the food festival and ice cream. He’ll be joined by a couple of other food producers….  Continue reading »

:: Home Dried Herbs: A Few Quick Tips!

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

Winter is coming so quickly this year, but I want to make sure I hang on to the best of the summer in my cooking during the coming cold months.  How you ask?  The answer- home dried herbs!
If you’ve been growing herbs in your garden all summer like me, this is probably one of your last chances this year to make the most of them.  Plus home drying herbs is so simple and fun and they also make a great Christmas pressie for fellow food lovers!  Continue reading »

Another set of fun foodie links for today as well as a little self-promotion.  Hey, this is a business blog afterall!
I mentioned that I had made the long list for the Irish Web Awards, and I am extremely flattered to have made the short list in both categories.  Looking forward to a great (and affordable, unlike some awards!!!) night in Dublin on the 11th.  Stiff competition, so I’m not holding out much hope, but I look forward to it.  Continue reading »

The weather has changed with a vengeance, not that we had much of a summer but the last couple of weeks have been glorious, it’s so hard to go back to this again. If you live in Ireland chances are you will be indoors for the next week so it’s a perfect opportunity to make this pasta as you need to let these tomatoes roast slowly for a couple of hours.  Continue reading »

The weather has changed with a vengeance, not that we had much of a summer but the last couple of weeks have been glorious, it’s so hard to go back to this again. If you live in Ireland chances are you will be indoors for the next week so it’s a perfect opportunity to make this pasta as you need to let these tomatoes roast slowly for a couple of hours.  Continue reading »

Any Ideas?

A post by Kieran at Ice Cream Ireland

 We’ve been working on our meringues again (recipe here), and here’s a dessert that we’d like to introduce into the shops.
It’s a meringue nest base, filled with cream. On top of that is a scoop of ice cream, some sauce, some more cream, and a little meringue hat.
We’ve tried it with:

Strawberry ice cream and strawberry sauce
Honeycomb ice cream and caramel sauce
Chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce

… and they are all delicious.  Continue reading »

Cape Mentelle Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Located in Margaret River, WA Cloudy Bays Australia sister producing some of the best wines of the region. Think of this as New World version of an old world classic – white Bordeaux.
This wine bring fantastic freshness, limes, lemon, and grassy aromas. This freshness, zesty acidity almost jumps out of the glass – with the Semillon helping to broaden out the palate on this wine.  Continue reading »

Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) begins tonight. On this holiday, symbolic foods are eaten in hopes for a sweet, healthy and prosperous year ahead. Apples dipped in honey illustrate the sweet year we hope for while other less-known symbols like pomegranate signify the abundance of merit one hopes for in the coming year.  Continue reading »

Great rooted blossomers…..

A post by noreply@blogger.com (Abulafia) at Eat me Drink me

Seems like time spirals away from one. So ensconced in work that I have not had time to cook….
Still. Here’s to resolutions, eh?
Below, please note, an eclectic spread prepared for the triumphant return of the Gorgeous C. Mainly lifted from Tessa Kiros’s Falling Cloudberries……..
Please excuse the photo quality.
To wit, spanakopita, bottom right hand corner. Baked leaks in Bechamel,.  Continue reading »

Before I had a child I imagined (naively) that any I did have in the future would eat everything, none of this fussy nonsense in my kids thank you very much. Especially they would eat veg, because I’d just give it to them when they were too small to care and never stop so they…  Continue reading »

Here, from the TV channel with the most impertinent nose, is an interview with Emilio Saez van Eerd of www.casavides.com, recorded at the recent European Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Rioja, Spain:
VINUS – La televisión con mejor bouquet – EWBC 16
We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming Emilio to Cork and we did enjoy the wines, too.  I’m putting this clip up immediately, without having watched it, but I’m sure it must show what a splendid chap he is.  Continue reading »


A post by Sio at Cake Creations

Parkin is… well I’m not actually sure, which is exactly why I decided to make it. I came across the recipe, and there was no picture; I was intrigued. Some (admittedly lax) research found that this is a traditional northern England, especially Yorkshire, recipe, with the principal ingredients being treacle, oats and ginger.  Continue reading »

Kneading Dough

So many of us are scared of working with yeast breads. We have visions of wasting hours in the kitchen or dough that won’t rise.  Maybe we’re scared away by people who talk of starters and cultures and dough hooks.  There’s really nothing to be scared of.  I’m one of those starter people and have various starters in my fridge at any given point in time, but I am also a big fan of the simple dry yeast bread.  Continue reading »

If you go down to the woods today…

A post by noreply@blogger.com (Paul) at Irish Wine Contemplations

…well yesterday if I am to be totally honest. I wish I knew more about mushrooms, I’m sure there’s a few edible guys in here but I’d be fairly certain there’s a few poisonous ones as well! Any positive IDs in this regard much appreciated in the comments section.
Paul.  Continue reading »

The great sub attack

A post by noreply@blogger.com (John Ferris) at Food and Drink

This YouTube clip is hilarious. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Giles Coren’s infamous rant on his sub-editors, click here. For everyone else, this YouTube video makes use of a clip from the 2004 German movie on Hitler, Downfall. One of the funniest video parodies I’ve seen in a long time…
Log on to our news sites: belfastmedia.com.  Continue reading »