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Archive for June, 2009

This week at Tesco, there’s a decent selection of half-price offers, including:
Garnier Ambre Solaire Suncare Range (prices vary)
Pringles (155g range) – reduced from €1.95 to 97c
Fairy All in One Lemon Dishwasher Tablets (42s) – reduced from €11.19 to €5.60
Offers valid until Sunday July 5. Click here for more details.  Continue reading »

Irish Times – John Wilson
Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore 2007, 13%, €17.99.

This is Antoninis estate in Chianti. A modern wine that still shows plenty classic Chianti traits; nicely perfumed, with succulent dark cherry fruits, a touch of oak, and a dry but fresh finish. A good all-rounder with most meat dishes. I would try it out with some grilled herby pork chops.  Continue reading »

For those of you living or shopping in Northern Ireland…
Sainsbury’s current special offers are valid until July 7, and include:
Sainsbury’s Italian Margerita Pizza (337g) – better than half price – reduced from £3.49 to €1.57
Nivea Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF15/ Sun spray SPF 15/ Sun Spray SPF 30 – Buy one get one free
Sainsbury’s Raspberries (225g)…  Continue reading »

On the 8th of June we asked our readers to support a very important fund raising event. A good friend of Curious Wines, Lesley Atkins, completed a gruelling, stupidly long bike ride in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – the 300km Vatternrundan!
The Vatternrundan is a cycling event on the road around a lake in Sweden. It’s so big you can see it on the weather map on the TV and apparently even from space.  Continue reading »

Hi folks. Well, it’s been about 6 months since we last posted, and we keep saying we must get down to it and start posting again. So I’m putting up this nice handy one to ease us back into it.
This is a classic White Sauce. It can be served with Roast Chicken, used in Lasagne, or used as a base for Parsley Sauce.

What you need:

300ml Milk
1T Butter, softened
1T Plain Flour
Salt, White Pepper, Nutmeg to season

What to do:

Stir the butter and flour together over a low heat.  Continue reading »

Dunnes Stores continue to advertise their price drops this week, with a trolley of goods falling from €153.55 to €113.17. Meanwhile, special offers include:
Dunnes Basted Large Roast Pork Loin – half price – €6.29 per kg
HB Tangle Twister Multipack/ HB Tangle Chocolate Mini 8 pack (400-560ml) – half price – €2.49
Sqeez 100% Pure Orange juice…  Continue reading »

Flemish paradox

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

It’s one of those legends of the beer world that, up until recently, had never crossed my path. I had absolutely no idea what to expect from Liefmans Goudenband: lots and lots of people have told me it was brilliant, but no-one ever said why.
Here, for the record, is why it’s brilliant:
The sour notes start early, hitting the nose as soon as the cork is disgorged, with only a slight pop. There’s not a whole lot by way of fizz or head, and the body is a brackish red-brown.  Continue reading »

Special offers at SuperValu this week include:
Shaw’s Carved/ Crumbed Ham (130g) – reduced from €3.39 to €2
Danone Activia Fibre/ Fruit Range (4 pack) – reduced from €2.60 to €2
SuperValu Quality Irish Pork Loin Chops (butcher counter only) – half price – reduced from €10.69 per kg to €5.25 per kg
Offers valid until Saturday July 4….  Continue reading »

Mobile Food (a new meaning for food on the go)

A post by Gavan Murphy aka the H.I. at

The infamous Kogi BBQ

“Food on the Go” has its meanings. It used to mean, well still does, a fast food drive through. Grab a greasy quickie (still talking food here peeps) and eat it while you drive from point A to point B. A hot dog stand comes to mind for New Yorkers. Eat and walk. My version usually means a bag of almonds and a protein drink, but then we all know I’m not your typical guy.  Continue reading »

Spud Sunday: Sligo Spuds

A post by Daily Spud at The Daily Spud

Prátaí ar maidin, prátaí um nóin
Agus dá n-éireoinn san oíche, prátaí a gheobhainn
Potatoes in the morning, potatoes at noon
And if we get up in the night, it’s potatoes we’ll get
Old Irish saying – so says my Da and he should know

If the notion of having potatoes morning, noon and night appeals, then Lissadell House in Co. Sligo is the place to be.  Continue reading »

Daring Bakewell tart

A post by Sarah at Blog

One of my favourite things to eat are almonds so a bakewell tart is right up my street. I have made bakewell tart a few times before and one of my flickr pictures was used for a link on the Daring Baker challenge forum (many thanks ),  so this didn’t present as big a challenge to me as some of the other ones. Having said that, things can go wrong and generally do with my run at it at 100 miles an hour approach, but this was the exception to the rule.  Continue reading »

Daring Bakewell tart

A post by Sarah Bell at Stuff yer bake

One of my favourite things to eat are almonds so a bakewell tart is right up my street. I have made bakewell tart a few times before and one of my flickr pictures was used for a link on the Daring Baker challenge forum (many thanks ),  so this didn’t present as big a challenge to me as some of the other ones. Having said that, things can go wrong and generally do with my run at it at 100 miles an hour approach, but this was the exception to the rule.  Continue reading »

See here for part one: hereNot everyone is completely enamored with ‘the Vault’. Dermot McKinney, project manager of the Irish Seed Savers: “ its a very nice idea, but the only way to save the planet from disaster is to have seeds in people’s hands, not in a vault north of Norway.”
Others working in third world development have also expressed similar concerns about about the emphasis on ex situ rather than in situ seed storage.  Continue reading »

The Elder Lemon catches the worm

A post by Valerie O'Connor at Vals Kitchen

Today I did my first market as a small producer at the Summer Market at the fab No.1 Pery Square Hotel. 

I spent most of the week getting some really nice bottles 9return trip to Dublin on Monday).  

Tuesday morning was spent researching the the market at UL, the afternoon was out in fields with the kids collecting elderflowers. 

On Wednesday I bought lots of citrus fruits and sugar. Then I made the elderflower cordial and fretted over the colour.  Continue reading »

Heat a large knob of butter in a saucepan, add a little oil to prevent it burning. Finely slice 2 red onions and fry hard for a couple of minutes. Add 1 tbsp of dark muscovado sugar along with 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. Stir to coat the onions and reduce the heat as low as you can. Put the lid on the pot and cook very gently for 30 minutes. The onions should be dark, sticky and melting. Season with a little salt and some freshly ground black pepper.  Continue reading »

Lipids

A post by Thom at Black Cat Brewery

Lipid is the chemical name for the many types of fat in animal and plant matter. They are the things of love handles, saddle bags and muffin tops. We’re drawn to them and can’t help the attraction because they are packed full of energy, and our modern lifestyles are still dictated by the needs we had on the plains of Africa 20 thousands years ago when fat was in short supply and the humans that survived tended to be those that deposited fat for later use.  Continue reading »

Just a quickie post today, because I’ve to finish packing for my camping holiday in Donegal and get ready for tonight’s scouting activities. DG’s gone into town to collect essential items, such as camping gas and inhalers and I’ve luxuriated at home, drinking tea and posting on my blogs. Somehow, I think I should have got myself a lot more organised than this, but what the heck?  Continue reading »

The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England.
Yum yum yum yum yummmmmmmmmm this was a delicious challenge! I love bakewell tart but never made one so I was rather excited.  Continue reading »


I have never been to Fleming's before but since Caz and Jan will have their wedding reception there, I felt the need to paying them a visit. Second reason was that it was Steve's birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere where we haven't been before. Caz, Jan, Ben and Malene joined in and we went off to enjoy a lovely evening.

Michael Fleming is patron and headchef of the place and he is a lovely fella as he came out to greet Caz (hmmm, she might be going more often than she let on) and to tell us to forget the menu but that he will look after us....and gosh, he did.

He was talking about a symphony of fish which was basically a pond on a plate with salmon, seabass, hake and turb

I have never been to Fleming’s before but since Caz and Jan will have their wedding reception there, I felt the need to paying them a visit. Second reason was that it was Steve’s birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere where we haven’t been before. Caz, Jan, Ben and Malene joined in and we went off to enjoy a lovely evening.  Continue reading »

What do a Midwesterner, a Californian, a French guy and a Puerto Rican have in common? They all competed in Episode 3 of Top Chef Masters! In the colorful quickfire, Frenchman Ludo Lefebvre disappointed tasters while Puerto Rican Wilo Benet wowed them. But the game changed when these master chefs had to serve up some awful offal ingredients. Beef heart? Tongue? Pig Ear? No thanks!  Continue reading »