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Archive for December, 2009

2009, The Spud Review

A post by Daily Spud at The Daily Spud

I hate to be predictable, but it’s that day of the year when you’d be expecting to see some kind of top-10-review-highlights-resolution kind of post, and who am I to disappoint?
So c’mon, then, into the spudmobile, seat belts on and let’s zoom through 2009…

First stop, the Irish Blog Awards in Cork.  Continue reading »

Homemade Good Luck Soup

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

So, Christmas – Done. New Years Day – tomorrow! Another year older and hopefully wiser.
Have you noticed all the food traditions associated with the new year? Of course my Texan Missus has hers, which involves black eyed peas and leafy greens (representing good luck, good health & good fortune), which is now a tradition I’ve adopted.  Continue reading »

Braised Red Cabbage

A post by Toasted Special at Toasted Special

I couldn’t have Christmas dinner without red cabbage. This one tastes just right with a little port and a hint of cinnamon. It also freezes very well, so you can make a large batch and portion into freezer bags. Just defrost and microwave on Christmas day for a tasty side dish.
This would also go well with some roast duck or a good steak, with maybe some pomme dauphinoise on the side.
Finely sliced 1 large red cabbage (about 1kg) and add to a large saucepan. Add 2 finely sliced red onions.  Continue reading »

Carrot And Leek Soup

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

A simple carrot and leek soup from one of our videos on Vidvend. You can download or license any of these recipes.  Continue reading »

:: Highlights of 2009!

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

2009 has been a fairly spectacular year indeed, between the band, the book, and lots and lots of cooking I have never been so busy in my life, but it has been totally worth it! Here’s my run down of 2009 highlights!

- Started the year flying high as Peter Pan in the Tivoli theatre’s panto.
- Putting together plans for a mixed pop group.
- Forming Industry with Lee Hutton, Michele McGrath, and Morgan Deane!  Continue reading »

Recipe4Living product testers got a chance to put some super sweet products to the test!  Decas dried cranberries, infused with additional flavors and antioxidants had our product testers busy in the kitchen. By using Recipe4Living recipes or their own original recipes, our product testers tried out Decas’ two different flavored cranberries: BluCrans and GrapeCrans. Check out what they had to say about these superfruits in the reviews below.
Click here to see the full review on Recipe4Living!  Continue reading »

Potsicker Dumplings

A post by Ealaprincess at foodyblog

Potsticker dumplings are a traditional Chinese dish that is eaten around new years (good timing eh?). Traditionally they are stuffed with pork and vegetables, but being vegetarian I have of course changed around a few of the ingredients. These do take a long time to prepare but I promise are worth it in the end as they are delicious!! It will take about 3/4 of an hour to prepare and about 10-20 mins to cook.  Continue reading »

Potsicker Dumplings

A post by Ealaprincess at foodyblog

Potsticker dumplings are a traditional Chinese dish that is eaten around new years (good timing eh?). Traditionally they are stuffed with pork and vegetables, but being vegetarian I have of course changed around a few of the ingredients. These do take a long time to prepare but I promise are worth it in the end as they are delicious!! It will take about 3/4 of an hour to prepare and about 10-20 mins to cook.  Continue reading »

The Patron Saint of Leftovers

A post by 'NEEN at 9 BEAN ROW at 9 Bean Row

The Irish, and particularly Dubliners have a tendency to drop the ‘Saint’ from the front of phrases.  Continue reading »

In the deep Smith-winter

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

Travel. It’s just as well I love it. Not just the Being Somewhere Different, but the act of Getting Up And Going does it for me. Which is just as well, given the amount of time I’ve spent on the road recently. I’m in Germany when you’re reading this, but I’m writing it holed up in my parents’ house in rural Northern Ireland, with the snow falling and nothing much to do except drink beers and try desperately to make my phone take a half-decent picture of them.  Continue reading »

I know I’m in a minority these days but I am a big fan of Christmas cake. When I was younger Mum would have bought slabs of “iced fruit cake” through the year for me, not just at Christmas. Last year I made my first ever Christmas Cake using Mum’s Christmas Cake recipe. I watched Delia’s Christmas Special a few weeks ago and loved the look of her Creole Christmas Cake and decided I just had to try it.  Continue reading »

Oxford Lunch

A post by Toasted Special at Toasted Special

This cake recipe includes ground almonds which allows the cake to keep a little longer. It’s got lots of dried fruits and just a little spice. Great with afternoon tea.
Ingredients

225g self-raising flour
115g butter
115g caster sugar
pinch salt
½ tsp mixed spice
125g sultanas
100g glacé cherries
50g mixed peel
100g ground almonds
1 free-range egg
220ml whole milk
flaked almonds

Method

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl along with the salt and ground spices.  Continue reading »

What to do for New Year’s Eve?

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

Alright guys, here we go again. New Years Eve…what to do? Does the thought of fighting the crowds out n about in the pubs and restaurants make you want to pull your fingernails out? (A little dramatic maybe, but you get the drift.) I definitely agree with you so (all in the name of research) I gathered some good friends to test out my theory of how much fun a dinner party can be.  Continue reading »

Amazing as it seems, we’re completing our 10th year of Murphys Ice Cream. I thought, perhaps, I’d try to write up a Top Ten highlights of the decade of ice cream, even though there were so many amazing moments…
First Ten Years of Murphys “Top Ten”
1. Opening the doors in Dingle. A dream becomes a reality.
2. Moving the ice cream making from the back of the Dingle shop into our own little ice cream factory.  Continue reading »

:: Food Inc.

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

I recently watched “Food Inc.” a movie with a tagline which promises “You’ll never look at dinner the same way again” and let me just say it does not disappoint.  If you have seen other sensationalist style movies about food before, don’t be put off, “Food Inc.” is very different, not only does it reveal the shocking way in which food is produced and its links with causing life threatening illnesses, it also provides viewers with a look at the alternative lifestyle.  A visit to a free range organic farm shows the stark contrast between the production values of food.  One of the best points made in the movie is that we, the consumer can change the way food is produced by demanding honest healthy food when we shop.  The big companies will respond to consumers needs.  Continue reading »

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I’m late….. again…. with my Daring Bakers post for this month, but I only just got it finished. This month the challenge was a Christmassy one in that we had to make a Gingerbread House!
I have to admit I had a few problems with this one. There were two different recipes to work from for this, I thought I’d save reading any further and just do the first one, but ended in disaster for me because the dough ended up way too dry and I still had more flour to add!  Continue reading »

Who else is ready for the lighter foods season to start?  I love Christmas and all the festive food that comes with it but after all the leftovers are eaten I am more than ready to start eating healthy dishes again.  As January rolls in the focus will quickly change to healthy dishes to help all those with optimistic New Years resolutions and I can’t wait!  Continue reading »

:: Swedish Christmas Recap!

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

As I mentioned over on twitter the Swedes celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December and Santa Claus personally delivers all the presents in person which was a very strange experience altogether!  When I was living in Sweden a few years ago I worked briefly as a chef at a Christmas buffet which is more commonly known over here as a Julbord, so I have my fair share of knowledge when it comes to traditional Swedish Christmas food.  However having never actually experienced a Swedish Christmas I was totally unprepared for the non food traditions!  Continue reading »