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Last week, Sophia, my fellow Chew on That blogger, wrote about Maker’s Mark Bourbon.  Little did she know that last summer, I actually visited the Distillery in Kentucky!  Follow me to take a little tour of this fun tourist spot.  Continue reading »

On Friday, the peeps who got together for the TwizzaParty are assembling once again for a TwookieParty, thanks to the lovely Sarah & Kristin - loads of cookies and biscuits will be baked and I doubt there’ll be a pound of butter left in the country afterwards (I must get ground rice tomorrow for one of my recipes).  I’m going to be altruistic and donate a lot of my creations as a dinner party gift on Saturday – nothing says “Thanks for having us” like a box of home-baked cookies…
And with that in mind, I nipped into Avoca Kilmacanogue this afternoon in search of nice packaging or cute things for the TwookieParty.  Avoca is without a doubt, beautifully presented and packaged and full of yummy things but they really are wiping the eye of the denizens of SoCoDu with their prices… €12 for two fishcakes, €4 for a tub of green bean salad and €10 for a tub of risotto.  My poor jaw is bruised from bouncing off the ground at the markup… I can make a VAT of risotto for about €2.50!  Continue reading »

Recipe: Easy-Peasy Bruschetta

A post by Sweet @ Adventures in Veg at Adventures in Veg....

 
Hey there vegheads!
How’s your week going? I said last Friday that I was going to have a quiet weekend – well that was a complete fail! It was a great fail though as it meant lots of nights out with my friends and sleeping on my friend Kim’s couch for two nights after some partying. I love getting home to Cork and catching up with friends, although sometimes it can be hard to see everyone!  Continue reading »

A dinner fit for kings! I went down to our local beach today and picked some mussels. As you do. Not much time tonight, so straight to it. I used what I had on hand, feel free to substitute fresh ingredients You will need: About 20-30 mussels or so 1/4 bottle of white wine (How…  Continue reading »

A dinner fit for kings! I went down to our local beach today and picked some mussels. As you do. Not much time tonight, so straight to it. I used what I had on hand, feel free to substitute fresh ingredients You will need: About 20-30 mussels or so 1/4 bottle of white wine (How…  Continue reading »

 LOOK! Look at this – it’s a blog post, ON SCHEDULE. I know, I know, I’m shocked too.
When you’ve all picked yourselves up off the floor, allow me to introduce you to my Super Duper Salad. It’s not just a summer salad (I admit it, I like alliteration), but is delicious at any time of the year. I invented it in a flash of hunger-driven inspiration one evening – I’m not struck by culinary inspiration very often, but when it happens, it’s good.  
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Tea’s Up

A post by Daily Spud at The Daily Spud

It was the simplest of ideas. To meet of a summer’s evening, drink tea and eat cake.
Gisela, from Life is a Festival, who organised yesterday’s Dublin Tea Up, asked only that you bring yourself, your favourite mug and a baked contribution if you were so inclined (and yes, as you’ll see later, I was).
The result was an Irish teatime gone into overdrive – currant scones and butter, rhubarb tart, swiss roll, iced buns, treacly flapjacks and more.  Continue reading »

Tea’s Up

A post by Daily Spud at The Daily Spud

It was the simplest of ideas. To meet of a summer’s evening, drink tea and eat cake.
Gisela, from Life is a Festival, who organised yesterday’s Dublin Tea Up, asked only that you bring yourself, your favourite mug and a baked contribution if you were so inclined (and yes, as you’ll see later, I was).
The result was an Irish teatime gone into overdrive – currant scones and butter, rhubarb tart, swiss roll, iced buns, treacly flapjacks and more.  Continue reading »

Kinda Baked Haddock

A post by aoifemc at I Can Has Cook?

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Foodies looking to take a night off from cooking to explore their local restaurant scene should look into WeReward, a new mobile application that offers cash rewards for eating at local restaurants while checking in with their social media networks.

This snazzy new mobile app has launched in more than 15 million businesses in America, and incorporates Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google, CitySearch and Foursquare.  Continue reading »

Vegetable Frittatas

A post by Supper Satisfaction at Supper Satisfaction

Frittatas are a traditional baked egg dish that originated in Spain. Great as a filling lunch or even as a starter, they are beefier than an omelette and can be served hot or cold.

You can add additional blanched veg or even throw in some cooked chicken or prawns to make them go a bit further. 
This recipe will make a medium frittatas that will serve two people when served with a small side salad or serve one if served on it’s own.  Continue reading »

There’s another brand new set of wonderful special offers at Superquinn, including:

A selection of half-price ice creams, including Haagen-Dazs ice cream (500ml) for €2.49 and a six-pack of Wibbly Wobbly Wonders for €2.19
A selection of 3 meats for €10 (save up to €4.97)
Strawberries (300g), raspberries (125g), blackberries (150g), cherries (250g) – any 2 for €5 (save up to €2.98)

As usual, Superquinn have the best offers. They’re valid until Tuesday July 13.  Continue reading »

These beauties are just what is needed for a summers day (or any day) treat… Don’t make it too often though or none of your clothes will fit.  Continue reading »

Brown please

Asian food absolutely rocks but I always feel that shop bought noodles let a good stir-fry down. However, I have recently discovered wholegrain noodles which are a complete revelation.
As a general rule I try and eat as much wholefoods as possible; I’ve eaten brown rice for years and changed over to wholegrain pasta a few years ago but I didn’t realise that you could get wholegrain noodles and I can’t recommend them enough.  Continue reading »

KILKENNY CAFE (SHANAGARRY)
Left Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens on Tuesday, feeling hungry. A bit ironic, isn’t it? But the famous school doesn’t have its own cafe. Not to worry and we headed for the Kilkenny Cafe in the village, in the former Stephen Pearce emporium.Walked through the shop. The cafe, indoor and outdoor, is at the far end. We were warmly greeted and took a seat outdoors.  Continue reading »

Three controversies ago

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

It’s hard to believe that the whole furore over Tokyo* was less than a year ago. Since then two more, even stronger, beers have come out of Fraserburgh knocking the so-strong-it’ll-cure-binge-drinking barrel-aged imperial stout into a proverbial cocked hat. If I’d known how quickly its notoriety was going to wane, maybe I wouldn’t have spent so much on it in Utobeer last December.  Continue reading »

Walking around Martin O Leary’s farm on the Beara Peninsula is a bit of an epic adventure.

High altitude terrain, patches of heather, broadleaf forest, a 20 acre lake and panoramic views from the heights, next to the house when his father Patrick and the young Martin lived.

(image (c) Oliver Moore: the view towards the Reeks from Martin O Leary’s farm)

Thousands of years of history and heritage are visible here too.  Continue reading »

My Love of Wheat Thins

A post by svenetos at Chew On That

Up until a year ago, I was a Triscuit girl. I ate them at least a couple times a week and would spread cream cheese or a variety of other dips on the delicious snack crackers. But then my mom brought a new cracker home. They were called Wheat Thins, and they’ve changed my life. I’ll admit, I still have Triscuits now and again, but Wheat Thins are my favorite crackers. The picture above is all the Triscuits and Wheat Thins I have left. I was pretty hungry today!  Continue reading »

The boyfriend had insomnia a few weeks ago and was watching TV and came across the infomercials on during the middle of the night and got some new gadgets for in his kitchen with me in mind, I do love a good gadget and add cooking possibilities and I’m like a 2year old at Christmas..  Continue reading »