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Archive for October, 2010

New Cook Books For Ken

One, two, three, four. Four new cook books for the kitchen at Chez McGuire. God knows how many recipes and ideas there are between them but I’ve got enough reading material to get me through to Christmas. That said, I almost walked out of M&S earlier this afternoon with Nigella Lawson’s new book, as if the four waiting for me weren’t enough.  Continue reading »

My, but we have grown fond of tinkering with our food.
Our 21st century edibles are awash with low fat, vitamin-enriched, cholesterol-free labels. As consumers demand more and more bang for their grocery buck, it gets ever harder for an unadorned fruit or vegetable to just be. It seems that they must be both new and improved to attract our attention.
Perhaps that’s why scientists at Japan’s Obihiro University have been subjecting potatoes to electric shock treatment.  Continue reading »

Gloulish cupcakes and learning patience.

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

Things are different now. I thought that I had enough time to do everything…to cook, to write, to be a lawyer, to publish academic works, to be a third of the fledgling enterprise that is L. Mulligan.Grocer., to mince around sourcing seasonal produce to keep in my stylishly hued larder, cycle with Mr 9BR, wearing knitwear worthy of a Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, in a hand holding scene reminiscent of a Pashley ad.
Unsurprisingly, that is not the case.  Continue reading »

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If you are looking for an alternative to plastic bottled water we’ve found a great stainless steel bottle range!
They are non toxic (made from food grade stainless steel – so they don’t need a liner like aluminium bottles), recycleable, durable and great fun colours.  Continue reading »

Happy Halloween!

A post by svenetos at Chew On That

Happy Halloween from the bloggers at Chew on That!

Have a great day!
If you make any treats, tell us all about them in the comments!
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If you’d like to sample some wine as part of the Christmas preparations, or if you’re still disappointed about missing last year’s Good Wine Show, or our grand opening in September – we have something for you.  Keep reading.

On Saturday 20th November, between 12 and 6pm, Curious Wines will be holding a Christmas wine fair upstairs at our Kinsale Road premises.  Continue reading »

I don’t know any Sunday papers that are dedicated entirely to food, so I’m starting a new Sunday series called the Foodie Roundup which will highlight a few foodie posts from food bloggers I’m reading both at home and overseas. Each Sunday I’ll try to take 10 articles for you that should go well over a cup of coffee and your Sunday breakfast. So, going back over my feed for the week, here’s some posts you may have missed.  Continue reading »

It’s coming into that time of the year again when everything goes a little giddy, and noisy, in the wine trade. Well, we’ve a series of hosted wine tastings between now and the Yule to help you see the wood for the Christmas tree when it comes to choosing your top seasonal tipples.

All events will be hosted in our splendid new wine warehouse off the Kinsale Road roundabout in Cork. The first three festive tastings are detailed below, with news on two regional Masterclasses to follow.  Continue reading »

Organico is delighted to be selling Onya Stainless Steel Bottles. Made from food grade 304 Stainless Steel and with a handy wide neck, these stylish bottles have been selling like hotcakes for people who don’t want to use plastic bottles for water.
Drinking water is really important, but plastic bottles are terrible for the environment, cost you a fortune, and in todays world are simply wrong. These bottles don’t need to be lined and will never retain or leach flavours.  Continue reading »

Who likes giveaways?  We certainly do!  Thanks to the Food Network, we have one copy of the Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Complete Cookbook with a SIGNED bookplate to give away!  Enter the giveaway, learn more about the cookbook, and read about Sandra Lee’s new season of “Semi-Homemade Cooking!” after the jump!
If you win this cookbook, you are really in for a treat!  This cookbook is her biggest one yet, featuring 1001 recipes, including 200 you’ve never seen before!  Continue reading »

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

A post by Nessa Robins at Nessa's Family Kitchen

This is actually my first attempt at making pumpkin soup. Each year on scooping out the flesh for making Jack O Lanterns I vow to either make pumpkin soup or pumpkin pie but generally my good intentions are in vain as I get preoccupied with  baking goodies for Halloween night. This soup is actually fairly easy to put together and once the flesh is ready for the pot there is little else to do.  Continue reading »

This is a really simple and quick soup to make.  The spices give a lovely warm curry hint to the soup so it is ideal for the months that lie ahead.  For this recipe I used 2 butternut squash as they were a bit on the small side and with around 1.5 litres of stock/water there was enough to serve 6.  If you have one large squash then you may want to add in only half of the water and then check the consistency when blended.  Continue reading »

Halloween is upon us guys which means we’re in the middle of autumn, which also means lots and lots of winter veggies are appearing in the market. Without a doubt one of my favourites is pumpkin and obviously now is the perfect time to buy pumpkins. I’d say most people buy them, carve them, maybe roast the seeds but pumpkin is also delicious to eat–and I mean in other ways besides pumpkin pie! Very similar to butternut squash in both texture and taste pumpkin is really diverse.  Continue reading »

Halloween is upon us guys which means we’re in the middle of autumn, which also means lots and lots of winter veggies are appearing in the market. Without a doubt one of my favourites is pumpkin and obviously now is the perfect time to buy pumpkins. I’d say most people buy them, carve them, maybe roast the seeds but pumpkin is also delicious to eat–and I mean in other ways besides pumpkin pie! Very similar to butternut squash in both texture and taste pumpkin is really diverse.  Continue reading »

:: Halloween Barmbrack

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

The race is on to get the decorations up, the pumpkins carved, the costume sorted and the treats and goodies all laid out! Yes, Halloween is literally two days away. I’ve just moved into a new house so despite the fact that we’ve been carting furniture in and out I have found time to pick up some pumpkins, although carving them is still on the ‘to do’ list.  Continue reading »

The Ghost Of Apples Past

A post by Daily Spud at The Daily Spud

They were worth the tummy ache.
At least, they must have been, because we could never resist picking and eating the apples from our tree long before they were ready (and, in truth, they never got that sweet anyway). We would use them to play bob the apple at Hallowe’en and, later, they would be arrayed on makeshift tables in the shed and would keep us in stewed apple, apple tarts and glorious baked apples for the winter.  Continue reading »

I would highly recommend going over to the Organics with Altitude blog and having a read of John Feehans’ 2 parter on the Omega Beef Direct Farm, which has just been posted over there.

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Dr. John Feehan is probably the most knowledgeable person on the history, heritage and current state of farming and rurality in Ireland. He also has a healthily big picture view of global issues without loosing his rural focus. A delicate pathway, but one he navigates seamlessly.  Continue reading »