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Archive for March, 2011

The Royal Wedding Cake

A post by Kathryn at Chew On That

(Photo courtesy of http://thefrisky.com)
If you’re going ga-ga over the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (I know my entire family is!), then you’ll be pleased to know that more wedding details have been revealed.  Fiona Cairns, cake designer, has let some info slip about the royal wedding cake! Keep reading to find out what it’s going to be like!  Continue reading »

CHEEKY CORKSCREW CREW!
Have you ever been trained to a computer application by a tech wizard about ten years younger than you, his impatient digits hopping form one key to another, guiding you from one screen to another, at a blinding speed?
You say to yourself: What did he do there? And, the first time, you ask him? Then you see he doesn’t slow down one little iota and you realise it is a waste.  Continue reading »

Preparation Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes

Having been set the challenge by the Irish Food Blogger’s Association and Bord Bia to come up with an Irish dish using Irish beef in order to have a chance at this amazing prize to represent Ireland, it was straight on with the thinking cap.

I decided that I wanted to put together a dish that only showed Irish beef at its finest but other Irish produce too.  Continue reading »

Baseball Eats!

A post by Sophia at Chew On That

Major League Baseball kicks off tonight! Is anyone else getting pumped? I am! Every year, I tell myself that this could be the year that the Chicago Cubs break their curse and win a World Series. I’m actually going to be at the Cubs game on Saturday. Woo! It’s an afternoon game, so I’ll be chowing done on a Chicago-style hot dog, french fries and a couple beers.
The only bad thing is that it’s going to be pretty cold.  Continue reading »

Promesa Crianza 2007, Rioja, 13.5%, €11.99,  stockists,A 100 per cent Tempranillo by Familia Martinez Bujanda, 12 months in oak (70% American, 30% French)Had good Irish food on the table the other night: starter included some excellent black pudding by Jack McCarthy (via Manning’s Emporium), Pat Whelan’s fantastic Wagyu steaks (won in a Twitter competition), and some Hegarty’s Mature Cheddar (.  Continue reading »

So the supermarkets are back in the news again for fiddling prices and muddling consumers.
This week, Tesco admitted that it increased the prices of about 250 products in the first part of this year before reducing them again ahead of a price promotion campaign it launched on Monday (Conor Pope, Irish Times). They wouldn’t comment on a report of about 8,000 price increases in the first two months of the year.

This is hardly breaking news.  Continue reading »

Artusi

A post by Gianluca at Roma Foods

Did you know that Italy was born in 1861? In that year most of Italian territory was put together under one only kingdom. And this year we celebrate 150th anniversary of our nation!
By the way, this year we celebrate also the 100th anniversary of the death of Mr Pellegrino Artusi, one of the first admirers of the Italian cuisine. For the first time, he wrote a cookbook about many of the most famous and representative recipes of all Italian regions.  Continue reading »

The TaytoRiCo Challenge

A post by Daily Spud at The Daily Spud

Potato galette: the ‘tayto’ part of the deal

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s TaytoRiCo.
Say what?
Potatoes, rice, coconut and a late night conversation on twitter, ideas zipping between Jenni of Pastry Methods and Techniques in North Carolina, Tracey of Tangled Noodle in Manila and my good self in Dublin.  Continue reading »

These underdogs defeated winter staples, orange and sweet potato. But only one winter item can make it to the Final Four. Will you vote for banana or clementine?
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Need more information before you cast your vote? Check out our best banana and clementine recipes below!

Banana
Banana Pudding – This is the best banana pudding recipe I’ve ever tasted. It’s light and my grandkids fight over it.
Banana Icing – This is great icing that’s easy to make, too.  Continue reading »

My friend Ruth is organising Wafty B’s Tea Party: a lovely, once-off, pop-up, afternoon tea event in Dublin on Saturday April 16th.

I have every faith that this will be completely delightful – I can’t say enough good things about Ruth’s cooking.  Continue reading »

Marks & Spencers

As with Valentine’s Day, M&S offer a more luxe version of their usual Dine in for Two deal for Mother’s Day. This time it’s a Dine in for Four roast dinner for €20.
The menu includes a half leg of lamb or a salmon joint, and you can pick up a bottle of fizz (prosecco) from the wines on offer.  Continue reading »

Last week it was lambs.. now it’s chicken. On Tuesday the Irish Times published the investigative piece I wrote on Irish chicken which has certainly excited some debate about what we’re eating – debate being the polite word. I suppose strong reaction to any piece of journalism is what you want, and it’s good to see that people are engaged with the issue and in some cases, simply frightened about what they’re eating.  Continue reading »

Last week it was lambs.. now it’s chicken. On Tuesday the Irish Times published the investigative piece I wrote on Irish chicken which has certainly excited some debate about what we’re eating – debate being the polite word. I suppose strong reaction to any piece of journalism is what you want, and it’s good to see that people are engaged with the issue and in some cases, simply frightened about what they’re eating.  Continue reading »

POTD: in the green

A post by Sharon at Gunternation

We had our time change on Sunday, so there is now nice stretch in the evening and Stephen’s Green is still open after work.  Continue reading »

Last week I got the opportunity to interview Donal Skehan. He was filming ome of his new series Kitchen Hero in the Beautiful Grouse Lodge and as this is only a few minutes from Moate I met him for a chat. I will post this interview later in the week but first I want to share with you a totally delicious and moist Chocolate Cake. As it was Millie’s 1st Birthday this week I baked one of Donal’s recipes as the cake.  Continue reading »

Are you a nut for nuts? I am! I love to snack on lots of different kinds of nuts, from almonds to peanuts and pecans to pistachios. But, I rarely use nuts when I’m cooking. My mind just never seems to equate a nut with a dinner meal. Now, that I’ve done some Recipe4Living research, I know that there are tons of way to cook with all different sorts of nuts. But rather than go through all of them–that would make us all a bit nutty-I’m sticking with almonds!  Continue reading »

Anyone who would like to start their own garden should come along to a free Open Evening in Organico Cafe on Friday the 15th of April at 7.30. Get Growing, a local Charity run by vollunteers who are experienced and passionate gardeners, is starting a serise of hands-on classes which will help you to plan and start to grow vegetables in whatever space is available to you. The classes are free. For more information contact Shalila on 02766296 or on getgrowingirl.sb@gmailcom.  Continue reading »

Mother’s Day Food Styling

A post by sheila kiely at Gimmetherecipe

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The boys of AN CRÚIBÍN have been sinning and singing again. They just can’t resist that flesh. They have confessed. Here is the evidence: http://themeatcentre.com/wordpress/?p=908.  Continue reading »

Milano are giving away 500 pizzas, absolutely free, to the first 500 people who check in to a Milano restaurant on Facebook from a mobile phone. I know lots of people aren’t comfortable with Facebook and various companies knowing their every move, but if you use the Facebook Places facility anyway, here’s your chance for some free pizza.
The offer started at 4.30pm today and runs until tomorrow at 10pm.  Continue reading »