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Archive for April, 2011

I was really inspired by Sophia’s breakfast sandwich post last week.  She made it so easy to pick a few ingredients and try all sorts of different and tasty breakfast sandwich combinations!  I loved it so much, in fact, that I decided to make my own- but this time, it’s for packed lunches.  Continue reading »

With all the chocolate that is lurking around I thought I would share with you a slightly healthier treat! As cakes go I think if one were to choose a ‘wholesome option’ Carrot Cake would have to top the poll. It’s unmistakable sweetness and moisture is credited by all the nutritious carrots that are crammed into it.  Continue reading »

Marks & Spencers

Back for the Bank Holiday weekend: the delicious M&S Dine-In for Two for €12.50.
The current selection includes steaaaaaaaak, great for the BBQ this weekend. The offer runs until next Tuesday.
Full selection on the M&S website.
Related posts:

M&S Dine in for Two, April 14-19 2011
M&S Dine in for Two for €12.50, September 30-October 5
M&S Dine in for Two, April 29-May 3.  Continue reading »

Special offers at Lidl
Special offers at Aldi
Special offers at SuperValu
Special offers at Dunnes
Special offers at Superquinn
Special offers at Tesco
Related posts:

No joke… Special offers in supermarkets, April 1
Special offers in supermarkets, March 23
Special offers in supermarkets, March 14.  Continue reading »

WHERE TO EAT

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD IN CORK

WHERE TO EAT 

wheretoeat.ie is the website of the Restaurants Association of Ireland and quite a handy one.

Home Page highlights Special Offers, Latest reviews, and a Featured Restaurant.
Tabs here also for Gift Cards, Events, Places to Stay, Recipes and Cookery Schools.

I had a run through and there is quite a lot behind the various tabs. Take the Recipes for instance.  Continue reading »

Now we are six

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

Grab your paper hat and curly squeaker thingy: my blog turns 6 today and I’m throwing a party for it. I need a game suitable for a 6-year-old beer blog’s birthday celebration, and luckily BrewDog have obliged with their IPA is Dead fourpack: fun for three players, neatly packaged in a single box.
The beers are all 7.5% ABV IPAs, brewed to 75 IBUs and dry-hopped, but each using a different single hop from a different continent: Bramling Cross, Citra, Sorachi Ace and Nelson Sauvin.  Continue reading »

I’m turning into the kind of person who will go to great lengths for a good meal. Last month I drove 3 hours north to Inishowen just to eat at Harrys Restaurant in Co. Donegal, and 2 weeks ago I drove 3 hours south to Dungarvan to go to the Waterford Festival of Food. I was only there for 24 hours, lured down by plans for dinner at the O’Brien Chop House and a bus tour to a microbrewery and oyster farm, but I managed to fit in a lot of good food.  Continue reading »

When I’m feeling especially nice, or especially burdened with working mom’s guilt, dinner planning tends to be child-focused. My kids are great eaters, but like most kids, they’d rather have white bread than wheat, white rice instead of brown, and regular pasta instead of whole grain. Since I knew I was going to put something white (i.e. unhealthy) on their plates, why not just do it up right with bacon, cheese and a few eggs,  à la carbonara?  Continue reading »

Heineken Cup Hog Roast

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

So, Brian is missing Catherine & William’s wedding on Friday because Leinster are playing Toulouse in the Semi-Finals of the Heineken Cup in Dublin but Amy’s going alone to mingle with royalty – the lucky girl!  Continue reading »

A day job trip took be to Boulder, Colorado back in February. Not as glamourous as it sounds, mind you, it was about -16°C on my arrival, and during a 10 minute walk from bus stop to motel, I nearly lost my face to frostbite or general coldness.
Anyyyyyy-hoooooooo, the first of Gary Vee’s Daily Grape vids I tuned into was on a Colorado Cab, so I thought it was time to break out a Colorado Syrah I smuggled home. According to Chuckmeister V, before prohibition was a major player.  Continue reading »

Here at Kitchen72 we love nothing more than when friends call over for lunch. Opportunities to share food with family and friends become more frequent around now, and this is one of my favourite times of the year.
As the seasons shift through the gears, the winter is shaken off, and the variety of food and ingredients expands. It makes it a joy to cook these days, as though I devour recipes, I rarely follow them, improvising with whats in the garden or in the veg box.  Continue reading »

Not sure what to make for dinner tonight?  I have the perfect solution!  Featuring fresh, flavorful, and seasonal ingredients, this meal will provide you with everything you need: nutrition, taste, and a treat!  Keep reading to get the recipes for this super springtime dinner!  Continue reading »

Well, considering part of this blog covers “Grow Your Own” It’s only natural that I managed to get three of these to give away. You’ve got until the end of May to really get everything going in the garden and you’ve got until the 14th of May to win one of these handy starter kits.
Whats Included?

15 x packets of seeds.
1 x small propagator.
5 x 9cm pots.
10 x plant labels.
9 x peat packets (fills the propagator).
Access to the DSC online grow guides.  Continue reading »

My dad turns the big 5-0 on Sunday! Needless to say, he’s not too thrilled about being half a century old. I’m pretty excited for him though! My dad is an amazing person. He’s passionate, driven and he genuinely cares about people.
One thing that you’ll learn about my dad very soon after meeting him is that he has a crazy sweet tooth. He claims he HAS to have a bowl of ice cream or chocolate chip cookies every night.  Continue reading »

Asparagus Über Alles

A post by Daily Spud at The Daily Spud

It would have to be said that the Germans can really get quite exercised when it comes to the delicacy that is white asparagus. Seriously. This was just one headline that I found in my asparagus-related travels around t’internet:
Motorist beats a woman selling over-priced white asparagus in Berlin.

Ouch. A cautionary tale for anyone considering a career in the roadside asparagus-selling business, that’s for sure.  Continue reading »

Torta Tales: Mexican Street Food

A post by Travel Food Phil at Travel Food

After travelling around the Riviera Maya for a week or so I was getting annoyed. Not because of the great beaches, the fun diving or blue skies. Not because of the Margaritas, friendly Americans and Mexicans or cheap beer. When I travel I go to seek out food, find new flavours and taste exciting new things and with only a week left in Mexico I was getting desperate.  Continue reading »

Well, considering part of this blog covers “Grow Your Own” It’s only natural that I managed to get three of these to give away. You’ve got until the end of May to really get everything going in the garden and you’ve got until the 14th of May to win one of these handy starter kits.
Whats Included?

15 x packets of seeds.
1 x small propagator.
5 x 9cm pots.
10 x plant labels.
9 x peat packets (fills the propagator).
Access to the DSC online grow guides.  Continue reading »

A post by foodforlife at Food for Life: Kevin Thornton's Weblog

Coffee Ceremony at the Old Abyssinia Coffee House in Lalibella, Ethiopia.We walked in to this traditional hut and it was liking entering heaven as the light wasabsolutely amazing. The coffee beans are roasted carefully, washed several times and ground by hand. It was a great coffee experience – coffee will never be the same again!!  Continue reading »

Wexford Food Festival May 20th – 22nd

Trips to Wexford, for me, are like a bus. A really late bus. Nothing for years and then all of a sudden I find myself heading to Wexford twice in two months. Only a few weeks ago I was down in Wexford Opera House for a day with some reps from local theatre companies and in a few weeks time, I should be able to make the trip to the Wexford Food Festival, kicking off on May 20th.  Continue reading »

Will & Kate’s Cake

A post by sheila kiely at Gimmetherecipe

A.  Continue reading »