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Archive for September, 2011

A DRY PX

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD IN CORK

A DRY PX
Marks and Spencer PX2010, Elqui
Valley, Chile, 13%, €10.49, 4 stars
Hit the jackpot, well a small one, when I dropped into Marks and Spencer (Cork) yesterday and bought myself a bottle of their PX 2010.
I had been looking out for a half bottle, thinking the wine was a dessert type. But no, the Pedro Ximenez comes from the Elqui Valley in north of Chile and is quite a dry white. It.  Continue reading »

It was Cloudy Bay who famously brought New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to the world stage in the 1980s, but it was Nick Nobilo, the son of Nikola and Zuva Nobilo, immigrants from the winegrowing town of Lumbarda on the Croatian island of Korcula, who was the first to successfully and commercially produce wine from the country’s flagship red variety.
The birthplace of New Zealand Pinot Noir as we know it is at Huapai in West Auckland.  Continue reading »

It was Cloudy Bay who famously brought New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to the world stage in the 1980s, but it was Nick Nobilo, the son of Nikola and Zuva Nobilo, immigrants from the winegrowing town of Lumbarda on the Croatian island of Korcula, who was the first to successfully and commercially produce wine from the country’s flagship red variety.
The birthplace of New Zealand Pinot Noir as we know it is at Huapai in West Auckland.  Continue reading »

Coq au vin, prawn risotto, beef and ale pie, and crusted seabass are among the options in this week’s wonderful Marks and Spencer Dine In for Two for €12.50 offer.
The full menu is on the M&S website.
Related posts:

M&S Dine in for Two for €12.50, September 30-October 5
M&S Dine in for Two, July 29-August 3
M&S Dine in for Two Offer, 17 – 22 Mar 2011.  Continue reading »

Coq au vin, prawn risotto, beef and ale pie, and crusted seabass are among the options in this week’s wonderful Marks and Spencer Dine In for Two for €12.50 offer.
The full menu is on the M&S website.
Related posts:

M&S Dine in for Two for €12.50, September 30-October 5
M&S Dine in for Two, July 29-August 3
M&S Dine in for Two Offer, 17 – 22 Mar 2011.  Continue reading »

We’re getting ready for the food festival, with lots of last minute preparations.
Our taste trail specials will be popsicles – chocolate-dipped champagne and kerry strawberry sorbet popsicles as well as mango popsicles with wild Dingle blackberry.
I’ll also be giving a demonstration in the church on Saturday.
We hope to see you there!  Continue reading »

We’re getting ready for the food festival, with lots of last minute preparations.
Our taste trail specials will be popsicles – chocolate-dipped champagne and kerry strawberry sorbet popsicles as well as mango popsicles with wild Dingle blackberry.
I’ll also be giving a demonstration in the church on Saturday.
We hope to see you there!  Continue reading »

Special offers at Aldi
Special offers at Lidl
Special offers at SuperValu
Special offers at Dunnes
Special offers at Superquinn
Special offers at Tesco
Special offers at Centra
Special offers at Londis
Special offers at Mace
Special offers at Spar
Related posts:

Special offers in supermarkets, September 6
Special offers in supermarkets, September 16
Special offers in supermarkets, June 9.  Continue reading »

The foodie group For Food’s Sake have been running food-themed evenings in Dublin’s Sugar Club for a while now. It’s always managed to clash with other plans for me, but I’m hoping to make it along for the movie screening this evening. It sounds great!

Dublin Screening: Eat Drink Man Woman
Thu 29 September; The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Doors 7pm for seats and eats, film kicks off 8pm; Adm €5
Food from award-winning China Sichuan of Sandyford.  Continue reading »

The foodie group For Food’s Sake have been running food-themed evenings in Dublin’s Sugar Club for a while now. It’s always managed to clash with other plans for me, but I’m hoping to make it along for the movie screening this evening. It sounds great!

Dublin Screening: Eat Drink Man Woman
Thu 29 September; The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Doors 7pm for seats and eats, film kicks off 8pm; Adm €5
Food from award-winning China Sichuan of Sandyford.  Continue reading »

Sticky Toffee Pudding.

A post by sheila kiely at Gimmetherecipe

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Breathe, Sharon, breathe.
I’m suffering from mild hyperventilation at the moment because it’s finally arrived: the Dingle Food Festival starts tomorrow and that means that today is officially my busiest day of the year.  Continue reading »

Well done to all at Ardsallagh Cheese on winning gold at the Irish Cheese Awards this week. Their Ardsallagh Cranberry Roulade came tops in the New Cheese Section.Two other Cork producers also struck gold and quite a few were honoured. Well done to all. To see the full list click here.  Continue reading »

Well done to all at Ardsallagh Cheese on winning gold at the Irish Cheese Awards this week. Their Ardsallagh Cranberry Roulade came tops in the New Cheese Section.Two other Cork producers also struck gold and quite a few were honoured. Well done to all. To see the full list click here.  Continue reading »

Alternative arrangements

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

I missed all the rí-rá agus ruaille-buaille of the first All-Ireland Craft Beerfest, held at the RDS last weekend. A shame because it was, by all accounts, a storming success. Big congratulations to the organisers and a hearty pat on the back to the Beoir volunteers who stepped up and helped out. Next year I will manage my calendar more carefully. (Details of what I did instead will feature in the coming weeks as I sift through my scrawly notes.)

Lots of specials and seasonals from the Irish breweries were on tap at the festival and I really hope I'll be able to find them elsewhere at some point. The first opportunity came yesterday, on the warmest afternoon of the year in Dublin, when I dropped in to the Bull & Castle for a quencher. Thankfully, Metalman have taken the unorthodox step of making a witbier their winter seasonal and it was on tap.

I missed all the rí-rá agus ruaille-buaille of the first All-Ireland Craft Beerfest, held at the RDS last weekend. A shame because it was, by all accounts, a storming success. Big congratulations to the organisers and a hearty pat on the back to the Beoir volunteers who stepped up and helped out. Next year I will manage my calendar more carefully.  Continue reading »

… Sometimes they look like Popcorn! One of our Recipe4Living editors made these fantastically cute and scrumptious cupcakes for the office. If you keep reading, we’ll tell you how to make these cupcakes, and we’ll give you loads of other tips on creating unique and tasty desserts!
To make the popcorn cupcakes: The recipe is really simple! Make yellow cupcakes and frost them with vanilla frosting.  Continue reading »

I’m always guaranteed plenty of willing helpers when there is a promise of some cooking in the kitchen. This is my beautiful niece Sarah who recently helped me to clean the greenhouse and while we were there we picked lots of divine tomatoes.

After a long summer of waiting for my tomato plants to ripen, in the past fortnight a big glut if them have come along. I expect the lack of heat this August is to blame for their late development.  Continue reading »

Preparation Time
45 minutes
Total Time
1 hour

With the changing of the seasons, my thoughts have started to turn to soups. I think this soup perfectly suits this time of year, it is warming but still light, and contains one of my favourite flavour pairings – chicken and tarragon.

The best thing about this recipe is that it takes no time at all to put together, and as with many soups, it is even more delicious the next day.  Continue reading »

Irish Farmhouse Cheese
& Craft Beer Weekend
Join the celebrations
taking place 27th – 31st October 2011
During the October Bank Holiday Weekend, Bord Bia aims to raise awareness of the breadth of Irish farmhouse cheeses and craft beers amongst consumers by initiating the Irish Farmhouse Cheese and Craft Beer Weekend.
At present, there are approximately 50 farmhouse cheese makers in Ireland.  Continue reading »

Full list of Winners at the Irish Cheese Awards 2011

A post by noreply@blogger.com (Zack Gallagher) at The Irish Food Guide Blog

The Irish Cheese Awards at the SHOP Exhibition is now firmly established as the major event in Ireland for the cheese industry. The appeal of the awards is the competition between the small cottage based producers, large commercial creameries and importers and recognition of their role in developing trade on the island of Ireland.

The competition provides a showcase for visitors and professionals to view and sample firsthand the tremendous variety of cheeses now available in Ireland.  Continue reading »