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Archive for January, 2012

URRU
The aim in Bandon’s URRU  is to help you enjoy
shopping for food and food related items. The formula is a successful one in
this bright well laid out shop.
Called there last Saturday and enjoyed the visit,
the browsing, the shopping, and the chat with Ruth and the coffee. Not to
mention the gorgeous Patisserie Regale Dunmanway made giant Ginger Spice Cookie
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Do the new rules on battery cages for laying hens lessen the animal welfare case for organic eggs?

(part one is here)

In 2008 in Ireland 62.4% of hens were caged, 1% were housed in barns and 36.6% were free range, according to the International Egg Market Annual Review. As a branch of the broadly defined ethical consumer movement, over 1/3 is a very significant number.  Continue reading »

Lá ‘le Bhríde

A post by haysparks at Mother of Invention

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream have launched a new campaign to seek out Ireland’s top “socially responsible entrepreneur” with a €10,000 cash prize coupled with mentoring and a your name on a tub of Ben & Jerry’s 2013 produce. Entrants need to be living in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden or the Netherlands, and be aged between 18 and 34.  Continue reading »

Not everyone celebrates the big game with the gusto that an American holiday deserves, so I thought I would give you insider advice on how to hold a tea party with pretty sandwiches and lovely guests (if they aren’t usually proper, you can always make them be for a day)! You don’t have to be British royalty to enjoy a party of tea, scones and clotted cream (let’s put a mimosa in there for good measure). Read on for the pretty plates, place mats and perfect sandwich creations!  Continue reading »

Vicky Jago has been in touch with a gift idea from Good Food Ireland, a Unique Gift this Valentine’s!
“If you love good food, then look no further than a Good Food
Ireland gift voucher which allows you the freedom to choose from over 300 Good
Food Ireland approved providers located around the island of Ireland. They
promise you an experience of the very best in Irish cuisine and.  Continue reading »

Tapas in Madrid

A post by haysparks at Mother of Invention

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Memorable food of 2011

A post by Caroline at Bibliocook

My first time pulling a pint of Eight Degrees beer – the lads were suitably impressed

2011? Phew! A crazy, crazy year. Still, after a relatively calm January, I’ve finally had a chance to gather together my favourite food memories of the last 12 months.
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Eight Degrees Beer: the first sip of our Howling Gale Ale at the Franciscan Well Easter Beer Fest – declared ready just the previous night – was the cumulation of years of planning, dreaming and home brewing.  Continue reading »

Black Rice Recipes

A post by jean at CheapEats.ie

Have you ever tried black rice?  It’s available in most Asian shops but it’s something I rarely see on menus.  I first had it in a delicious salad,  in an amazing vegetarian restaurant in New York (it was years ago and I have tragically forgotten its name) and have been cooking it at home ever since.  Black rice is unmilled and comes with its husk intact, and is purportedly extremely nutritious.  Continue reading »

What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a social media tool that lets you to share all of your finds on the internet. In this guide we are going to teach you how to pin and repin from your favorite recipe sites, like Recipe4Living and Chew on That, so you can that organize your favorite recipes on to your recipe pinboard! Keep reading to find out more about Pinterest and how to use it!
To become a member of Pinterest you must request an invite and wait to be accepted.

How Do I Add a Pin?  Continue reading »

Giving Nutella and other choclate spreads a run for their money, Philadelphia is now available in a chocolate variety. Perfect for pancakes?

It was bound to happen. Somewhere in some office at Kraft HQ, someone was thinking that Philadelphia could and should be blended together. Then Kraft buy Cadbury’s. Then the cheese maker really met the chocolate maker.  Continue reading »

Deer pie, dear

A post by Catherine at The Runcible Spoon

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Deer pie, dear

A post by Catherine at The Runcible Spoon

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Undoubtedly, lots of you have heard the word we picked for this week’s Foodie Vocab Monday, and it’s associated with some pretty fancy and tasty cooking. Keep reading to see if you earn this week’s chef hat for guessing the meaning of this awesome word, and see some recipes that utilize emulsion!
This week’s word is fun to say, and you’ll find that it’s just as fun to throw around the kitchen! So let’s get to it!  Continue reading »

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It is almost two years ago that the story of the fake Pinot Noir scandal came to light. Twelve French merchants and Co-op executives from the Languedoc were caught flogging the equivalent of 18 million bottles of fake Pinot Noir to the US giant Gallo for their brand Red Bicyclette.  Continue reading »

Granny’s Jelly Roll

A post by WiseMóna at Wise Words

I can’t tell you the number of times my Mother (aka ‘Granny’) has made a ‘Swiss Roll’. She can make this with her eyes closed and with one hand tied behind her back and a bold child on her hip. I know this, because this was the one dessert she baked – throughout my entire childhood – that never burned. I am not sure why, or what miracle occurred as she never made claims to love baking. She had the Swiss Roll gods on her side; every time.  Continue reading »