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Archive for March, 2012

Amuse Bouche

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD IN CORK

Nor were the passengers stinted on drink. There were 2,700 gallons of
wine and 500 gallons of spirit for the captain’s table, as well as 7.000
gallons of beer and 1,000 of rum for the sailors’ grog. Nevertheless, the
captain was under instructions to set his passengers ‘an example of sobriety
and decorum, as he values the pleasure of the Court’.
From the Caliban Shore by Stephen Taylor.  Continue reading »

The Greenhouse

A post by caitrionaw at Caitrionaw's Blog

Bleu Bistro on dawson Street has closed and The Greenhouse has emerged from its ashes. Mickael Viljanen is executive chef here and, having sampled his work in Gregans Castle last summer, I knew we were in for a treat. MrW and I dined here on a Thursday night and the forty-seater restaurant had just over a dozen patrons which was not enough to give a buzz to the place. However, the small crowd ensured that we got a great deal of personal attention!  Continue reading »

The Greenhouse

A post by caitrionaw at Caitrionaw's Blog

Bleu Bistro on dawson Street has closed and The Greenhouse has emerged from its ashes. Mickael Viljanen is executive chef here and, having sampled his work in Gregans Castle last summer, I knew we were in for a treat. MrW and I dined here on a Thursday night and the forty-seater restaurant had just over a dozen patrons which was not enough to give a buzz to the place. However, the small crowd ensured that we got a great deal of personal attention!  Continue reading »

Irish strawberries only appear on supermarket shelves during the summer months, and thus should be celebrated in an extremely over the top fashion. The old strawberries and cream really doesn’t cut it in my books, so why not jazz things up by bringing a cake into the equation. It goes down an absolute treat when eaten outside on a warm summers day.  Continue reading »

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Rome is a magical city and as food goes, it has some of the best in the world. After spending a few days there last week, I pretty much ate my way through the city, with the highlights being polpo con salsa (pictured left),Saltinbocca (veal and bacon) and swordfish carpaccio which are Roman specialities.

Like most heavily-touristed cities, most of the food around the busy areas like Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps etc is pretty rubbish.  Continue reading »

Are you a chocoholic or are strawberries your dessert of choice? Do you love creamy fudge or fluffy crepes? Keep reading for the recipes that came out on top! More after the jump…
In the categories of Strawberry Desserts and desserts you can make in 15 Minutes or Less, who came out blazing?

The Easiest Fudge Recipe Ever went up against the 10 Minute Rainbow Sorbet, but that colorful  dessert didn’t stand a chance against the fan favorite Easiest Fudge!  Continue reading »

I would be useless as a dog trainer – I cannot even get my blog to behave! To show you what I mean, let’s eavesdrop on a typical scene from Alchemy in the Kitchen…

Me:                 Hey, blog. What are we going to cook today?
Alchemy:       [Excitedly] How about strawberry jam?  Continue reading »

I didn’t realise that Easter was quite so close until yesterday so I decided it was about time I got my Easter bake on.  I had an awful longing on me yesterday for something naughty and chocolatey and it seems like an age since I baked any cupcakes so chocolate cupcakes it was.  In keeping with the Easter theme I decided to decorate them with some birds nests and mini eggs.  Really simple and very effective I think.  Continue reading »

Apple Crumble Muffins

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

These came about entirely by chance – I had some lovely Bramley cooking apples at home and had planned to make an apple crumble for Sunday dessert.  But I had no custard, and you can’t have crumble without custard…  So, Plan B came into effect and I turned them into individual apple muffins with a crunchy oaty crumble topping.  The did vanish at the speed of light, so you can assume that they taste pretty good!  Continue reading »

Sheila’s Big Night
Sheila Kiely (top) admitted to being a little nervous before her big night but she had many friends on hand to help launch her new cookery book entitled “Gimme The Recipe” at The Mill in Blarney last evening. Sheila, a working mother of six (two sets of twins), wasn’t looking forward to the speechmaking in particular but she flew through it, thanking the crew at.  Continue reading »

Sausage. Yum. No kidding- I have been dreaming of summer sausage for awhile now…wouldn’t it be nice to learn more about sausage, that ultimate sandwich filler and picnic-maker? There is nothing like a bit of sausage with some cheddar and crackers on a warm day with a breeze, whether you’re on a screen porch or out and about socializing with friends. Keep reading to learn more about the mouth-watering (seriously!) books you can win. More after the jump!  Continue reading »

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FRESCO
BISTRO
Fresco Bistro is a bright spot, almost hidden away in the tress of lower UCC and by the impressive bulk of the Glucksman Gallery directly above. But a spot worth visiting, as I found out when I called there yesterday. You walk into the Glucksman as normal and then go downstairs. This takes you to the Bistro and its floor to ceiling views of the college.  Continue reading »

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has announced the line-up for the their 2012 Annual General Meeting and Conference, taking place in the Westin Hotel, Dublin on April 16th. The theme of this year’s event is Succeeding in Adversity.  Continue reading »

The Manor Park restaurant in Armagh

At the start of March Kelly went off on a girls-only jaunt to the West Coast of Ireland. Amid a veil of secrecy, the organisation around the weekend had been going on for some time – but I’d been doing my own planning too.
A trip to The Manor Park Restaurant in Armagh was a treat I’d promised myself a long time ago.  Continue reading »

Barna Weekender

A post by aoifemc at I Can Has Cook?

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While the kids tuck into their long-awaited delivery from the Easter Bunny, the Curious bunnies will ensure your Easter is a happy one too. We’ve put together two seasonal mixed cases, specially selected for a long Easter weekend of glorious, guilt-free indulgence.
Our Curious Easter Mix includes tasty treats from Rioja, Chablis, Bordeaux and Australia, a new ‘curiosity’ from New Zealand, and six everyday customer favourites from France, Italy and Chile.  Continue reading »