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Archive for March, 2012

Back in November 2011, we recently spent a few whirlwind days in New York. I was passing through on my way to a week’s work in North Carolina and I had managed to wedge in a short layover in New York. It was all decided in quite a hurry, which meant that we travelled to New York with no real plans. But as always, New York didn’t disappoint.  Continue reading »

If you’ve already read part 1 and part 2 of this three part series, you’ll know that Loire Valley is a sure bet when it comes to good quality white wine. But for me, some of the most interesting yet neglected red wines of France are also from Loire.
Cabernet Franc is the key grape variety, which you’ll also see in Saint-Émilion and in other parts of Bordeaux as part of a blend.  Continue reading »

I have spent 5 years working on this and now its real I have just completed  my first Eireyu  Export to Singapore and it was by no means easy several times i felt like quitting but because there was so much obsticals along the way it just made me more determent as I believe where there is a will there is a way.And I am so happy that i suceeded it just means that the world is our oyster we just have to believe in your self.  Continue reading »

With all the buzz about McDonald’s again hosting the All-American Game in 2012, I’ve been thinking, the pairings between food and beverage companies and sports is really quite strange. The All-American Game celebrates high school basketball players, and gives them a chance to showcase their skills before deciding on colleges at which to continue their careers.  Continue reading »

You might have read my last post and probably found my writing unbelievably hilarious (as only I think I am) although that being said, everything sounds funnier in my head and doesn’t always translate…But as promised I have another classic granny foot-in-mouth story only this time from my own Mum.
When we found out what we were having I gave all my family the opportunity to find out.  Continue reading »

I met John in college nearly eleven years ago. We were both mature students: so awkward amongst all those seventeen year olds who hung around the campus, so out of place and a little lost. It was no surprise that we were sort of drawn to each other. Within a week we were hanging out between classes, exchanging ideas and chatting and laughing at our misfortunes in the classroom, trying to cope with assignments, exams and giving out about lecturers.  Continue reading »

The Mainland

A post by Conor Bofin at One Man's Meat

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Riesling presents a conundrum. For some it produces the greatest white wines in the world, yet by others it is often
misunderstood and ridiculed. A wine tasting in Cork’s Ballymaloe, aims to resolves these two disparate points of view.

I agree with this, despite my best efforts from Germany, Alsace or indeed Australia, I’ve tried to bring over both my wife and mother-in-law over to the virtues of Riesling. Finally, I cracked it.  Continue reading »

Irish Nettle Soup

A post by Kristin at Edible Ireland

If stinging nettles grow in the Midwest, I guess I was lucky never to have had a run-in with them. The first I ever heard of stinging nettles was the summer I lived in Washington state, when I watched a girl roll up a leaf and eat it raw. I’d already had my first painful brush with them by then, so I left her to it. I went back to Wisconsin and forgot all about them until I moved to Ireland, where they’re everywhere.  Continue reading »

Tea Raisin Scones

A post by Wholesome Ireland at wholesomeireland.com

I love my 3 year old (E) to bits. He is possibly the funniest person on the planet. His favourite phrases at the moment include “that sounds loike a gwreat idea mammy” (no clue who….  Continue reading »

I get a fair few press releases (still) across my desk. I took notice of the most recent one for a couple of reasons. One, it’s about a shop that is on my list of places to visit. Two, the press release was really well written – it told a really good story. So here it is, unadulterated. Lazy of me? Perhaps, but I really liked the human element of it, so thought it worth preserving.  Continue reading »

The most excellent M&S Dine in for two for €12.50 runs this weekend, from Thursday March 29 to Tuesday April 3. Ready to roast gammon, paella, and profiteroles are on the menu. No steak though.
The full menu is on the M&S website.
Related posts:

M&S Dine in for Two for €12.50: July 28-August 2
M&S Dine in for Four offer for Mother’s Day, March 2012
M&S Dine In for €12.50, April 28-May 3.  Continue reading »

Can you help some visitors from this expensive paradise to find cheap eats in Dublin? Image from www.sxc.hu

Our reader Fiona got in touch all the way from Switzerland through the magic of the internets, to ask for some tips for some visiting friends:
I’m Irish, living in Switzerland for last 30 years so have no idea of the restaurant situation.  Continue reading »

Wotcha Coq

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

“Triple Filtered” isn’t a good thing when it appears on spirits; I don’t know why the makers of A. Le Coq Premium Extra thought it was something to boast about on their label. This 4.7% ABV Estonian lager pours a very pale gold, though gives a decently fluffy and lasting head. Appley sweetness predominates, almost to the point of becoming difficult to drink: think watered-down tramp juice.  Continue reading »

Giving Tullamore its Dew

A post by David Havelin at Irish Whiskey Notes

The Elgin Marbles returning to Greece wouldn’t have created as much stir as the announcement this week that Tullamore Dew is returning to Tullamore. William Grant & Sons, owners of the brand since July 2010, are investing €35m in a brand new distillery just outside the town centre, at Clonminch.  Continue reading »

Giving Tullamore its Dew

A post by David Havelin at Irish Whiskey Notes

The Elgin Marbles returning to Greece wouldn’t have created as much stir as the announcement this week that Tullamore Dew is returning to Tullamore. William Grant & Sons, owners of the brand since July 2010, are investing €35m in a brand new distillery just outside the town centre, at Clonminch.  Continue reading »

We’re back with a new set of polls about your favorite desserts, so let’s get right to it! Keep reading to see the questions, and the lists of your favorite dessert recipes. Pudding Pie, 4 Layer Oreo Brownies, No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies, and Simple Jello Cake have already made it past one round of eliminations and now we know that these desserts are some popular picks.  Continue reading »

How to Kick Your Sugar Habit

A post by Chupi & Luke at What to Eat.ie

To say we’re not huge fans of refined sugar over here at WTE would be a slight understatement, our first book contained a diatribe against the white stuff, but has time softened our views? Well no.  Continue reading »

Mad Hens aka Mad Men

A post by haysparks at Mum of Invention

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Mad Hens aka Mad Men

A post by haysparks at Mum of Invention

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