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Archive for September, 2012

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400 posts, four years and an awful lot of potatoes. Yes, as of next Friday, the Daily Spud will be four years – and also, rather neatly, 400 posts – old and is, I think I can safely say, now firmly out of blogging nappies.  Continue reading »

Foodcamp 2012, taking place at this year’s Savour Kilkenny food festival, is now open for registration. Tickets are free but you must register in advance to attend. Foodcamp’s return to Kilkenny this year finds itself back in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel where Foodcamp kicked off in October 2010. Register here to attend.
Foodcamp will run on Friday October 26 from 9am to 5pm.  Continue reading »

The Blog Awards Ireland 2012 Finalists List was published last night and the Irish foodie Twitasphere lit up with excitement as folks realised that they had made it into the finals of the different categories. See the Blog Awards Ireland hashtag #BlogFestIRL for more on that!

I was nominated and shortlisted too and thanks to all of you who put my Irish Food Guide blog forward for nomination. Alas, no such luck for me this year but there is plenty of time for more!  Continue reading »

The Blog Awards Ireland 2012 Finalists List was published last night and the Irish foodie Twitasphere lit up with excitement as folks realised that they had made it into the finals of the different categories. See the Blog Awards hashtag #BlogFestIRL for more on that!

I was nominated and shortlisted too and thanks to all of you who put my Irish Food Guide blog forward for nomination. Alas, no such luck for me this year but there is plenty of time for more!  Continue reading »

This year’s Teagasc National Organic Conference was eventful before it started. Much discussion about boycotting the event was held in organic circles. Most turned up in the end, but  organic farmers and growers certainly made their thoughts on the GM potato trial clear.  Continue reading »

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Sunday Brunch #4

A post by Ken McGuire at Any Given Food

On the day of the first All Ireland senior hurling final replay since 1959, which also featured Kilkenny, here’s ten food articles plucked from the world of food news that you may have missed this past week in the fourth of a series I’m fondly calling ‘Sunday Brunch’. The dogs have been walked and fed, the breakfast had and there’s a relative clear run of the day before the throw in at 3:30pm when everyone in Kilkenny and Galway downs tools until after 5pm.  Continue reading »

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The finalists list for the inaugural Blog Awards Ireland (not to be confused with the Irish Blog Awards) has been released.  Continue reading »

Saturday Afternoon in English Market
Saturday Afternoon in English Market
A change of dining plan for tonight meant a quick dash to the English Market this afternoon and to the Frank Hederman stall in particular. The aim here was to secure a couple of their tempting Fish pies (Smoked haddock, spinach cream, lovely mash). That accomplished, I made a call to On the Pigs Back for some.  Continue reading »

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The wheels on the bus…

A post by Cake in the country at Cake in the country

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The wheels on the bus…

A post by Cake in the country at Cake in the country

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Halloween is just about a month away now and my mind has turned to treats that I can make with the kids. I may make some of these to hang around the house but I’m not sure they’ll last long enough to be viewed. Popcorn is a popular snack in our house.  I make it…  Continue reading »

Superb Events in Autumn Wine Diary
Hayfield Manor’s Wine Society offers the ultimate wine tasting experience in Cork. Each of our Society evenings feature vintages selected from among the finest domaines in the world, with a five course meal specially created by our Executive Chef, Graeme Campbell, to match the individual qualities of each wine.
The next Hayfield Manor Wine Society takes.  Continue reading »

Last Thursday night…

A post by Cuisine Genie at Cuisine Genie

Our Thursday nights are a bit like this:  Dinner. A bit of TV. And sure if you’re having one I’ll have a glass too. It is Thursday afterall.

So last Thursday I made a dessert. Pistacho Bread and Butter Pudding and custard. And a man tasted it. Mr. Moustache you might be thinking if you’ve read my blog before. Ah, this, dear reader, was an award winning Irish chef, Gary O’Hanlon. He tasted it. He loved it.

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Thanks for reviving me Gary.  Continue reading »

Jellies

A post by Vicky at S'tasty

As the evenings are getting that bit darker and pumpkins have started appearing in the supermarket, it got me thinking about Halloween and trick-or-treating. I love jellies and sweets, but sometimes you have to wonder what actually goes into these colourful jems- emulsifiers, weird E numbers, and lots of other unpronouncables. So, I decided to make some of my own home-made jellies. At least that way I would know exactly what I am eating.  Continue reading »

If you’re in Cork, here’s another date for your diary. Especially if you are a cheese and wine lover.
Those lovely people at L’Atitude 51 have teamed up with Isabelle Sheridan from On The Pig’s Back (English Market) to bring a cheese and wine appreciation evening. Isabelle has a passion for cheese, and it’s bordering on understatement to say that L’Atitude 51 is passionate about wine. So it makes sense that they would get together.  Continue reading »

Usually smoked salmon doesn’t make it past lunchtime in my house.  It’s second nature to absent-mindedly reach for a bagel, slather on the cream cheese, capers and heap strips of smoked salmon on top. Generally irresistible, but today I fancied something different…
No cooking in this, and doesn’t take much longer than toasting a bagel.  Continue reading »