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Archive for March, 2013

I made our reservation for newly opened Hot Stove Restaurant without realising that it was the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. When I copped the possible impact of being in Dublin city centre on the weekend of the national day of debauchery, I nearly cancelled.  Continue reading »

Recipe Madness Round 2: Dessert

A post by AllisonSickert at Chew On That

Which dessert recipes will make it to the elite eight? You’ve got to vote to decide!
Are you a fruit lover? Then you’ve got a tough choice between Crockpot Peach Cobbler and Blueberry Dump Cake.

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Have you tied our Heaven Cake, or do you like to keep it simple with Easy Lemon Bars?  Continue reading »

Bramley Lodge, Busy as Ever

Made my first visit in about three years to Bramley Lodge  this week and great to see the restaurant and food store as busy as ever. Excellent food here and the prices are pretty good too.

Chicken

Not to mention the service. We decided to share a dessert and our waitress diplomatically manoeuvred the dish to the exact centre of the table, giving rise to a laugh and a bit of banter. And why not?  Continue reading »

I am back home in Ireland at the moment, where it has been unseasonably cold and snowy. Despite the bad weather, there is still some hardy rhubarb growing in the garden surviving against all the odds. I love the taste of sweet and tart rhubarb, especially with some creamy home-made custard. I decided to make a mini trifle with these two elements and topped with cream and ginger biscuits. These mini trifles are an elegant and a light alternative to a big heavy trifle.  Continue reading »

I am back home in Ireland at the moment, where it has been unseasonably cold and snowy. Despite the bad weather, there is still some hardy rhubarb growing in the garden surviving against all the odds. I love the taste of sweet and tart rhubarb, especially with some creamy home-made custard. I decided to make a mini trifle with these two elements and topped with cream and ginger biscuits. These mini trifles are an elegant and a light alternative to a big heavy trifle.  Continue reading »

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD IN CORK

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The store cupboard has reached rock bottom status. I lashed together some brownies today using my tried & tested recipe, added in some peppermint and got mint cream brownies. The stuff good-goo is made of.

In technical terms the proportion of goo to crunchy outer surface is crucial when making brownies. It is critical that the ratio of crispy goodness coating the outside, is matched by ooey-gooeyness (okay I know this isn’t a word but it’s my blog) on the inside.  Continue reading »

Ready. Steady. Grow!

The food aficionados amongst you might be interested in the 2013 innocent sow & grow campaign! You can check out innocent’s ‘little greenies’ – a group of young gardeners who want to get kids their own age sowing & growing all around Ireland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDvaJ4Wm4PU

Help share the YouTube video and in turn the good, green-growing news to help get 25,000 kids around Ireland sowing & growing their own vegetables.  Continue reading »

Recipe Madness Round 2: Crockpot

A post by AllisonSickert at Chew On That

Recipe Madness is in full swing, and Round 2 is heating up! It’s time to get to the showdowns! Remember to vote, vote, vote!

Slow Cooker Chicken Dumplings dominated our first match-up  but it’s taking on another winner. Crockpot Swiss Steak is so flavorful and tender, it’s a great comfort food dinner!

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Best Ever Crockpot Beef Stew is absolutely delicious, that’s why you advanced it through to this round. But what about  Spare Ribs a la Crockpot?  Continue reading »

Many years ago I used to be involved in leadership training and we talked about the four stages of learning a new skill and how you progress from “unconscious incompetence” to “conscious incompetence” to “conscious competence” to “unconscious competence” – think of it like learning to drive a car where you reach a point where it becomes second nature.  Continue reading »

Earlier this week a lovely hamper of Knorr Create More sauces arrived into the office, meaning I’ve a few dishes to be trying out this Easter weekend. Among the sauces was a reminder that there’s a Knorr Create More challenge running, closing at midday tomorrow (Good Friday). Get thee to the Challenge Steve page to submit your challenge and you could win one of ten iPad Minis that ae up for grabs.
The post Win an iPad Mini with Knorr Create More appeared first on Any Given Food.  Continue reading »

Easter Shopping Round-Up

A post by Gastrogirl at Gastronomics.ie

Are you sick to the back teeth of hearing / reading about eggcellent value, bargain eggstravaganzas and eggsquisite deals?
Yup, me too, so to cut the BS, see below for a rapid-fire overview of the shopping deals in stores this weekend.  Continue reading »

I’m sure when anyone has lost a loved one they feel similar to
myself, when trying to deal with the whole grieving process. Events which where
once pure joyous occasions, can be met with some
bitter-sweet anticipation. My dad passed away before Christmas, and similar
to the year when my Mam passed away, the first time to experience everything
without them is rather heart-breaking.  Continue reading »

Limerick Ham

A post by Conor Bofin at One Man's Meat

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You don’t buy all your food here? You’re a terrible person.

Cheap eats. German discounters. Euro value shops. Big supermarkets. Iceland.
We’ve often lambasted here for being excessively focused on the cheap. Or told that it’s immoral to not buy organic. Or that we should only eat Fairtrade or totally ethical produce.  Continue reading »

Mabel Crawford Bistro

Crayfish salad

Strawberry and Raspberry Meringue Roulade

Tuna

It was busy busy as we pulled into the Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel last Saturday night for dinner at the Mabel Crawford Bistro. Cars all over the place; the main car park was full, the overflow was full and we just about found a space in the overflow to the overflow.
With such a crowd about, I was wondering what would it be like inside. No problem whatsoever.  Continue reading »

Slap and tickle

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

In the pubs at the moment Ireland’s spring seasonals are starting to poke their heads tentatively out, ahead of the full bloom heralded by the Franciscan Well Easter Beer Festival happening this Saturday and Sunday in Cork. Last week I was in The Black Sheep to catch two early risers.
Equinox is the new one from Metalman Brewing under their experimental Chameleon badge.  Continue reading »

Recipe Madness Round 2: Copycat

A post by AllisonSickert at Chew On That

Recipe Madness continues today with another round of faceoffs in the Copycat category. Decide who will win by placing your vote!
The choices are tougher this week with stiff competition in the Olive Garden’s House Dressing vs. KFC Cole Slaw match. Do you prefer OG’s signature dressing or KFC’s creamy masterpiece?

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Another epic matchup is upon us; somehow we will have to choose between Krispy Kreme Doughnuts vs. KFC Mac and Cheese. Who will it be?  Continue reading »

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