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Archive for February, 2014

Individual Orange Meringue Pies

A post by A Cookbook Collection at A Cookbook Collection

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Individual Orange Meringue Pies

A post by A Cookbook Collection at A Cookbook Collection

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Tom Keogh, managing director of Keogh’s Family Farm is passionate about potatoes! “We are the only potato growers in the world who offer fresh potatoes and potato crisps from the same farm side by side in the same store and we sleep, eat, breathe potato crisps and potatoes!” he says.

The family have been growing potatoes in north county Dublin for over 200 years. The city of Dublin has grown around the farm over the years!  Continue reading »

Congratulations to Belfast’s historic St George’s Market which has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Food Market’ category of this year’s UK’s BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2014.

It is the first time that the Belfast Market has reached the final of what is regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the UK food industry and comes just weeks after St George’s was named ‘Best Large Indoor Market’ by trade body NABMA, The UK National Association of British Market Authorities.  Continue reading »

Campari and Grapefruit Cake

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

One of the first drinks I had in France at the tender age of 16 was Campari.  I loved the ruby red colour but thought it tasted unbelievably bitter (to be fair, it was served with tonic, so what do you expect).  Over the years as my tastebuds have changed, I've come to appreciate the sharpness and sourness and I love it with grapefruit.  Continue reading »

Most Popular Food and Drink Posts for 12 months to end of February 2014

Speciality Nights at Chapel Steps (2031 hits)
The Black Pig Wine Bar
Electric. Easy to Book. Hard to Leave.
Happy New Beer! Mayfield’s Cotton Ball. Ireland’s Latest Micro Brewery
Cullen Wines at Cafe Paradiso
The Sultan of Penrose Quay
Titanic Bar & Grill
Magic at Myrtleville: Bunnyconnellan’s
Old Friends at the new Finn’s Table
In Praise Of East Cork. Well Worth A Visit!  Continue reading »

Three-Cheese Lasagne

A post by Joanna Carley at DonalSkehan.com

I cry a little bit inside when I see ready meal lasagnes cut in brick-like wedges, ready for the microwave. A really good lasagne is truly a thing of beauty and should be treated as such. They take time, effort and love and the end result should be layers of rich meat sauce, creamy white sauce and perfectly cooked pasta. There are many different variations on this classic and this one features a rich white sauce with three different cheeses, which adds a wonderful dimension to the dish.  Continue reading »

Franciscan Well Launch Brewery Tours

Shane Long. At the controls.

Cork’s Franciscan Well,one of the pioneers of craft beer in Ireland, launched their new Brewery and Tasting Tour in North Mall last evening. General Manager Shane Long was on hand to welcome last night’s media group and assured us all that Franciscan Well would remain a craft beer producer despite last year’s take-over by Moulton Coors. It will always be craft beer here, always small batches.  Continue reading »

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Bacon Salt

A post by A Cookbook Collection at A Cookbook Collection

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Bacon Salt

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Liberty Tasting
“Before you go, you have to try the Justino’s Madeira Colheita 1996,” she said.

I saw she was serious so, before she’d make a song and dance about it, I thought I’d better try the wine. Oh, it was fabulous.  Continue reading »

Pancakes made easy

A post by sheila kiely at Gimme the recipe

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There is a Netflix countdown to The Oscars over on their media streaming service. They provided me with a list of all the Oscar nominated movies and productions they have available, including their own documentary “The Square”.  I’ve gone through the list they sent and selected a few of my favourites in case you’re interested!  Continue reading »

Getting it Right and Light at Forest Avenue

A cold wind blew on the banks of the Grand Canal as we strode down to the Forest Avenue Restaurant in Sussex Street (Dublin). But soon I felt as if we were sailing away on a summer’s day, such was the gorgeous lunch served up to us, in a light and delightful style.

Here you’ll be fed well without necessarily getting the traditional “great feed”.Quality over quantity!  Continue reading »

Tourism is about people and is Ireland’s tourism industry is it’s largest and most important industry. It is responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employs almost 200,000 people. The Tourism & Hospitality industry are a vital part of Ireland’s economic recovery for the future.In 2013, Ireland welcomed an estimated 8 million overseas visitors to the island, delivering revenue of approximately €5.7 billion.  Continue reading »

If you’ve got some coffee handy, brew yourself a cup and set aside 15 minutes in your day and take the time to watch and listen to Colin Harmon’s story about Third Floor Espresso (3FE).
From jacking in one career plan to moving into the world of coffee, talking branding, sourcing beans, customer experiences, moving into coffee roasting and much more, Colin’s is a fascinating story absolutely bursting with pride and passion.
Just watch it (here or click Play above).  Continue reading »

Baying for more

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

With Beoir’s Beer of the Year for 2014 and a gold medal at Alltech under their belt, Galway Bay Brewery is not exactly short on laurels, but they certainly haven’t been resting on them. This last few weeks has seen a new pub, Alfie Byrne’s next to the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, bringing the estate to nine. And there have been several new beers.  Continue reading »

The excellent ely Wine Bar

When the folks at Dublin’s ely Wine Bars  go home to Clare they collect most of their meat from the family farm and get the lamb from the farm next door on Craggy Island. In Ely Place (Dublin), we had some of that lamb last evening and it was a highlight, slow cooked and superb. And a huge choice of well priced wines to choose from.

We had started with a glass of sherry and were soon into our starters.  Continue reading »

With over 600 entries already in the bag, this week is your last chance to enter the Fine Dine at Mine All-Island Cookery Competition 2014.
It’s running with the Restaurants Association of Ireland in partnership with St. Angela’s College, Sligo and is open to all students in post-primary schools on the island of Ireland and Youth reach Centres in the Republic of Ireland.
5pm this Friday is the last chance for entries, the competition extended from its previous deadline.  Continue reading »