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Archive for April, 2014

Good Things: April

A post by Sharon at Foodie Fancies

I love Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks. I love her food, which always emphasises health without ever losing appreciation for flavour. And I also love her occasional posts about her favourite things. I love those so much that I’ve decided to follow her example.  Continue reading »

Last year’s Lit Fest was – officially – a blast. Three whirlwind days of ideas and education and inspiration from cookbook heroes. I learned how….  Continue reading »

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BIODYNAMIC VITICULTURE (<1% of the world’s vineyards) is a controversial approach to grape growing that is best understood as an enhanced (extreme?) form of organic farming, boosted by liberal additions of mystical sky-watching.  Continue reading »

Turn left at the green balloons…

Those were the directions given to the taxi driver. It was just as well he said – his sat nav wanted to send him elsewhere, but the balloons clearly marked the location in Comber, Co. Down, of Mash Direct, where, earlier this month, the great and the good of Comber, Belfast and beyond gathered to celebrate ten years of turning good potatoes into better business.  Continue reading »

Turn left at the green balloons…

Those were the directions given to the taxi driver. It was just as well he said – his sat nav wanted to send him elsewhere, but the balloons clearly marked the location in Comber, Co. Down, of Mash Direct, where, earlier this month, the great and the good of Comber, Belfast and beyond gathered to celebrate ten years of turning good potatoes into better business.  Continue reading »

So if you follow my instagram (@gavanmurphy) you’ll see I made this loaf for us on Friday and but had enough to carry us through ’til last night. I made one of my missus’ favourite dinners  since I knew she’d be glued to the box watching her beloved Rockets play. I have to admit I like this dish too of course because I made it but really it is damn good. And who doesn’t love a fresh from the farmers market fried egg on top or in this case one in the middle too?  Continue reading »

I love food; I love eating it, I love shopping for it, I love growing it (not that it necessarily loves growing for me) and I love watching everything from cookery programs to brilliant documentaries. I thought this series of blogs might be a way to keep you in touch with the food tv that I loved and hated.  Continue reading »

Small Green Fields…

A post by Joanna Carley at DonalSkehan.com

If you haven’t come across American food writer and blogger, Imen McDonnell, then you have a whole heap of brilliance to catch up on! When she’s not whipping up amazing recipes or snapping stunning photographs for her site Farmette, she is also a brilliant producer/director in her spare time.  Continue reading »

I was back in the Mitt Kök kitchen again this week and this time, I wanted to share one of my favourite recipes that I use again and again. A good ‘go to’ recipe, is one that is quick to prepare, uses fresh ingredients and of course is something that everybody will love! For me that means a roast chicken. This recipe is a brilliant one tray wonder because all you have to do is toss your veg in alongside the chicken, pop it in the oven and job done!  Continue reading »

Nash 19. The Twenty Fourteen Renaissance

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Cheers!Domaine Montmarrin (Fr.) Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sometimes it is the big things. All this beautiful produce. Where does it come from? The answer is it’s local. How it is handled, cooked, presented? Brilliantly. And in the mix too are small things. Like those fresh-as-the-morning-dew salads. And that gorgeous creamy custard that comes with your fruit tart.  Continue reading »

Nein!

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

I didn’t really know what to be more surprised at when a review bottle of St Erhard arrived via the company’s local distributor: the hip, Absolut-esque branding on a lager from uber-traditional Bamberg, or the claim on the back that the clear glass is somehow UV-protected. A bit of asking around on Twitter regarding the latter turned up the suggestion that it was legit and that a glass coating does indeed exist to skunk-proof beer bottles.  Continue reading »

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Brand new recipe video up on my youtube channel today and this time its a delicious little one for Swedish Cinnamon Buns.  I first made these when I was living in Sweden back in 2007, they were one of the first recipes I posted on my blog and they continue to be one of the most popular to this very day!  They are great fun to make and you can fill them with berries, chocolate, nutella, peanut butter, nuts and a whole load of different ingredients.  Continue reading »

It's a strange feeling, I imagine, a little bit like an expectant father pacing the halls, old school, while his wife labours in the final stages of the making of something new and precious to them. Like a baby, a book takes a short amount of time to conceive the idea, unlike a baby, it's very much in your own hands how the development process goes.  Continue reading »

Sometimes I’d love to understanding the reasoning employed when naming a new restaurant or venue. Do you keep it local and simple, or do you go for an abstract name? That’s what I asked myself when Peruke & Periwig opened on Dawson Street, in the former premises of a travel agents. What would powdered wigs have to do with cocktails, drinks and food? (It turns out that long before the travel agents, this venue housed a wigmaker).  Continue reading »

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WIN with Kerrygold (twice!)

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

However you pronounce it (buhher, botter, budder), the fact is that as a nation, Irish people love eating real butter.  I am firmly in the camp of butter lovers and use it in baking and cooking on a very regular basis.  I'm not as bad as my VBF Mrs. T who is in the habit of using inches of butter on her bread – in fact I think the ratio is about 3 : 1 in favour of butter!  Continue reading »

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