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Archive for July, 2016

Youghal’s Munster BreweryIreland’s First Organic Lager

“The space is great,” said Padraig Hyde of Youghal’s Munster Brewery as he showed me around their new unit in an industrial estate above the town. “Now we have room to grow!” We are Padraig and Adrian his identical twin.

Padraig showed us the two tanks they started with, both 1,500 litres and both clad. Well, they really started with home-brewing!  Continue reading »

This frittata tastes delicious while still warm at dinner, but is also the perfect next day lunchbox fare because it’s just as nice cold. There’s no reason why eating healthily should be hard to do!  Continue reading »

First…
The post Read: Fruit on the Table by Theresa Storey appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

Amuse Bouche

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

I caught the train into town, walked from the station to Waterstone’s and went straight to the cookery section. I made my choice by width: I wanted the book with the most recipes. Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegetarian Cookbook won by a good half-inch. I took it with me to the only wholefood shop in central Belfast and set about restocking my cupboard. I bought home a lot of lentils.

From Here’s Me Here (Further Reflections of a Lapsed Protestant)  by Glenn Patterson (2015).  Continue reading »

Random cask

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

A recent bicycle trip homewards along the south coast  of Dublin Bay brought me past the two JD Wetherspoons situated there, both at convenient points for stopping off to rest the legs a bit before the final push. Stopping for a pint or three was only common sense.
Just one new beer for me on the taps at The Forty Foot in Dún Laoghaire: Cairngorm Black Gold.  Continue reading »

Beautiful Barnabrow
An East Cork Hideaway

We came in off the narrow twisting road and drove up an even narrower lane, where trees meet overhead, donkeys and ducks in the small fields. The sun was shining brightly as we approached the inviting restaurant, set in trees with parasols and tables outside. We could well have been on the continent but were in one of East Cork’s delightful venues.

Barnabrow, twenty years in business under Geraldine Kitt, is renowned as a wedding venue.  Continue reading »

Foodie Destinations 2016- Applications open 14th July -

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is on the search for Ireland’s top Foodie Destination for 2016. Formerly known as Foodie Towns, the initiative was formed as part of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 but proved to be so popular it became its own entity in 2015.  Continue reading »

Once the summer holidays are here my kids think daily ice-pops are obligatory. In a bid not to spend a small fortune on summer ice-creams, I like, when time prevails, to keep a stash of the homemade variety in the freezer. Ice-pops are ever so easy to make.  Continue reading »

Both hands up, we love Lego, all ages play with it in our house, and the idea of heading to an entire theme park dedicated to Lego had us all excited. Legoland Windsor is located in a scenic location in, yes, Windsor. There are a couple of hotels nearby, but we had based ourselves in London City Centre so we used the rail network to get there instead. This was a bit of a kerfuffle as it involved taking a tube from our hotel, 2 trains and a shuttle bus.  Continue reading »

Nectarine & Cherry Upside Down Cake

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

When we were kids, an upside down cake was an exotic American creation, baked by a friend of my parents.  It was a world away from Victoria sponges and apple tart on a plate, and we couldn't get enough of it.  Pineapple was usually reserved for gammon steaks and glace cherries for buns or Christmas Cake, so to bring the two together with syrupy sponge was a complete revelation.  Nowadays I like my pineapple barbequed, my cherries fresh and my cake a little less sweet.

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The N-X of Netflix

A post by My Toddler Cooks at My Toddler Cooks

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Three Rouge Pour Vous!
Today we feature three lovely reds, including a bargain Pinot Noir from the Ardeche of all places. Not too far away from the Ardeche, comes the “poetic” La Cantilene from the little La Liviniere appellation in Minervois. And then a dash across Provence and into Italy for Mary Pawle’s soft and gorgeous Valpolicella import.  Continue reading »

Hear me growl

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

So my local supermarket got a growler station in. It’s mounted on an island bar in the off licence section and features two taps of microbrewed Irish beer, one permanent (so far), the other rotating. Growlers are available in one litre and two litre sizes, priced at €11 and €22 for the vessel and its first fill, with the beer costing €7 and €14 thereafter. It’s spendy for supermarket beer, no doubt.  Continue reading »

Taste of the Week

Shines Wild Irish Tuna

Shines Wild Irish Tuna comes packed tightly in a jar, packed full of flavour too, and is our Taste of the Week.

Use it with a simple salad, as we did, and you’ll get all that delicious flavour of the amazing Albacore Tuna, moist, succulent and meaty. Or you can move up to Tuna-Garbanzo Salad! What’s that? You may well ask. Well, it’s just one of the recipes that Shines provide on their website.  Continue reading »

If you’re a food blogger and you’d like to attract brands, or be offered opportunities/invites here are some questions you will need to answer first. Let’s accept you have great images and decent recipes, or at least you’re working on them. It goes without saying that these are prerequisites for food bloggers!  Continue reading »

The Café At Stephen Pearce PotteryAt The End Of The Lane

I was sitting in the Cafe at Stephen Pearce Pottery when I heard them. I looked up at the sloping ceiling, up beyond the many paintings of fruits and vegetables, expecting to see a swallow or two. But, no. The bird sounds were coming from the room next door, from a couple of lovebirds.  Continue reading »

The purse strings have tightened in our household and I’m back to the shopping tips. In case you’ve never read them before, every Monday I round up the top grocery offers and do the research so that you don’t have to. All of the information I collate is just the pick of the deals, you decide whether to buy them or not!
I’m not paid or sponsored to do this, I just figure if I’m going the research to save my household money then others might like to benefit as well.  Continue reading »

Gone Fishing!

A post by sheila kiely at Gimme the recipe

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Don’t mention the war

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

It’s come up before how Irish supermarkets are currently using beer as one of the weapons in their endless struggle for dominance over each other. This is a good thing, in my opinion. Even aside from the well-priced quality beer available, it’s also a sign that the average shopper is getting more choosy about their beer.  Continue reading »

Gaillot et Gray has opened in a former bookie’s premises on Lower Clanbrassil Street, just a stones throw away from the hot newcomer restaurant Bastible, and next door to the craft beer pub 57 The Headline. Slowly, bit by bit, this area of Dublin is getting gussied up.  Continue reading »