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Hot on the heels of their Teeling Single Cask, online German whiskey retailer, Irish Whiskeys, has released another exclusive bottling. This is a single cask, single malt, triple-distilled in 2001 at a distillery in Northern Ireland (more we are not permitted to say). It was matured in a bourbon hogshead and bottled at 51%. There are only 120 bottles, €79.90 a pop.
It has been christened “Ómra” which, I have just learned, means “amber” in Irish.  Continue reading »

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Electric Fish

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD IN CORK

Electric Fish

Scallop & Cod Burger

If you go to the Fish Bar at Electric, you must try their burger. A fish burger? Yes, why not? And this one is something special. I know I’ve mentioned it before but the Scallop and Cod Burger, served with cucumber pickled and smoked paprika aioli, is irresistible. And that tender brioche burger, made in-house, is a perfect wrap for the quality fish within!

It was one of our mains in the South Mall venue at the weekend.  Continue reading »

Black Pudding Salad

A post by Wholesome Ireland at Wholesome Ireland

You might have seen the recent video where Buzzfeed staff in the US decided to try out some Irish ‘snacks’. I’m not sure that many Irish people snack on black pudding. That’s not to say that we don’t like it. The only person who won’t eat it in the family is the 15-year-old, simply because she prefers the white version, straight from the casing.  Continue reading »

With sales of Organic food increasing once again, I spoke to William Doherty and Caitriona Daunt. The couple run Organic Republic, an organic produce home delivery service, as well as their own stall at a number of farmers’ markets in Cork.  I spoke to Cathriona about their operation.

Oliver Moore: What’s your background Cathriona?

Cathriona Daunt: I studied French and Spanish in UCC, and then worked abroad. I also did a horticulture course here in Ireland when I returned.  Continue reading »

Midleton Very Rare 2014

A post by David Havelin at Liquid Irish

Irish Distillers have just released this year’s edition of Midleton Very Rare. It’s the 30th anniversary of Midleton Very Rare but it’s also significant because this is the first to bear the signature of Master Distiller Brian Nation. He succeeded to that role when Barry Crockett retired in 2013.

Master Distiller Brian Nation. Photo courtesy of Irish Distillers.  Continue reading »

Cherry Froyo Popsicles

A post by Vicky at S'tasty

I’m back again with ‘yet another’ cherry dessert. They are so good and plentiful this summer, and I want to make the most of this bumper cherry season. This week, I made some wonderful cherry yogurt popsicles. Popsicles are great on a hot summer’s day, but the ones you buy in stores tend to be full of sugar and colorings. These popsicles are made with fresh cherries, a little sugar (you could use honey instead) and lots of natural yogurt.  Continue reading »

The Raven Rita is a delicious variation on one of my favourite cocktails, the margarita. Chambord is a magnificent black raspberry liqueur, which comes in a wonderfully regal, orb-shaped bottle. A little dash of Chambord in a glass of sparkling wine adds some real magic to celebrations, but it also brings depth and sweetness to many other cocktails. In fact, a bottle of Chambord never seems to last too long in our house.  Continue reading »

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We have a cover. And a name. And – almost! – a book. That little project* that I mentioned way back in February? It’s so close….  Continue reading »

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Superb Kale at Killavullen Market

“Throw in a few beans, please!”

Delighted I made it to the Killavullen Farmers Market last Saturday. Brought the bags, as usual – no point in going to a market unless you bring bags – and filled them up.
A big welcome and lots of good things to eat and drink here.  Continue reading »

Let’s go outside

A post by Valerie O'Connor at Val's Kitchen

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The week that’s in it

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

We had a couple of goings-on of beery significance in Dublin last week. Thursday saw 57 The Headline host the local launch of St. Mel’s Brewing. St. Mel’s in Longford Town may be a very new operation but it’s helmed by Liam Hanlon, previously the head brewer at Carlow and the creator of the beers that went on to become O’Hara’s IPA and Leann Folláin. He’s operating on a 15hL Irish-built brewkit now, producing three bottle-conditioned beers to begin with.  Continue reading »

I love to travel, to wander the world in search of new experiences and great food, but sometimes the best treats of all are on my own doorstep. This weekend is one of those lovely summer weekends in Duncannon. My Big Green Egg has been on since 6 am this Sunday morning and Pulled Pork and Beer Can Chicken are cooking away as I write.  Continue reading »

Things often never go to plan, which is why we were late leaving Dublin and why we subsequently found ourselves deep in the Tipperary countryside stuck behind a tractor with a trailer-full of round bales. As a farmer’s daughter, the “stuck behind a tractor” is a story I’ve used many times to explain tardiness, but this time I wasn’t trying to dodge my mother’s ire. Instead, we were trying to arrive in time for dinner at the Old Convent in Clogheen.  Continue reading »

Well now, this post has been a long time coming. Having been sucked into the black hole that is house renovation, the Daily Spud has become closer to the monthly spud, while prospective posts have languished on the proverbial back burner. Now that I have acquired an actual back burner – along with the kitchen to go with it, and of which more anon – it’s time to fire things up again.  Continue reading »

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Goat Biscuits

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

Goat, I hear you say.  Has she finally lost the run of herself?  Actually no, I'm still quite as sane as I was last week but I've been playing around with a few biscuit recipes lately.  One I've always loved is my Oat and Vanilla Shortbread biscuits : they're exceedingly easy to make and every time I make them, they vanish in the blink of an eye.  Continue reading »