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Sliced { Ballincollig }

Sliced Ballincollig.   A badly needed eatery has just opened in Ballincollig {outside Cork city} and it is excellent. I've sampled the antipasto.... ....the pizza ....the wine and the coffee but I'll have to go back again for the dessert. It's good value & child friendly and while we were there a number of people… Continue reading Sliced { Ballincollig }

Three Castle Head Cafe
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West Cork’s Best Kept Secret – Three Castle Head Cafe

NOTE: UPDATE August 2019 - to the best of my knowledge The Cafe is not currently open and wasn't last summer either - i do hope that changes and if it does I will update again......... Shhhh. Go find it and then don't tell anyone where it is. Amazing coffee, the world's best chocolate brownies… Continue reading West Cork’s Best Kept Secret – Three Castle Head Cafe

Along the Way in Goleen
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Along The Way, a new cafe in Goleen, West Cork

If you're Irish you've heard of The Mizen, you've heard of Schull, The Fastnet, Crookhaven and Barleycove Beach but have you heard of Goleen?  I'm often met with a "where's that?" when I announce that I'm off to Goleen on my holidays and I've been returning there every summer since my childhood.  It is as unspoiled a… Continue reading Along The Way, a new cafe in Goleen, West Cork

Hot Chocolate with Skellig at The Heather
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Eat, sleep, do. Killarney.

We needed a break.  We really neeeeeeeeeded a break. And after 3 nights away in Killarney we got that and more.  It was fabulous.  A complete change from the norm and a time to switch off from work and switch on to fun and the good things in life.  I've been thinking about it from… Continue reading Eat, sleep, do. Killarney.

photo by Sheila Kiely
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Lilly Higgins’ Dream Deli

Lilly Higgins has written a beautiful new book called Dream Deli.  It is different, it is fresh, it is vibrant.  Turn the pages and you will be sitting down at one of the jam-packed tables in Lilly's dream deli.  Jam-packed because not only is this the food that Lilly wants to serve it is also… Continue reading Lilly Higgins’ Dream Deli

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{Gimme the Recipe} News & Mentions

So Autumn has had plenty to offer so far and there's lots going on over the coming weeks too. .... Raymond Blanc. Seeing Raymond Blanc of Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons in action at The Mill Restaurant at Blarney on 12th September was a wonderful privilege and though he may have been there to promote his range… Continue reading {Gimme the Recipe} News & Mentions

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I’ve been enjoying…. in July 2013

I've Been Enjoying........Intense Coconut a friend told me about Lindt's Coconut Intense bar and I scoured the shelves of every shop I visited until I came up trumps.  It is a rather tasty little treat.....Baking Macaroons keeping things coconutty I've been baking macaroons.  Not to be confused with the dainty macaron the macaroon is robust… Continue reading I’ve been enjoying…. in July 2013

Heaven Preserve Us Lemon Curd Jar of
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I’m Enjoying…. in June 2013

I'm Enjoying.... ....Lemon Curd Is there no end to amazing Irish food producers?  Heaven Preserve Us have a beautiful array of preserves selling at Irish Farmers Markets including this amazing lemon curd. {produced in Ovens, Co. Cork}.  I used my jar of lemon curd to make an ahhmazing Lemon & Raspberry Pavlova - and yes,… Continue reading I’m Enjoying…. in June 2013

Red Onions Up Close
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I’m Enjoying…. in May 2013

I'm Enjoying.... ....Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. After finally splashing out on a fancy food processor what better recipes to put it to the test with than with 'Jamie's 15 Minute Meals' - Delicious, Nutritious, Super-Fast Food.  So far I've tried 3 recipes from the book with great success.  Now maybe it's my faffing and to-ing and… Continue reading I’m Enjoying…. in May 2013