Month: September 2016

Network Cafe

Connecting Coffee Addicts with Great Coffee – Network Cafe Review

Network Cafe is all about connecting coffee addicts with exceptional coffee. Located on Aungier Street, opposite to the DIT Kevin Street, this gem has everything to indulge my coffee cravings. From tasty beans to uber-positive people, I know I am in good hands. The team led by the owner Ollie did a great job to …

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Butternut Squash and Chorizo Salad with Harissa and Feta Recipe from A Cookbook Collection

Butternut Squash and Chorizo with Harissa and Feta Salad Recipe from A Cookbook Collection

This salad recipe is proof that necessity is the mother of all invention. It was created from a ‘raid what is in the fridge’ night. It is so tasty and easy to make. I like to fry chorizo until it becomes crispy but feel free to cook yours less if you like. I roast a …

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Mendel Semillon with Wild Irish Salmon - Recipe and Wine Pairing by Julie Dupouy

Mendel Semillon with Wild Irish Salmon – Recipe and Wine Pairing by Julie Dupouy

I have a great passion for discovering new wines and I love cooking for friends. I am going to introduce to you some fantastic new wines and then take you through the dishes I love to prepare with them. The dishes will be simple, the ingredients readily available and hopefully the results very memorable. So …

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Fall in Love with Wines from la Bella Valpolicella

Fall in Love with Wines from la Bella Valpolicella

William Shakespeare had a soft spot for Veneto, a region in which he based classic works such as The Merchant of Venice, Othello, The Two Gentlemen from Verona and Romeo and Juliet. Just north-west from the town of the star-crossed lovers, we have Valpolicella, a region that might not have such a famous couple, but instead features a memorable triangle: Corvina, Rondinella …

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Vines and the City: Urban Vineyards are a Growing Trend

Vines and the City: Urban Vineyards are a Growing Trend

Vineyards tend to project a bucolic aura of prosperous country life, the exalted pride of a farming heritage tracing back for generations, the ancestral happiness of the harvest. For some winemakers who lean towards the natural and minimum intervention styles, these pre-industrial era values are everything and the idea of an urban vineyard might strike them as a bit …

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Penfolds: The Australian Wine Legend you Can Count On

Penfolds: The Australian Wine Legend you Can Count On

Wine regions are often classified as either “Old World” or “New World”, a convenient, if blunt, dichotomy that in reality means Europe and everywhere else, respectively. But many “New World” producers are quite uncomfortable with being called ‘new’, given a lot of them have been around for over a century. They’re also wary of the …

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Anna Jane Apple Cake

Apple, Raisin and Oat Cakes Recipe by Anna Jane Kingston

An apple a day keeps the Doctor away right?! So, lets throw it into cake form along with some energy giving oats and juicy raisins and you’ve got yourself a grab and go snack. The list of ingredients for this apple, raisin and oat cakes recipe might seem long – but honestly, you’ll probably have …

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Beetroot Cupcakes Recipe with Orange & Poppy Seed Icing by Niamh Mannion

Beetroot Cupcakes Recipe with Orange & Poppy Seed Icing by Niamh Mannion

We are all so used to carrots being used in baking and whilst Carrot Cake is definitely one of my favourites, I wanted to try something a little different, so I decided to experiment a little by replacing beetroot in my standard Carrot Cupcakes recipe. I felt that a cream cheese icing would clash with …

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Stuffed Tomatoes Blazing Salads

Stuffed Tomatoes with Yoghurt and Mint Recipe from Blazing Salads

This stuffed tomato recipe is perfect at highlighting the versatility of tomatoes. If you can get your hands on some home grown tomatoes even better. Make a tofu spring onion sauce and it will also suit the vegans in your life. Yumm! Serves 6 Ingredients: For the stuffed tomatoes – 150g brown basmati rice – …

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Pea & Mint Falafel with Harissa Yoghurt Dip Recipe by Niamh Mannion

Pea & Mint Falafel with Harissa Yoghurt Dip Recipe by Niamh Mannion

I’m a huge fan of peas and with their inherent sweetness find them hard to resist. They are relatively trouble-free to grow so I plant quite a large crop each year. In this dip recipe, I love the taste of freshly podded peas and will admit that many of them are eaten as they are …

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Häagen-Dazs Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee Recipe from Häagen-Dazs

This simple yet delicious Hot Coffee recipe has been crafted especially for Häagen-Dazs by Natasha Shariff and Shaun Ong of Bettr Barista, a professional award winning coffee academy and social enterprise based in Singapore. For more information, visit them at www.bettrbarista.com. Ingredients: – 1 shot of espresso – 100ml milk – 50g Häagen-Dazs Coffee ice cream – Chocolate powder – Fresh roasted coffee …

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Wee Buns Walking Routes in Northern Ireland

Celebrate Bread and Baking month this September with these short walks all with nearby coffee shops serving up some of the best home baking Northern Ireland has to offer! Walk: Blessingbourne Woodland Walk, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone – 2.5 miles This historic 550 acre country estate in the heart of the picturesque Clogher Valley offers walking …

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7 Traditional Tea Rooms for Tasty Teatime Treats in Northern Ireland

Whether you’re on a short break to Northern Ireland or organising a girls’ day out, what better way to kick-back and relax than with a well-earned rest at a Traditional Tea Room. As we celebrate Bread and Baking Month, take some time out and visit one of Northern Ireland’s many tea houses, renowned for serving up delicious baked treats and a …

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Chefs Table France

Watch: Netflix Debut Chef’s Table France Trailer Before Tomorrow’s Launch

Chef’s Table, the Netflix original documentary series which has already taken us inside the worlds of some of the most renowned chefs in the world, including Massimo Bottura, Francis Mallmann, and Magnus Nilsson, is back, now as Chef’s Table France. This time with four special episodes dedicated to four of the world’s most renowned French …

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