Month: November 2020

Send a Christmas Card Created in Ireland this Festive Season

Irish artists, designers, makers and creators have been brightening our Instagram feeds throughout the pandemic with their wonderfully inspiring colourful creations. We have compiled a list of Irish Greeting Card companies that have created some fantastic original and imaginative Christmas Cards. This year more than ever we have had time to re-evaluate the power of …

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Where to Find the Ultimate Hot Chocolate Fix in the Capital this Christmas

‘Tis the season to sip on a sumptuous Hot Chocolate. We have compiled a list of our favourite Hot Chocolates. If wrapping up for a walk whilst nursing a delicious hot chocolate is not yet a festive tradition, this is the year to begin making it one. Fallon & ByrneDreaming of a White Christmas? Then …

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Weber Barbecued Christmas Roast Potatoes Recipe

Enjoy a tasty Christmas ham served by a side of almond crusted roasties for the perfect festive family spread. With your festive feast on your Weber barbecue, win back oven space and time with the family and spend only 30 mins preparing without sacrificing all the tasty results. Preparation time: 10 minutesBBQ temperature: 250-280 °CMethod: IndirectEquipment: INGREDIENTS: Potatoes: …

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French Flair in County Kildare – Vie de Châteaux Restaurant Review

After months of lockdown we were excited to be able to enjoy a Friday night out. Dinner in Vie de Châteaux is always a treat. We have visited several times and the food is consistently brilliant. The menu on offer is uncomplicated with a dish to suit every French Restaurant lover. The Burrata starter and …

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Weber Barbecued Christmas Ham Recipe

Enjoy a tasty Christmas ham served by a side of almond crusted roasties for the perfect festive family spread. With your festive feast on your Weber barbecue, win back oven space and time with the family and spend only 30 mins preparing without sacrificing all the tasty results. Serves: 8 peoplePreparation time: 30 minutesBBQ temperature: 250-280 °CMethod: IndirectEquipment: Ingredients: …

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Zucchini & carrot salad with red prawns and lemon vinaigrette Recipe by Chef Igor Cikarev of The Gibson Hotel

Sometimes, the simplest dishes are the best. This dazzling chilli prawn salad recipe is full of colour and flavour, and can be on the table in 30 minutes flat. Servings: 6 Ingredients 4 medium zucchini sliced into long strips 2 medium carrots sliced into long strips  1 banana shallot, diced 2 tsp pomace olive oil …

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Chocolate BIRCHER with caramel crack Recipe by Baker Boys

Ingredients: Serves 1 portion250g (8,8oz) almond milk1 ripe banana, roughly chopped1⁄2 tbsp cocoa powder (over 70% cocoa)10g (0,3oz) dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa) 75g (2,65oz) oats20g (0,70oz) dates, chopped15g (0,70oz.) brown sugar Method: Place all the ingredients apart from oats in a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour the mixture over the oats and stir well. …

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Beets & St. Tola Goat’s Cheese Bonda Recipe by Chef Karan Mittal of Ananda Restaurant

Ingredients: For Beetroot mixture: Beetroot, boiled and grated – 3 medium Potato, boiled and grated – 1 medium Refined oil – 2 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Chopped ginger – 1 tbsp Chopped green chilli – 1 tsp Salt – to taste Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp Chopped coriander – 1 tsp Refined oil …

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Scallop, Tomato, Radish, Dill Recipe by Chef Andy McFadden of Glovers Alley Restaurant

Ingredients Serves 4 8 large scallops sea salt calamansi vinegar 350g cherry tomatoes thyme sprigs 200g rainbow radishes sea salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon, zest only extra virgin olive oil 4 ripe plum tomatoes 1 tsp sugar 100g dill, leaves only 100ml pomace oil  Method Open the scallops by inserting the point …

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Black Olive & Parmesan Bread Recipe by Chef Andy McFadden of Glovers Alley Restaurant

Ingredients 1700G T 55  42G SUGAR 42G SALT 812G WATER 125G OLIVE OIL 64G YEAST Method Mix the sugar and flour together in a mixing bowl with a dough hook attachment Blend together the olive oil and the water. Then add the yeast.  On a slow speed, add the yeast mix and olive mix to …

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Beet ‘Tartare’, Hazelnut, Mustard, Watercress Recipe by Chef Andy McFadden of Glovers Alley Restaurant

Beet ‘Tartare’, Hazelnut, Mustard, Watercress Serves 4 Ingredients 2 Large Organic Beetroot 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp capers, chopped 2 tbsp gherkin, finely diced 2 tbsp shallot, finely diced 2 tbsp mixed herbs (parsley, tarragon, chervil) 2 tbsp chives, finely sliced 35g English mustard  70g egg white 5g cabernet sauvignon vinegar 5g lea …

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