Food Producer Series – Old Farm

Food Producer Series – Old Farm

3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days later we had 42 baby pigs and we were suddenly in the pig farming business – Margaret O’Farrell Making our way up the drive we pass by a sign that reads, “Slow down,…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Heart-warming isn’t always synonymous with healthy. When we think of comfort food we often evoke images of rich sauces, gravies, smooth buttery mash potato and puddings laden with equal amounts of decadence and guilt. Then there are dishes that cross…

Food on the Edge 2017: A Reaction

Food on the Edge 2017: A Reaction

Action is the bridge between intentions and reality… Intentions are lovely but actions are stronger – Margot Janse In opening with Dominic MacSorely, CEO of Concern international, this year’s Food on the Edge symposium made a clear statement of the…

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

The air remains temperate echoing of the long yearned for but seldom bestowed summer but the night draws closer still, expelling its cooler breath and reminding us of impending winter. It’s the beginning of autumn and with it comes the…

Classic Victoria Sponge

Classic Victoria Sponge

Sometimes it’s just about the simple things. When the complexities of life take over we often turn toward the constant, assuredness of what we can rely on, the comfort and satisfaction of a humble classic. You can always trust on…

Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale Recommendations

Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale Recommendations

This Thursday 3rd August, Aldi is launching its Aldi Lovers Wine Sale, a collection of diverse and interesting wines from around the world. In a collection consisting of 5 sparkling, 6 whites, and 12 reds coming from well known countries…

Kos: Where to Eat and Drink

Kos: Where to Eat and Drink

Kos, you had me at xαίρετε. From the stunning hotel Aqua Blu Hotel and Spa (review here) to the friendly and welcoming nature of the island’s people to it’s sandy beaches, it has it all. If you’re planning a visit…

Review: Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa and Cuvée Restaurant

Review: Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa and Cuvée Restaurant

According to Condé Nast this is one of the top 20 hotels in Greece and the accompanying islands and once you set foot into the doors of Aqua Blu Hotel and Spa in Kos it’s certainly easy to see why….

Food Producer Series – Anam Coffee

Food Producer Series – Anam Coffee

We set about creating a rural business that represented everything about the Burren in the best possible way and developing our brand so that it really spoke about a sense of place. So our name, Anam, meaning soul or spirit…

New York Sour

New York Sour

I don’t think anyone would be too surprised to know that two of my favourite things in life are red wine and whiskey. Both are seductive, alluring, and complex drinks and so the idea of mixing them together one could…