Word of Mouth: Inspiration aplenty at the Waterford Harvest Festival

A last minute notion struck my Mam and I to head down to Waterford for the weekend for their annual Harvest Festival, that was in conjunction with Grow it Yourself (GIY) International. A celebration of food heritage and culture aimed to suit all tastes, the harvest festival has been around since pagan times acting as…

Part 25: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Another Sunday, another short round-up of some of Ireland’s best food producers! Celebrating local produce, this week I’m looking at five more companies that caught my eye: Kearney Blue Cheese A deliciously creamy cheese with a balanced blue flavour throughout, Kearney Blue is definitely one for the cheeseboard. Based in Northern Ireland, the cheese itself…

Part 24: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Dairy, meat, fish, fruit – to an outsider you mightn’t believe it, but believe me, we’ve got it! Celebrating the best of Ireland’s producers, this series looks at the vast range of goods we have to offer in our wee country. Here are five more producers that stood out for me this week (a huge…

Part 23: Irish food and drink producers worth getting to know

Have a love for all things Irish? Looking to try something different? This food and drink producer series looks at some of the many companies in Ireland that are creating the best of the best of local products. Here are five more producers that caught my eye this week: Ardmayle Organic Meats An organic farmer…

Part 22: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

It’s that time of the week again! Celebrating the best of what Ireland has to offer, this series looks at the country’s vast array of food and drink producers. Here are five more companies that caught my eye this week: Burren Balsamics Based in Co. Down, Burren Balsamics produce zesty zingy taste sensations through velvety…

Part 21: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Celebrating the best of what Ireland has to offer, each week I highlight some of the country’s wonderful homemade produce and products! Here are five more producers that caught my eye this week: Longways Cider Company Longways Cider Company producers premium Irish cider direct from their family orchard in Co. Tipperary. Vibrant and fruity with…

Part 20: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

What we create here in Ireland is something that’s worth celebrating. We have world class meat and dairy, and with talented producers on our doorsteps it’s no wonder that we’re admired from abroad. Here are five more producers that stood out for me this week: West Cork Pies Fan of the rebel county? West Cork…

Part 18: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Celebrating the best of what Ireland has to offer, this series delves in the the food and drink industry to find companies that deserve to be highlighted! Here are five more companies that I spotted on my travels this week: Tynedale Goats Based in the Belfast Hills this company produces goat meat from male kids…

Recipe: Cardamom Hot Chocolate

This afternoon and like most weekends, it got to that time of day where I was staring at my cupboard and wondering what I could come up with, with random ingredients. Eureka, there was cardamom! Since attending Ballymaloe Cookery School, I’ve had a mild obsession with this nifty spice, and so it only was natural…

Part 17: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

We don’t need to look far to see some of the wonderful products that are being created right under our noses! From homemade goods to family-based produce, we create a vast variety of food and drink in the country that are worth celebrating. Here are five more food and drink producers that caught my eye…