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…

Peeta’s Wedding Cake in District 13

Warning: Contains spoilers for The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Introduced in the final instalment of the hugely successful Hunger Games trilogy, this wedding cake is a creation of one the main protagonists, Peeta Mellark. The author, Suzanne Collins writes; “Four people wheel out a huge wedding cake from a side room. “Most of the guests back…

The Survival Series Part 11: Horn of Plenty

Walking across woodlands and along old ruins and walls, my inner forager leaps into action. This week on the survival series, I’m going back to fungi and am looking at other edible treat that’s worth nabbing if you’re in a hurry: Horn of Plenty or the Trumpet of Death Don’t let this mushroom’s ominous-sounding name…

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…

The Survival Series Part Ten: Dandelions

Escapism can be such a release, but when combined with real world scenarios and food it can also be quite fun! Inspired by my love for post-apocalyptic survival, wild food and adventure, part 10 of this series is focusing in on: Dandelions Often considered as one of those pesky weeds that hang about your garden,…

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…

The Survival Series Part Nine: Comfrey

Some day when all hell breaks loose, there will be a group of us who will be able to make our way in the wilderness and embrace survival. A little knowledge goes a long way! This series is inspired by my love for post-apocalyptic stories and foraging, and this week I’m looking at: Comfrey A…

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…

The Survival Series Part Seven: Dillisk

Wild food, ahoy – Grab your buckets and scissors, we’re off on another seaside adventure! This week on the Survival Series, I’m taking a closer look at a rather tasty cold water algae: Dillisk Also known as dulse, this algae species is mostly found in the middle to lower shore. Characterised by its red or…