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Top 11 Irish Food Markets You Need To Know

Sat, 22 Apr 2017

Foodies in the know are aware that if they want to try the latest artisan products then Irish food markets are the places to go. So many of our most popular Irish brands started their lives at weekly food markets, and as the first rung of the ladder for producers who are testing their products, […]

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We’ve Got Your Communion Food Covered

Sat, 22 Apr 2017

Communion season is upon us, and with it, the pressure of feeding a million people while making sure your child is having the day of their lives. When it comes to cooking for a crowd, a few tips and tricks can come in handy. Here are our top ten tips for cooking for a crowd, […]


Make-Ahead Dinners

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Spending a few hours in the kitchen on a weekend can prove endlessly helpful during the working week; especially if you plan a few weeks ahead of time. The key to make-ahead dinners is to choose flavours that get better as they develop. Think soups, stews, casseroles. Think marinating meat in freezer bags. Think freezing […]


Cooking With Kids

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

The kids are off school which means plenty of time to get them cooking. If you have some spare time this week, then set aside a few hours to get busy with your small people – there truly is no greater gift that you can give them than confidence in the kitchen. Here are our […]


9 Healthy Recipes With Tinned Tomatoes

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

When fresh tomatoes haven’t hit high season yet, it’s perfectly acceptable to embrace tinned tomatoes or passata. In fact, recipes with tinned tomatoes are really good for you. They are low in calories and high in vitamins B6 and C, high in fibre and lycopene, an antioxidant known to lower the risk of heart disease. […]


5 Ways To Use Up Leftover Easter Eggs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

If your house is over-run with Easter eggs, then read on. Here are five of our favourite melt-and-make recipes, ideal for using up leftover Easter Eggs.  


Easter Egg Cake Pops

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

Fun egg shaped cake pops decorated with sprinkles that are perfect for Easter. Use this delicious vanilla sponge and frosting recipe to make any cake pops, or you can also use your own favourite recipes. For the cake: 190g/6½oz self raising flour, sieved 155g/5½oz plain flour, sieved 1 tsp salt 250ml/9fl oz milk 2 tsp […]

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5 Easter Treats To Make With Kids

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

If you want to get busy with your kids in the kitchen, then here are our top 5 Easter bakes to make with kids. Don’t forget to check out our guide to baking with kids before you go down this rabbit hole. We warned you, ok? Chocolate Toffee Cornflake Cakes Melt and mix, with little […]

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Your Easter Feast, Found

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

This weekend, make your Easter feast as stress-free as possible with our mix and match meal ideas. Choose dishes that your whole family will love, and do as much as possible in advance. This weekend should be relaxed for you as much as those you love, so take it easy on yourself, and enjoy the […]

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5 Ways With Fish

Fri, 14 Apr 2017

Love fish but not sure how to cook it? Fish is a really nutritious food, being rich in protein, vitamins and minerals which are essential to maintain good health, and it’s recommended that we eat at least two portions of fish a week. So, what to cook? Here are our favourite ways with fish – […]


Kids Snacking Habits

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

Research reveals that parents tell ‘little white lies’ to trick kids into eating healthily Kids love snacking and getting playful with food as research reveals that almost three quarters of parents encourage their children to have fun with food in order to get them to eat.  New research findings by Cheestrings Scoffies, Ireland’s latest snack […]

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Cooking This Easter?

Sun, 09 Apr 2017

Whether you are cooking for a crowd, or creating a meal for immediate family, here are a few ideas to whet your appetite, and start the Easter celebrations in style. The Family Table There is no table more important than the family one this Easter. Lamb is a natural choice, synonymous with Easter as it […]