Review: Salamander Coffee House, Newbridge

Salamander Coffee House Newbridge, Co. Kildare   Bold statements, great coffee and delicious food has Salamander Coffee House making a bit of a name for itself in Newbridge. Upon first entering the cafe last Saturday (during The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Busk and Food Festival) I was greeted with “have you heard we do the best coffee in Newbridge?” Bold and confident it may … Continue reading Review: Salamander Coffee House, Newbridge

Thai Red Curry…..In a Hurry

Thai Red Curry…..In a Hurry! There is nothing better than a good curry. In Ireland, our taste buds have been pretty much ruined by a suspiciously Irish sounding manufacturer in a red topped tub hogging the curry market for years. Mammy’s made it, children loved it, everyone’s happy. I confess to being one such child, I would happily devour plates of “curry” so long as … Continue reading Thai Red Curry…..In a Hurry

Altamont Gardens and The Walled Garden Cafe

Altamont Gardens and The Walled Garden Cafe Ballon, Co. Carlow Yesterday Ali and myself decided to take a trip to the Altamont Gardens located just outside the beautiful village of Ballon, Co. Carlow. The gardens are immaculately kept and looked particularly stunning on such a beautiful day. Before taking a stroll around we popped into The Walled Garden Cafe for a light lunch. The cafe … Continue reading Altamont Gardens and The Walled Garden Cafe