Month: June 2015

Review: Salamander Coffee House, Newbridge

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 […]

Thai Red Curry…..In a Hurry

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 […]

Roast Pork with Crackling

Roast Pork with Crackling

Roast Pork with Crackling and Balsamic Gravy I’m on a serious pork buzz at the moment. The pig is the most wonderful creature that just keeps on giving. The conditions that pigs are kept in in this country (aswel as most others) has me somewhat […]

Altamont Gardens and The Walled Garden Cafe

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 […]

Ciao Paolo

Ciao Paolo

Today had the potential to be a great day. My beloved Juventus play Barcelona in the Champions League Final tonight and I have been building up for weeks. Will Suarez take another bite of Chiellini’s arm? Can Pirlo conduct the game from midfield? Or will […]

Ethical Eating

Ethical Eating

Over the past couple of years I’ve been shocked upon researching the treatment of certain animals destined for our plates. I say certain animals because it is just that. On this fair isle, in general, it’s safe to say that cows and sheep have the […]