Tag: Kildare

Review: Harte’s, Kildare Town

Review: Harte’s, Kildare Town

Harte’s of Kildare “What have you done to him??!” Katie is not happy. It’s my birthday and we are sitting around the table eating. Shane takes a sip of wine (a Monte Tombole Valpolicella Superiore) and observes how spicy it is. His plate is filled […]

Glazed Christmas Ham

Glazed Christmas Ham

Glazed Christmas Ham I’m sitting in Con’s sipping my fourth pint of the black stuff. I’m not a big drinker and with pint number four comes the merry feeling that only pints on Christmas Eve can give you. It’s a rather slow walk stumble home […]

Moyleabbey Organic Farm

Moyleabbey Organic Farm

Moyleabbey Organic Farm Located close to the picturesque Quaker village of Ballitore, Co. Kildare, Moyleabbey Organic Farm (website) has been going from strength to strength since been set up from scratch little over a decade ago. Liam Ryan eventually took the plunge having spent time […]

Review: Canteen, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Review: Canteen, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Canteen Sometimes it’s difficult for a restaurant to live up to expectations. Difficult but not impossible. I’ve wanted to visit Canteen for a long time. I first heard about it in Catherine Cleary’s review in The Irish Times back in July 2014 (read it here) […]

Castleruddery Organic Farm

Castleruddery Organic Farm

Castleruddery Organic Farm “Are these lemons waxed or unwaxed” – it’s about five years ago and I’m way out of my comfort zone. I’ve just read in a Darina Allen book that I must use the zest of unwaxed lemons only and I’m having trouble […]

Newbridge Cottage Market

Newbridge Cottage Market

Newbridge Cottage Market Town Hall, Saturday 3rd of June @ 10am There have been many attempts to set up markets in Newbridge over the past few years. George’s St. was home to a weekly food market for just a couple of months after the Newbridge […]

Lunch at The Candied Walnut, Naas

Lunch at The Candied Walnut, Naas

The Candied Walnut I’m wickedly hungry. Having stayed up until almost 3am watching “The People vs OJ Simpson” on netflix, I eventually manage to drag myself out of the bed at 11.30. I have a coffee but it’s too late to have something to eat, […]

Ubh Café, Newbridge

Ubh Café, Newbridge

Ubh Café Are we still in Newbridge? When I look outside I see the familiar sight of George’s Street, although the menu in front of me leads me to believe either I’ve been transported elsewhere or somebody is taking a shot to see if our […]

VDC @ The Curragh Cafe, Co. Kildare

VDC @ The Curragh Cafe, Co. Kildare

VDC @ The Curragh Cafe It’s a dark and miserable day in late December, that limbo period between Christmas and New Year. I usually spend this time piling on the pounds and drinking my body weight in wine. Occasionally I venture out and after a […]

Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

The holy grail – the perfect wood-fired pizza. Wood-fired pizzas have gained unprecedented popularity in recent years. A new pizza place seems to open in Dublin city centre almost weekly and people are flocking to them. Outside of the city, it’s much more difficult to […]