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#Simple Christmas Cake From Odlums

What you need: Lot 1 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 175g/6oz Margarine or Butter (room temperature) 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar 4 large Eggs Rind of 1 Lemon Rind of 1 Orange ½ teaspoon Mixed Spice ½ teaspoon Nutmeg 2 tablespoons Whiskey (optional) Lot 2 500g Pack Shamrock Luxury Fruit Mix 100g Tub Shamrock Cherries 100g Tub […]

#DECEMBERFOOD: A Ballymaloe Christmas With All the Trimmings

Nothing is more synonymous with Christmas dinner than our festive favourites from Ballymaloe. An Irish institution, you would be hard pressed to find an Irish cook who doesn’t have some recipes from Myrtle, Darina or Rachel Allen in their home.  The long line of influential Allen women begins with Myrtle Allen, a renowned cook and […]

The Perfect Christmas Chocolate Pudding From Odlums

  What you need: For The Pudding: 125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour 125g/4oz Butter (softened) 125g/4oz Caster Sugar 2 large Eggs (beaten) 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder 125g /4oz Plain Chocolate (melted) 50g Shamrock Pecan Nuts (chopped) 15ml/1 tbsp Milk For The Sauce: 125g/4oz Plain Chocolate, broken into pieces 25g/1oz Butter 30ml/2 tbsp Golden Syrup How […]

Game On at the Garryvoe: Wild Game Night at Samphire

Foodies rejoice! There is a culinary experience with a difference coming to Cork this weekend, so if you fancy delicious dishes with a twist, get yourself to Garryvoe. The Game Night at Samphire ‘Social Eating Space’ in the Garryvoe Hotel will take place on Friday 25th November and is sure to please the palettes of […]

Make A Pizza In A Mug In Under Two Minutes

Just when you thought pizza couldn’t possibly be improved upon, a brilliant food hack comes along that somehow manages to make it even more amazing. Food genius Gemma Stafford recently shared her recipe for making pizza in a mug, and the internet cannot stop talking about it. The best part is that mug pizzas are just as easy to […]

Spice Up Your Life With These Insanely Good Sauces!

In 2010 a West Cork food manufacturing company decided to take their talents to the retail sector and created a range of fresh, chilled sauces called Insanely Good™.   After seeing countless sauces on our supermarket shelves filled with additives and fillers with fancy scientific names and few authentic ingredients, Tom and Denis of Spice […]

Top Foods That Make You Burn Fat Quickly

LEMONS You always hear that your liver loves lemon. Why? Well our liver secretes bile, bile helps to break down fat and lemon water can help thin out bile and get toxins out of your liver. As a result, fat metabolism becomes more optimal. Drink lemon and warm water every morning before you eat. GREENS […]

You Can Get Free Prosecco And Finger Food At This Dublin Bar This Evening

Thirsty Thursday anyone? If you’re into free Prosecco and finger food (who isn’t), then you need to head down to Harcourt Street this evening. The deadly free Prosecco and finger food  deal is happening at The Odeon Bar this evening, according to Lovin Dublin. All you have to do is book now and round up 9 […]

One Minute Microwave Nutella Cheesecake

If you can spare one minute out of your day, make sure it’s for this AMAZING Nutella cheesecake. You will NOT regret it, believe us! All you need is: 4 ounces (115g) cream cheese,at room temperature 1 cup (8oz/ 225g) sour cream/ yogurt ½ teaspoon vanilla (optional) 4 tablespoons sugar 2 egg white, slightly beaten […]

SEPTEMBER ISSUE: EAT EASY WITH YVONNE CONNOLLY

As one of Ireland’s premier foodies, Yvonne Connolly shares her top tips and tricks about all things culinary in her monthly RSVP column. Here, she shares some essential tips, goes potty over herbs and shows how to prepare spicy beef parcels at home. As I write my second column for RSVP the weather has finally […]

4 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong In The Kitchen Your Whole Life

It’s easy to sit down to a nice meal at the table but it’s even easier if someone else has prepared it for you in advance! Either way there’s no excuse for soggy and damp inedible meals… First Error: not pre-heating the pan Pre-heating the pan is a must if you don’t want unbrowned, tasteless […]

FULLY LOADED PAELLA

I use frozen edamame beans for this dish, which you can find in your local health-food shop or Asian market. They’ll keep in your freezer for up to four months. They are very high in protein and lecithin, which may lower cholesterol. They’re also lovely with seafood, chicken or beef. High in dietary fibre, essential fats, […]

NAUGHTY GLUTEN-FREE MOROCCAN ORANGE CAKE

This recipe was developed by my friend and gluten-free work colleague, Eleanor Hickson, from Killiskey Bakery in the Garden of Wicklow. High in vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fibre and protein. Ingredients (SERVES: 8) 200g dark brown sugar 4 eggs, separated Zest of 2 oranges Juice of 1 orange 200g ground almonds For the syrup […]

Eat Easy with Yvonne Connolly

Welcome to my new RSVP column – it really is such an honour to be writing this! Over the years, I’ve prepared and enjoyed many recipes I’ve read here and now I’m hoping you’ll do the same with mine. Each month, I’m going to share with you my kitchen secrets, my favourite tips and, of […]