Recipe Rewind – Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon and apple are basically the Cagney and Lacey of muffins

I love cinnamon in baked goods, and apple and cinnamon are a match made in baking heaven.  With that in mind I whipped up a batch of apple and cinnamon muffins.  Here’s what you need to know to make about 12 of your own. Continue reading

Culture Night

Culture Night – Food

Culture Night is a highlight of the year for many people. Thousands of people across the country celebrate an evening of creativity, unique experiences and glimpses behind otherwise closed doors.  This year it returns once again on Friday September 22nd with over 3,000 events taking places.  I was lucky enough to be invited along by Conway Communications and Dublin Bus for a sneak peek preview recently. Continue reading

Massage on a Barge

Massage on a Barge

A massage on a barge, the latest Dublin trend in the world of massages. A sunny Friday afternoon and I was heading along to something of a more unusual appointment. I’d been invited as a guest to try out the new massage service being offered on a barge moored on the tranquil waters of Grand Canal Dock. Continue reading

Olive Cafe

Olive Cafe Skerries

In an era of faceless coffee shop chains, high rents and general uncertainty for smaller businesses, its important more than ever to shop and support local.  Olive Cafe and Deli in Skerries was on my agenda on a hungover Saturday morning.  Continue reading

L'OR Coffee

Clodagh McKenna L’OR Coffee Recipes

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest at an exquisite L’OR coffee inspired lunch hosted by the delightful Clodagh McKenna.  The lunch was held in the beautiful surrounds of the Behan Lodge in Residence. A group of about 25 of us were treated to a gorgeous three course lunch with matching coffees from the L’OR aluminum capsules range (compatible with Nespresso machines). Continue reading

Lambay Island

Foraging Retreat Lambay Island

I grew up in Rush so Lambay Island was right in front of my eyes my entire childhood. At one point during an obsessive Famous Five phase I was convinced Lambay was in fact Kirrin Island.  I was devastated to find out the truth.  I would never row a little boat to the island, discover treasure, drink lashings of ginger beer and foil a plan by some ruthless thieves to steal the aforementioned treasure. Continue reading

Dunkirk

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk from writer director Christopher Nolan (Batman trilogy) tells the story of the mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from Britain, France, Canada and Belgium during the Second World War. Soldiers who are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk and surrounded by the German army.  The evacuation known as Operation Dynamo took place between May 26th and June 4th 1940. Continue reading

Campo Viejo Tapas Trail

7 years on and the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail is still running.  This year its bigger and better than ever. Teaming up with Deliveroo this year Campo Viejo also offer people in Cork, Dublin and Galway the chance to enjoy their own wine and tapas night at home.  I popped along recently as a guest to see what the trail entails.  Here is all you need to know. Continue reading