Category Archives: Food

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

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

4th of July Baileys Smores

Its that time of year to be dazzled by all things red, white and blue for 4th of July celebrations. Ireland it seems is embracing more than ever our American friend’s holiday just as they have taken to heart our St. Patrick’s day.  To make use of our recent BBQ weather I’ve taken a bit of Ireland and a bit of America and combined them to make Baileys Smores.  The idea came to me when a wonderful Irish/American friend baked me some (non-alcoholic) smores. This version are incredibly tasty, dipped in booze and bound to be a hit with everyone. Continue reading

Old Street Malahide

Review: Old Street Malahide

Out with the new and in with the old. The latest addition to the vibrant dining scene in the bustling town of Malahide is Old Street.  A modern neighbourhood restaurant housed in what was once an aging cottage. Despite being only open a matter of weeks it has the tongues, both local and further afield wagging.  Continue reading

Urchin Dublin

Urchin at Cliff Townhouse

Urchin at the Cliff Townhouse is like a white and pastel coloured Summer hangout. Serving seafood and cocktails to a backdrop of cool tunes.  I had missed the opening night but the lovely PR team behind it sent me a voucher to try out some cocktails and small plates as a guestContinue reading

F.X. Buckley Steakhouse and Bars

Review: FX Buckley Steakhouse

Sometimes you just need steak. I have a friend who has steak every Friday night. It could be Monday morning and he would be talking about his pending Friday night steak with a glass of wine.  Steak and wine are like the Cagney and Lacey of food and FX Buckley has them both. Continue reading