Tag Archives: Rory Carrick

Argentinian Crios by Susana Balbo

Every now and then you find a bottle of wine which you just adore. The Crios from Argentina is such a wine. The wine is made by Susana Balbo at Dominio del Plata in the Mendoza region of Argentina. Continue reading

Dan Kelly's Cider - 3 Varieties

⭐️NEW⭐️Dan Kelly’s Cider – A Visit To The Farm

A while back I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Olan McNeece from Dan Kelly’s Cider.  Sometimes we forget our old favourites among shelves stocked with so many options. While recently enjoying a bottle I decided to give this piece an edit and re-share it. Continue reading

Powers Whiskey Pop Up

Powers Whiskey Pop-Up

The Powers Whiskey Pop-up shop is tucked away in a luxurious back room of L. Mulligan’s Whiskey shop on Clarendon Street and is open until Christmas Eve. I was a recent guest and am happy to tell you, not only can you buy your favourite bottle of Powers Whiskey, you can also have it engraved for just €15. Continue reading

Recipe Rewind: Chocolate & Orange Pudding

Christmas Day is a day for fat pants. Families and friends gather to celebrate the day raising toasts and eating twice their body weight. I know I like to tuck into the full fry for breakfast followed by turkey, ham and all the trimmings for dinner. If that wasn’t enough there is also the usual inhaling of a tin or two of Roses or Celebrations. It’s certainly enough eating and drinking to send you into a food coma for the afternoon. Continue reading

The Smell of That Bread

The Smell Of That Bread

My mum would arrive home from my Nanny’s with a loaf of soda bread wrapped in a candy striped flannel pillow case.  The type everyone’s grandparents seemed to have an endless supply of.  Continue reading

Foraging on Lambay Island - Lambay Castle

Foraging on Lambay Island

Foraging on Lambay Island was a highlight of this year for me.  I have previously  written about it but decided to share the additional piece below. Continue reading

The Skinny Kitchen

Skinny Kitchen – Ibiza

The Skinny Kitchen was a welcome find on a recent trip to Ibiza. The clubbing capital of Europe had me waving my hands in the air like I just didn’t care (I actually didn’t) until all hours of the morning.  Interestingly their tag line is ‘eat clean, rave dirty’, and damn did I rave dirty. After a few days of that my 40-year-old body needed a bit of a break.  Continue reading

The Pig's Ear

The Pig’s Ear

Tucked away behind an unassuming door on Nassau Street you will find The Pig’s Ear. They also have a sister restaurant called Mr. Fox on Parnell Square East.  An experienced team behind the scenes won the restaurant a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2009 and they have worked hard to retain it.  Chef Stephen McAllister you may already know as a familiar face on The Restaurant TV show. Continue reading