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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 0 comments

A trip down memory lane starts with Hot Chocolate not just to die for but perhaps even to kill for. Ohhh and where? Lets meet up can we join you, i can hear chocoholics rumbling into action, coats,gloves, scarves and at least one boot on,  zip and here we are. Well it is in the lovely, picturesque and very quaint Niederdorf in the medievil centre of Zurich.Tiny craft shops, antiques, textiles, gold and silver smiths, exclusive food stores, the smell of coffee freshly roasted today and everyday since over a...

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Food,fun and a good read

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 0 comments

\Life is one culinary adventure after another.... As a small kid I liked nothing better than to be lost in the fantasy of a good story-book. So what better place to be tomorrow than Woulfes Book shop Listowel, offering food tasters to the happy food trailist – and signing copies of my own cookbook.Pay me a visit and taste, to your hearts delight, all the lovely dips and bits that will make your mouth moist with, perhaps – mock hunger – as I know you will be enjoying many a succulent delight both...

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Food 4 Thought

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 0 comments

On Wednesday 17th. October a fantastic food event was facilitated by the hospitality section of the Institute of technolgy Tralee.Despite the weather, which started as a crisp autumnal morning and then veered towards heavy to light showers with occasional bursts of brilliant sunshine, the local food artisans set up a colourful Farmers Market outside the Hotel and Hospitality building .The foods on display ranged from home picked seaweed relishes, smoked and cured meats, cheeses, paella, gluten free baking,The...

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Terrine and other Elements

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 0 comments

An Indian summers day with Lily Scorching hot sun sparkling on the wide river Reusse. Fire and water, a steamy, dreamy mix, floating gently by us in the shallows and flowing quickly, creating deceptivly dangerous whirlpools, in the deep centre. All this at the foot of my daughters back garden.  We are minding my grandaughter Lily, that is her dad, her great grandmother and I. White water The Reusse  Slipping upstairs, barefoot, I cool my feet on the stone tiles in the kitchen and wonder what to cook? There are...

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Westerly warmth & Healthy good cheer

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 0 comments

The Dingle Peninsula Food Festival is looming! It always takes place on the first weekend in October, often managing to steal a smidgeon of the mellow warmth of September in its wake. This year with our Indian summer in full swing on Europe’s most Western spit of land, The Dingle Peninsula, the festival promises to be an exciting and vibrant celebration of the most delicious and innovative, Irish food products.  Events include a scrumptious food trail, the prestigious Irish taste awards, Dingle’s colourful...

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