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Mexican Food Overload

I was in Mexico City last week. While I’ve no idea how many calories were involved over the course of the 5 or 6 days I was in the city, the quality of the food was exceptional. Here are a few shots to illustrate:   I haven’t been near a weighing scales yet, but I […]

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Getting My Chilli On

I like cooking with chilli. Generally I try to grab a pack of fresh chillis once a week and use them (in moderation) to add a bit of heat and flavour to soups and pasta dishes. While browsing the other evening I came across an article talking about a specific type of chilli. Aleppo chilli. […]

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Exploring Carlow Environs By Bike

For the last couple of months I’ve been cycling in and out of work and around the town. The distances I’m covering every week aren’t exactly amazing in terms of burning calories etc., So this weekend I decided I’d do a bit more. The Barrow river flows through Carlow town and the old tow path […]

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A semi-soft cow's milk cheese with made by Knockdrinna using Organic milk from the Little Milk Company, and rind-washed in Irish Craft Brews including O'Hara's Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company

Cheese Meets Beer

On a recent shopping expedition I came across an interesting cheese. It’s an Irish cheese made with beer, or washed with beer from the Little Milk Company. The official description piqued my interest: A semi-soft cow’s milk cheese with made by Knockdrinna using Organic milk from the Little Milk Company, and rind-washed in Irish Craft […]

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Decadence – Spaghetti Neri

I took a few days off last week to go on a “semi-holiday” to Lisbon, Portugal. It was a holiday, so obviously I wasn’t going to be on my best behaviour. However I may have overdone it a little with this. Meet “spaghetti neri” or pure decadence: It’s chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, […]

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Better Coffee While On The Road

If you’re a lover of coffee you probably start your day with a coffee. However not all coffees are equal and when you’re travelling you’re pretty much at the mercy of your hotel’s facilities and those of its surroundings. While some hotels, notably the Radisson chain, provide proper coffee machines in their rooms, many, such […]

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