By Kate McAdam

by Kate McAdam - 4 weeks ago

Give Someone a Bloom-tastic Christmas

With Christmas only a few short days away, the time is now to sort out any last-minute shopping you have been putting off all month. Don’t succumb to the weird little supermarket trinkets for your mother or grandparents – why don’t you surprise them with a big lavish bouquet of flowers instead? I am...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Dressing For Dinner - Tasty Salad Dressings For The Christmas Season

Irish Cider VinegarThis is the vinegar made from the fermentation and maturation of the juice of fresh apples. The Apple Farm in Cahir, Tippperary, produces a range of cider vinegars for your salad dressings. The initial process involves creating a cider with around 6% alcohol. Then a vinegar ‘moth...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Constructing The Perfect Festive Cheeseboard

The cheeseboard is bound to make an appearance at some point over the festive holidays. Whether its an after dinner board to indulge in following the Christmas dinner, or a ‘by the fire feast’ to nibble on, while watching a favourite movie, there are some do’s and don’ts to constructing the perfect...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Kids in the Kitchen this Christmas

Then let the decorating begin. Simple glace icing can be left white to be like snow, or coloured Christmassy red or green.  Invest in silver and gold balls, hundreds and thousands and other edible festive cake decorations to keep them occupied for hours. Take them shopping to choose their own decor...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Christmas Veg All Wrapped Up with In Season Farm

Looking for the best and freshest Veg for Christmas? Look no further than In Season Farm who produce their brilliant Vegetable boxes and these can be delivered right to your door anywhere in Ireland. Brendan Guinan of In Season Farm has an innate skill when it comes to producing top quality vegetab...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Give Someone A Gourmet Experience This Christmas

Taste of 12 MileA very affordable €30 per person gets a gourmet dinner, cooked by a chef who has pioneered ‘micro-local’ in East Cork. The meal you will eat here is a true representation of this bountiful region on a plate. Of course you can always book this experience for two. Sure, if you're payi...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Six Sensational Seasonal Stuffings For Turkey

The Christmas bird is nothing without all the traditional trimmings. Stuffing is very much part of that. Whether you want old fashioned or modern, simple or exotic, our top six tips for your stuffing this year will suit all tastes. Traditional Sausage Meat StuffingThis is the favourite stuffing of...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Quick Guide To Good Seasoning

Follow our quick guide to good seasoning here, for all your Christmas cooking this festive season! Sprinkle the salt, grind the pepperThere are a few little tips for  the correct use of salt  and pepper in your dishes. Chefs add salt to dishes as they cook, for very good reason. The heat of the dis...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

A Little History Of The Yule Log

The practice of burning a log, thought to be Germanic in origin, was an ancient symbol of winter and a celebration of Winter Solstice, giving magical protection to the home and those who lived there. This tradition was adopted in countries of Christian faith, becoming historically prevalent in the...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Guide To The Little Extras Of Christmas

Veronica Molloy of Crossogue Preserves loves to produce the tracklements of Christmas.  She loves it so much in fact, she’s devised a whole set of chutneys and jellies in a box that perfectly suit all your Christmas needs.  Boxes are made up of a selection hand chosen by Veronica.  To whet your ap...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Christmas Retreats For A Festive Break

Some people just don’t want the hassle of Christmas cooking and entertaining. They’d rather be somewhere nice, being waited on hand and foot, while someone else does the hard work. And why not?! If you fall into that category this festive season, there’s a few good spots to investigate, if you fanc...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Give A Gourmet Gift This Christmas

The Good Food Ireland Gourmet Gift Card First up is our little black card, A handy thing for anyone to have in their wallet. This little black number is the gateway to a gourmet food experience. A Good Food Ireland Gift Card can be used to stay, eat, cook, drink and shop in any of our member establ...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Festive Fun at Drumanilra

On December 13th, Drumanilra Farm Kitchen are hosting their Christmas Family Morning from 10.0am – 12.30pm. A great event for the little ones, this event will see Santa appear as the kids get stuck into gingerbread decorating and crafts by the fire. The event is free for 0-3 years olds with their c...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Bring On The Chocolate This Christmas!

Lorge Chocolatier, Co KerryThe original O'Connor's shop and post office, located on the side of the road at Bonane, Co Kerry, about 10km from Kenmare, is now Lorge Chocolatier, a boutique chocolate shop and production venue, owned and run by French chocolate maker Benoit Lorge. Ben, originally from...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Christmas Postage and Opening Hours 2017

Dates For Last Orders & Postage for Christmas 2017: Bulk Orders of Prepaid Mastercard E-Cards: Ireland: Ordered by Friday 15th - December 2017. Northern Ireland: Ordered by Thursday 14th December 2017. Great Britain: Ordered by Thursday 14th December 2017. Europe: Ordered by Thursday 14th Decem...