Christmas

Christmas Pudding Truffles

by Kristin on December 19, 2012

I’m not really a fan of Christmas pudding. It’s not that it’s not tasty — it is. And lighting them on fire is always fun. But they’re also very heavy, and they need to be steamed for hours when stovetop space is at a premium with all the other things cooking for Christmas dinner. Christmas […]

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Irish Stout Gingerbread

by Kristin on December 12, 2012

December was made for baking. Holiday visitors, the long, cold nights and evenings spent in front of a crackling fire all call for something sweet and comforting. Not a week goes by now where I don’t buy a fresh supply of sugar and flour, eggs and butter, and one of the first things I bake […]

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By now you’re probably starting to plan all the different courses of Christmas dinner, but have you thought yet about what you’ll be pouring? Wine will be getting a lot of press in the run-up to the big feast, but what about beer? Did you know that beer is actually a better match with food […]

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In the 1970s, there were only a few people making farmhouse cheese in Ireland. Today, though, there are around 50 artisan cheesemakers producing 130 different cheeses, so there’s more choice and variety than ever. But with so much choice, it can be hard to know where to start or what to choose, so I met […]

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Top 5 Irish Foodie Stocking Stuffers 2011

by Kristin on December 15, 2011

Did you know that for every €1 spent in the local economy, €1.50 is generated? Or that if every household spent just €4 more per week on Irish goods, over 6,000 jobs would be created? There’s a growing appetite to buy Irish and shop locally, which is even more important at Christmastime, and one of the […]

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