Pancake perfection at Iceland

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Pancake Tuesday, perhaps the most exciting Tuesday of the year for both children and adults, is almost upon us. Iceland has everything you need to create perfect pancakes at home this Shrove Tuesday. Whether you prefer to make your batter from scratch or you are a fan of pre-mixed shakers, Iceland has you covered with big brands at low prices.

Make delicious golden pancakes for the children (and big children) with family size Aunt Bessie’s Pancake Mix (480g, €1, makes 16 pancakes). Simply whisk with water and Bord Bia approved Belview medium eggs (six pack, €1) before pan-frying in a little butter, and don’t forget to top with Bobby’s maple flavour syrup, also a mouthwatering €1.

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Pancakes and my favourite brown bread recipe

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

It is all happening next week, Pancake Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and with confirmations and Communions also coming up, it can be an expensive time of year, so why not save yourself a few euro and cook something fresh and exciting at home?

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Communion and confirmation celebrations at Galway Bay Hotel

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Book your First Holy Communion and confirmation celebrations at Galway Bay Hotel this spring and avail of complimentary extras for all the family.

When you book your meal at this award-winning hotel, you and your family will enjoy a wonderful dining experience along with some added treats for all the children.

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Vegan pancakes

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

This is an egg and dairy free simple pancake mix that is really tasty.

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A celebration (or not) of chocolate

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

This is a chocolate cake taking inspiration from Nigella Lawson‘s very pretty site. While I have most of her books, I hardly ever seem to cook from them any more, I don’t really know why that is. Tessa Kiros and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall seem to have much more robust recipes that do not need as much exact temperature control for good results. I am slowly coming to grips with my range cooker where the cooking is more intuitive than an exact science, but ’twas a chocolate cake I was after, so I gave this recipe an auld whirl.

As far as chocolate cakes are concerned this one is a bit misleading. The four kinds of chocolate don’t really make for a very chocolatey cake. There is just 50g of cocoa powder in the sponge, the chocolate chips don’t add a lot more at just 175g. One more tablespoon of cocoa in the syrup and some grated dark chocolate over the top brings us up to the four kinds of chocolate that give the cake its name. What you actually get is a very dense everyday kind of chocolate cake, and because its so nice and squidgy, it will keep nicely for a week if not longer.

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Go gluten free this Pancake Tuesday

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Pancake Tuesday for many is a last chance to indulge in some sweet and savoury delights before Lent begins. For those with coeliac disease it can pose many challenges as well.

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Two Galway breweries among the line-up at Ireland’s largest craft brew gathering

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Bridewell Brewery from Clifden and Galway Hooker from Oranmore are among the exhibitors for The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2019, Ireland’s largest craft drinks gathering, which will take place in the Convention Centre Dublin next month.

The fair, taking place from March 14 to 16, will showcase more than 300 craft beers, spirits, and ciders from the country's leading drinks producers, in a three-day celebration of Ireland’s craft brews industry.

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Go on, go on, go on — Mrs Doyle afternoon tea at Dillisk on the Docks

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

In celebration of Tedfest, the AA Rosette award winning Dillisk on the Docks is hosting a Mrs Doyle afternoon tea from Thursday February 21 to Sunday February 24.

The afternoon tea selection includes Ted's horrid egg sandwich, Fr Dougal’s Tayto sandwich, Pat Mustard seductive milkshake and, of course, Mrs Doyle's bottomless tea top-ups, along with all the usual delicious delicacies for €17 per person, served from 1pm to 5pm. During the festival, Dillisk on the Docks will also have its traditional classic and prosecco afternoon tea available. Booking is essential.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY at Athlone Springs Hotel

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

On the 8th of March it is International Women's Day and to celebrate this year in style we have gift wrapped the perfect girly break away. International Women's Day is a day for appreciating Women all around the world and everything they have achieved, treat yourself this year to a relaxing break away in our hotel.

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Get loved up this Valentine's Day at Dillisk on the Docks

Fri, Feb 08, 2019

From the moment you enter the inviting surroundings of the bar and restaurant, the Dillisk on the Docks experience begins. Earth-toned covered walls, dramatic lighting, warm surrounding and award-winning food awaits you for a memorable evening with your special someone this Valentine’s day.

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Caprice

Thu, Feb 07, 2019

Caprice has been a favourite with Galwegians and accidental passers-by with its great menus since its opening a couple of years back. The first thing you notice about Caprice is that the interior looks like a Pinterest board dream, all calm colours and twinkling lights. It is clear that a great deal of thought has gone into this design. Located at the corner of Church Lane and Market Street, Caprice has added to this area of town. It is a bit off the beaten path, but that doesn't seem to put many people off visiting. A good menu often trumps an out of the way address.

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Find Love in the Club at DNA Nightclub & Venue

Tue, Feb 05, 2019

Could you find love at first swipe at DNA’s Tinder party, Saturday 16th February? They are throwing the ultimate Swipe Right night for everyone who is looking to find their match this Valentine's weekend.

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Win your Wedding with SÓ Hotels at Lough Rea Hotel & Spa at their Wedding Showcase Sunday 10th February

Mon, Feb 04, 2019

On Sunday the 10th February from 2pm The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa (Part of the SÓ Hotel Group) invites you to be in with a chance to win your wedding reception PLUS one couple will also be in with a chance to win €1000 off their wedding reception.

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Delightful new options at Domino’s

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Domino’s is celebrating the introduction of a delightful new range of 650kcal pizzas to its menu. The Delight chicken and Delight vegi options use Domino’s signature fresh dough, hand-stretched thinner, and a light scattering of reduced fat mozzarella.

The two new pizzas are now on the menu at Domino’s stores at Prospect Hill and Old Seamus Quirke Road. The Delight vegi is topped with chopped onions, sliced mushrooms, crunchy mixed peppers, sweetcorn, and tomatoes, while the Delight chicken option comes topped with succulent chicken breast pieces, chopped onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

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For a taste of Latin America, check out Sangria

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Latin America cuisine has been a food delight that has long pleased the palates of people throughout the world.

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Throwback to the 80’s and 90’s at DNA Nightclub

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Enjoy the ultimate blast from the past with all your favourite 80’s and 90’s hits being played back to back in DNA Nightclub, Saturday 9th Feb. You can expect strictly old-school pop, RnB, hip-hop, club classics and one hit wonders we all know and love. Get ready for the ultimate throwback party with hits from music icons such as Whitney Houston, S Club 7, Madonna, Will Smith, Britney, Westlife and Spice Girls… to name a few! Love the 80’s and 90’s fashion? Why not dress for the era and get glammed up in sequins, shoulder-pads, lycra, camouflage, baggy jeans, oversized tee’s or even denim-on-denim. Sure, it’s all a bit of fun!

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Marvellous marmalade

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

It is citrus season and you cannot flick through a cookery magazine or trawl your favorite food websites at this time of year without hitting upon a few recipes for the seasonal treat that is Seville orange marmalade.

The Seville orange is incredibly bitter and not at all something that you want to eat in its natural state. But Seville orange marmalade is one of the best things that can be spread on toast and an incredibly useful ingredient for stirring into both sweet and savoury dishes. This is the time of year for making it, as the oranges are only available for a few weeks in and around January.

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John Keogh’s wins Pub of The Year

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

John Keogh's – The Lock Keeper on Dominick Street in Galway's Westend has been named as Pub of the Year by McKennas Guide for 2019. The award winning Westend gastro pub which will celebrate three years in business this summer is one of Galway's best loved pubs to share food, a quiet drink by the open fire, and of course it has become the private party location for people to get together to mark those special occasions.

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Top Veganuary picks at Joyce’s Supermarkets

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

As we enter the final week of Veganuary, Joyce's Supermarkets is highlighting some of the vegan friendly products to make the most of the days ahead.

Oatly Foamable: This barista edition oat drink is based on liquid oats which means it is not overly sweet or heavy. It is, however, fully foamable, so is the perfect choice for all you latte lovers.

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