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Afternoon tea in The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast
This week is Afternoon Tea Week so what better time than to share my experience of the delicious Afternoon Tea offering in the Fitzwilliam Hotel?
Don’t miss the Moira Speciality Food Fair on Saturday 18 August
If you are looking for something to do next Saturday, 18th August, why not pay a visit to the Speciality Food Fair in Moira Demesne?
The fabulous new Observatory Bar in Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
There's a new sky top bar in Belfast and it's truly stunning. Its the Observatory in the new Grand Central Hotel in Belfast with amazing panoramic views!
Bright and breezy wines for summer
Looking for the best summer wines? Check out this guest post by wine writer, Paula Gracey. She really knows her top tipples!
Melon wrapped in parma ham with a sherry & balsamic reduction
Ever looked for a starter recipe that is light, healthy and most importantly, tasty? Look no further- this melon wrapped in parma ham with a sherry & balsamic reduction is perfect!
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White chocolate & raspberry profiteroles made with Clandeboye yoghurt
I recently got to meet some of the cows at Clandeboye yoghurt and was gifted some of their produce. I used the Madagascan vanilla Greek style yoghurt to make white chocolate and raspberry profiteroles. Pretty yummy even if I do say so myself!
A warming bacon & lentil soup
Eating Ideas Towers is currently snow bound and I’m getting a little bit of cabin fever. What better time to make a delicious soup? Hearty, healthy and warming- perfect on a freezing cold day. This soup is made with bacon, lentils, carrots and parsnips. I have to say, its totally delicious and just what I needed after […]
A recipe for sweet chilli sauce using dates & honey instead of refined sugar
I simply adore sweet chilli sauce. I add it to so many things! I am very aware of how much refined sugar it contains and set about creating my own version using the natural sweetness of honey and local Forest Feast dates.
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Exploring Strangford with a stay in the Dufferin Coaching Inn
Myself and Mr. Eating Ideas were invited to explore some of the Strangford area with an overnight stay at the Dufferin Coaching Inn in Killyleagh. With the perfect weather we have been having a staycation is just the ticket. A chance to enjoy what's right on our doorstep? Yes please!
The Mourne Coastal Flavours Food & Drink Weekend
I was invited to experience the first day of the Mourne Coastal Flavours Food & Drink Weekend. The event is being co-hosted by Newry Mourne & Down Council, Mourne Seafood Cookery School and NI Food Tours and will celebrate the fantastic local food and drink produce in the region. Stretching along the Mourne Coastal route between Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Kilkeel, Annalong and Newcastle it will take place from Friday 25th May to Monday 28th May. What a great way to showcase the best of local!
Lisburn & Castlereagh Council showcasing local food and drink in London
I was delighted to be invited to join the “Treasured Opportunities” trip organized by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council which featured several events showcasing the best of the council area. These included a dinner in the Tower of London, a reception in Westminster and a dedicated food and drink trade mission to the city.
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Win a meal for 2 at Truffles Restaurant & Guesthouse, Randalstown
The nice folk at Truffles Restaurant and Guesthouse have given Eating Ideas a meal for 2 with a glass of wine for one lucky reader to win. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment on this post saying who you would take with you. The winner will be selected on Friday 6 April.
Win 2 bottles of Santa Rita 120 wine & a tapas dish
The lovely people at United WIne Merchants have given Eating Ideas 2 bottles of Santa Rita 120 wine and a tapas dish for one lucky reader to win. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment below, saying why you would like to win or use one of the alternative entry methods below. The winner will be selected on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
Win a Browns Guinness Bread mix to bake at home
Ian Orr, Chef Patron of Browns restaurants will be appearing on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen this Saturday (St Patrick's Day) To celebrate, the team at Browns has given Eating Ideas a pack of their new Guinness Bread Mix for one lucky reader to win. I've tried this stuff and it really is rather lovely! To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment below or use one of the other entry methods below.
Win some goodies from Mrs R’ganics
Eating Ideas has 2 fabulous Mrs R'ganics goodies for one lucky reader to win. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment on this post saying why you would like to win or use one of the alternative entry methods below. The winner will be selected on Monday 19th February.
Win a meal for 2 at Indus Valley by Safa in Coleraine
The nice folk at Indus Valley by Safa in Coleraine have offered Eating Ideas a meal for 2 with a bottle of wine for one lucky reader to win (available Sunday- Thursday) All you have to do is enter below and the winner will be announced on Thursday 25 January. Good luck everyone!
Win a festive afternoon tea in the Europa Hotel, Belfast
The nice people at Hastings Hotels have given Eating Ideas a festive afternoon tea in the Europa Hotel for one lucky reader to win. All you have to do is comment on this post saying who you would take if you won. Other ways to enter are available below. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 12 December.
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some great ways to make your favourite food healthy
Junk food is great right? It’s scrummy and tasty and moreish, but it’s not always so great for our health. The likes of cheesy pizza, crispy fries and ice cream make it difficult to avoid, but don’t worry. In this post Brittnay, from the Nut Butter Hub, provides some healthier alternatives to your favourite comfort foods.
Jean-Christophe Novelli reveals his new menu for Belfast
I’m beating my much-used Jean-Christophe Novellli wooden spoon in delight. The man himself, multi-Michelin-starred and 5-out-of-5 AA Rosette-winning chef has revealed the menu for his hotly anticipated début Belfast restaurant. It seems that Northern Ireland food producers are getting top billing and I couldn’t be more pleased.
What I learnt from the #Surviveon20 challenge
I was challenged by Wifi Refugees to do the #Surviveon20 challenge and live on a weekly food & drink budget of £20 to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in NI. It was an eye opener and a certainly learnt a few things during the experience!
Please vote for Eating Ideas in the UK Blog Awards
I am thrilled to have been nominated in two categories of the UK blog awards. The public vote is now open and I need your help. Please take a minute to cast your vote. It’s really easy to do and every vote will help. Just click here and choose the top option, food & drink […]
Get voting in the Irish Curry Awards
There's only a few days let to vote in the Irish Curry Awards. Ali Askir, founder of the awards, joined Eating Ideas for a chat and to provide all the latest information. Don't miss your chance to vote for your favourite restaurants and takeaways throughout Ireland.