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Cooking In The Fountain – Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash recipe – Our guide to making homemade Hungarian goulash! INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons of Paprika Pepper 450g/1 lb. Braising Steak 3 Onions, chopped 1 Garlic Clove, crushed 1 Green Pepper, sliced 225g/8 oz. Canned Tomatoes, chopped 1 Tablespoon Tomato Puree Parsley and Thyme 300ml/... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Jamaican Banana Surprise

Jamaican Banana Surprise recipe – Our guide to making homemade Jamaican banana surprise! INGREDIENTS 4 Large Bananas, sliced lengthways. 25g/ 1 oz. Of Butter, cut into small pieces Juice of 2 Lemons 50g/2oz. Brown Sugar 50ml. /2 fl. Oz. Rum METHOD Place bananas in ovenproof dish. Dot over with... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Homemade Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup recipe – Our guide to making homemade tomato soup! INGREDIENTS 25G/1 oz. Butter 2 Onions, chopped 1 Celery Stalk, chopped 1 kg/2 lbs. Tomatoes, skinned and chopped 2 Carrots, chopped 1.75 litres/3 pints Vegetable Stock Salt and Pepper to taste. METHOD Melt the butter and fry onions... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Bacon Pasta

Bacon Pasta recipe – Our guide to making homemade bacon pasta! INGREDIENTS 450g Back Rashers 2 Small Onions 4 Cloves Garlic 2 Tins of Chopped Tomatoes Pasta Salt & Pepper (to taste) METHOD Fry rashers trim off the fat and cut into strips. Slice onions, crush Garlic. Fry both in pan for 1... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes recipe – Our guide to making homemade Stuffed Tomatoes! INGREDIENTS 4 Large Ripe Beef Tomatoes 1 Tablespoon Oil 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley 1 Red Pepper, deseeded and cut into strips 125g (4 ½ oz.) Mature Cheddar Cheese Salt and pepper to taste I Onion, finely chopped I... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Haddock Pie

Haddock Pie recipe – Our guide to making homemade haddock pie! INGREDIENTS 1kg Haddock Fillets Scallions 50g Parsley Seasoned Flour Cooking Oil 675g cooked potatoes (mashed) 3 tablespoons cream salt and pepper 50g cheddar cheese (grated) METHOD Roll fish in seasoned cooking oil, remove flesh... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Mojito

Mojito recipe – Our guide to making homemade Mojito! INGREDIENTS 2 oz. Light Rum ½ Lime 1 Teaspoon Sugar Club Soda Sprigs of Mint METHOD Squeeze lime juice into chilled glass, add sugar and mint. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour in rum. Garnish with mint sprig... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake recipe – Our guide to making homemade Christmas cake! INGREDIENTS Rum 10 oz. Sultanas 6 oz Raisins 3 oz. Currants 3 oz. Cherries 3 oz. Mixed Peel 2 teaspoons of grated Lemon Rind 7 oz. Self- Raising Flour 2 teaspoons of Mixed Spice 2 oz. Ground Almonds 6 oz. Soft Brown Sugar 6 oz.... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Almond Paste

Homemade Almond Paste – image credit: Michael F. Weinberg/Flickr Almond paste recipe – Our guide to making homemade almond paste for the perfect Christmas cake! INGREDIENTS 1 lb Ground Almonds 8 oz. Icing Sugar 8 oz. Caster Sugar 2 Eggs ½ teaspoon Almond Essence 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice. METHOD Mix... 

Promotion: Creative Parties Dublin, for Birthdays, Hens and Team Building

One Dublin woman has come up with a unique idea that will offer you an alternative type of birthday, hen or team building party in Dublin. From her Docklands base, Ayelet Lalor will treat you and your friends/colleagues to an unforgettable day out. Ayelet will teach you the basics of painting and decorating... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Potato and Parsley Soup

Potato and parsley soup recipe – Our guide to making homemade potato and parsley soup! INGREDIENTS 4 large potatoes (peeled and cubed) 1 large bunch of parsley 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 1 large onion (finely chopped) 1.1 litres of chicken or vegetable stock 2 slices of white bread with crusts... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Tomato and Basil Soup

Tomato and basil soup – image credit: Eve Chan/Flickr Tomato and basil soup recipe – Our guide to making homemade tomato and basil soup! INGREDIENTS 700g of fresh tomatoes (roughly chopped) 1 large onion (peeled and roughly chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed) 850ml of vegetable... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Banana Milkshake

Banana milkshake – image credit: Olga Vasiljeva/Flickr Banana milkshake recipe – Our guide to making homemade banana milkshakes! INGREDIENTS 2 Bananas (peeled) 600 ml chilled milk 4 scoops vanilla ice cream a shake of ground cinnamon METHOD Blend bananas and milk in blender. Add 2 scoops... 

Rising To The Top – The Starz Align For Dublin Rock Band ‘RISE’

With the end of the Starz competion looming, its now time for all the final acts to pull off their best performances yet. Recently featured in your favorite online newswire, FRG.ie, we wrote a piece on the Starz progress, and we also did a number of interviews with a couple of the acts. Today we introduce... 

Is The Red Squirrel Reproducing On Killiney Hill?

One of Killiney’s Red Squirrels, pictured by Killiney Hill Red Squirrel Group in September 2013. PLEASE NOTE: This article was originally published as part of the August 2013 edition (PDF) of the Dalkey Community Council Newsletter. The author is a member of the Killiney Hill Red Squirrel Group,... 

Join Pink Walks In Dublin 8 For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Throughout October each year, in many countries around the World, Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place. The tradition of turning everything pink for the month of October first began in the United States, but has been subsequently taken up in many countries, including our own. The 2013 Irish Breast... 

Record Numbers To Run 2013 Dublin City Marathon

This years Dublin City Marathon, sponsored by Airtricity, will have a record number of runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair participants. There will be around 14,500 people taking part in the 2013 Dublin City Marathon according to many media reports, including possibly many folks from right here... 

Irish Collectables Toy Fair @ Liffey Valley (Oct 6)

If you have nothing on this weekend, you could head over to the Clarion Hotel in Liffey Valley to check out one of the largest collections of collectables you will witness on this island. The kids will certainly enjoy themselves, but there are many adults who will enjoy themselves even more, because... 

Red Line Book Festival 2013 (Oct 15-20)

In association with South Dublin County Council, The Red Line Book Festival is about to get underway across libraries in Dublin. There are plays, book readings and poetry being featured, with authors and poets reading at selected venues across Dublin. Arise & Go! – Stephen James Smith &... 

Our Resident Poet Was Chosen For Creative Writing Workshop

We are delighted to pass on the fantastic news that our very own resident poet, Alan Finn, has been chosen to take part in a workshop with one of Ireland’s favourite poets. Clondalkin Library held a competition for all aspiring writers in South County Dublin. Local writers were asked to submit... 
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