Lifestyle


Chestnut & Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients 1 large butternut squash? 1 onion, peeled and cut into wedges? 2 garlic cloves, peeled? 2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped? 4 tbsp olive oil? 12 chestnuts, roasted, peeled and chopped 1.5L vegetable stock? Salt and pepper to taste Method Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6. Peel... 

Gluten Free Apple Pie

Ingredients 1 1 ⁄ 2 cups gluten-free flour 1 ⁄ 3 cup cornstarch 1 ⁄ 2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 8 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 1 large egg 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 7 medium apples, peeled, cored and very thinly sliced. Use mildly sweet to tart very crisp apple (such as Granny... 

Irish Barmbrack

  Ingredients: 225g plain flour 2 tsps baking powder 375g packet of fruit mix 250ml cold tea 50ml whiskey 125g light brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp mixed spice A ring Method Place the fruit mix in a bowl and pour over the whiskey and tea. Allow to soak over night. Preheat the oven to 170c and grease... 

Rhubarb Crumble Cake

    Rhubarb Crumble Cake Ingredients 150 g (5oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease 400 g (14oz) rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm (1in) pieces 175 g (6oz) golden caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 100 g (3½oz) ground almonds 3 tbsp milk 125 g (4oz) self-raising flour 1 tsp... 

Carrot & Fennel Soup

Ingredients: 2 fennel bulbs with fronds 1 pound carrots, chopped 1 medium onion, quartered 1 garlic clove 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp sugar 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 1/2 cups of water 1 tsp fennel seeds Method Preheat oven 200C Chop enough fennel fronds to measure 1 tbsp and reserve. Discard... 

Is the Paleo Diet good for the heart?

The Paleo diet which was founded by Loren cordain, has become the new hollywood trend in recent years, with some celebrities swearing by it. When Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis he decided to eliminate grains, gluten and dairy, because these food cause inflammation in the body. Actress... 

Welcome to the fall

Hallow be to all we see As autumn comes our way When evenings they grow shorter To cloak the light of day When ripened fruit will bow the branch And winds will make them fall And fields of gold are sowed again Where once it grew so tall And migrant birds have left our shores Before our winters chill And... 

Home Made Brown Soda Bread

Home Made Brown Soda Bread Ingredients 350g/12oz Ground Wholemeal 125g/4oz Cream Flour 15g/1/2 oz Wheatgerm (optional) 275-425ml/1/2-3/4pt Buttermilk or Sour Cream 1 tsp Bread Soda 1/2 tsp Salt 25g/1oz Bran (optional) Method Sieve the cream flour, salt and bread soda into a bowl. Mix in the wholemeal,... 

The benefits of Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been used as a health and beauty tonic for thousands of years. In Roman times Cleopatra used it as a facial toner because it’s high acidic levels helped to balance the pH of the skin. Soldiers used it in the US Civil War and World War 1 to treat wounds on the battle field, and... 

Study Finds That Older People Are Happier

Study Finds That Older People Are Happier Getting older is often seen as a very negative experience for most people. Our faces change and our skin loses its elasticity. Our hair becomes coarse and grey, or it may fall out. We can develop arthritis and have other health problems. Surely these factors... 

Vegan Shepherds Pie

Vegan Shepherds Pie Ingredients 600 g Maris Piper potatoes 600 g sweet potatoes 40 g dairy-free margarine 1 onion 2 carrots 3 cloves of garlic 2 sticks of celery 1 tablespoon coriander seeds olive oil ½ a bunch of fresh thyme 350 g chestnut mushrooms 12 sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Method Preheat... 

Elderly & Disabled Locals Hit Out Over Palmerstown Graveyard Barrier

Some people who are elderly and others who have ongoing disabilities have lashed out at the Glasnevin Trust, over not being able to gain entry to Palmerstown Graveyard, on a Sunday while they tend to loved ones graves. This graveyard – which is in Palmerstown on the outskirts of Dublin City – in... 

Office Of The Public Works Free Events

Office Of The Public Works Free Events           Are you thinking of coming to Ireland for a holiday? Or maybe you live in Ireland and would like to visit some of Ireland’s better known attractions for free! Every first Wednesday of each month, The Office of Public Works, will let you get... 

Thai Chicken Green Curry

Thai Chicken Green Curry Ingredients 750 g free-range chicken thighs , skinless and boneless groundnut oil 400 g mixed oriental mushrooms , cleaned 1 x 400ml tin light coconut milk 1 organic chicken stock cube 6 kaffir lime leaves 200 g mangetout ½ a bunch fresh Thai basil 2 limes For the curry paste: 4... 

Mediterranean Lifestyle Linked to Better Mood

Mediterranean Lifestyle Linked to Better Mood The Mediterranean is famous for its sunshine, beautiful beaches, friendly people, parties and siestas, but it is also considered to have one of the healthiest lifestyles in the world. A study by Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, associate professor of preventative... 

Vegan Smoothie – Kale and Chocolate

The vegan Dublin Vegfest is taking place next month, 11th of September, at the Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin 8. Why not try this vegan smoothie to get you in the mood for the festivities. This is a Kale and Chocolate vegan smoothie by Elise Museles. I found this on the Reducetarian website, an... 

Healing Effects of the Sun

Healing Effects of the Sun The sun is high in the sky today and while some people will bask in its warmth, others will hide in the shade, fearful that they might be harming their skin, or worse still increasing their risk of skin cancer. Scientists have portrayed negative warnings about the sun for... 

Lemon Meringue Pie

Ingredients: Pastry 225g / 8oz Plain Flour 50g / 2oz Icing Sugar 150g / 5oz Margarine (room temperature) 1 Egg Yolk 1 Tablespoon Cold Water Few drops Lemon Juice   Filling 50g / 2oz Cornflour 125g / 4oz Caster Sugar 300ml / 1/2pt Water Rind & Juice of 2 Lemons 2 Egg Yolks   Meringue 3... 

What is Iridology?

What is Iridology? The eyes are known as ‘the windows of our soul’ and this is truer then we realise. Iridology is the study of the iris (the coloured part of the eye.) The iris can show physiological problems, personality traits, psychological problems and how effective your working organs... 

Jamestown Market

Jamestown Market The Jamestown Flea Market and Car Boot Sale takes place every Saturday and Sunday at 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8. The little Flea Market was recently reviewed by www.yours.ie and was compared by the writer as a “indoors market with a Narnian wardrobe of stuff you didn’t... 
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