#Food


Sweeney’s Pop-Up Christmassy Market, Dame St. (Dec 20-22)

If you are into arts and crafts or homemade food, then there is an exciting event happening just down the road from us, from Friday December the 20th. Sweeney’s Bar on Dame Street are holding a 3 day Pop-Up Christmassy Market, and they have assembled some of the finest handmade arts, crafts and... 

The New Children’s Hospital May Impact Jobs + Nutrition

I agree totally that the children’s hospital coming to the James’s campus is great for the area and will lead to regeneration, investment and employment. My issue lies with hospital management who have been looking to bring in ready cooked meals from the UK as a cost cutting exercise, since... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne recipe – Our guide to making homemade chilli con carne! INGREDIENTS 1 Large Onion, chopped 2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed 125g/4oz. Bacon Slices, chopped 1 lb. Minced Beef 1 400g /14oz Can of Tomatoes 1 400g/14oz. Can of Red Kidney Beans, drained I tablespoon of Mild Chilli Powder METHOD Heat... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Vanaigrette

Vanaigrette recipe – Our guide to making homemade vanaigrette! INGREDIENTS 220 ml White Wine Vinegar 500 ml Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Ketchup 4 Cloves Garlic (Crushed) 2 Tablespoons Mustard 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 3 Tablespoons Honey Salt and Pepper. METHOD Whisk... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Cupcakes

Cupcakes recipe – Our guide to baking homemade Cupcakes! INGREDIENTS 75g butter 125g Castor Sugar 2 Large Eggs 125g Flour 5ml of Baking Powder METHOD Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Gradually beat in eggs. Sift flour and baking powder together and fold this into butter. Spoon into... 

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... 

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... 

Fusion Sundays: World Culture Market, Newmarket, Dublin 8 (Oct 13)

This Sunday, in Newmarket Square (off Cork Street), a market that is rich in cultural diversity is taking place. Fusion Sundays is hosted by the Dublin Food Co-op every second Sunday of the month, and is advertised as a ‘World Culture Market’, serving up ethnic handmade products plus music... 

Cooking In The Fountain – Barbecued Ribs & Creamy French Dressing

Hopefully, we will have some more lazy, sunny days before summer ends. A barbecue is a perfect way to spend a warm afternoon. If the day is wet the meat can be cooked indoors, in an oven. Barbecued Ribs Ingredients: 800 gr. Pork Ribs 1 Cup of chopped Onions 3 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed) I Tablespoon... 

Kids Summer Cooking Programme – ALL Local Children Are Welcome!

Our youth project is running a cookery programme for the Summer, and places are available for any kids from the local area. Please contact Paul McDonald (087 328 3245) or Nicola Mc Gee (087 418 9541) to book your place! Here are some photos of the youths making tasty chicken fajitas and rice crispie... 
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