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Boozy Berry Eton Mess (1)

Boozy Berry Eton Mess

Eton Mess is traditionally a simple to make, throw-together dessert and this one is no different. There's loads of fruit, a bit of brandy for extra indulgence and it's ready in minutes. Ingredients (makes 4) 8-10 large fresh strawberries washed and cut into small chunks. 500ml double cream. A handful of frozen mixed berries, thawed. … Continue reading Boozy Berry Eton Mess

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6 Essential (and free) tools for creating blog content

Essential Free Blogging Tools So I've been blogging for just over 2 years now. Not a long time at all I guess but I'm now at a stage where I'm quite settled with the various tools and apps I use to create and edit my posts. And, while I'm always on the lookout for the … Continue reading 6 Essential (and free) tools for creating blog content

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Hadskis

Hadskis sits in Commercial Court, in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter and opened in October 2014. Named after Stewart Hadski, who ran the iron foundry where Hadskis now stands over a quarter of a century ago., this stylish dining room is part of the group of eateries owned by Niall McKenna, The others being James Street South, … Continue reading Hadskis

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Yugo

Yugo is tucked away in Wellington Street off Donegall Square West. It opened at the tail end of 2016 and has brought something to Belfast that we hadn't really seen here before. Fearless Fusion Yugo is 'fusion' in Japanese. And although this word is used by quite a few restaurants in Belfast, Yugo have taken … Continue reading Yugo

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Leek, Potato & Cashel Blue Soup

Right, so a wee recipe for you, perfect for the cold weather but a hearty feed at any time. This is my twist on a big favourite, this leek, potato & cashel blue soup is made with a couple of added extras, using some gorgeous Abernethy smoked butter and creamy Cashel blue cheese to give a … Continue reading Leek, Potato & Cashel Blue Soup

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#LearnuaryNI

Training Matchmaker makes January, Learnuary. Happy New Year! Most of us are a little tired, a little skint and a little heavier than we were a few weeks ago, and now sitting with a physical or mental list of how we're going to better ourselves in 2018. I'm currently sitting looking at my 72 calorie … Continue reading #LearnuaryNI

Bullitt Brunch

I've written about Bullitt Hotel Belfast a couple of times before. From the passionate baristas to the wow factor of Taylor & Clay (the Asador grill alone sees to that). So this time I was here for brunch, still the trendiest meal of the day. Sitting in the lobby bar area, suitably yet subtly decorated for … Continue reading Bullitt Brunch

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Officially Oysters

The Belfast Christmas Market is back, and even earlier than in previous years. Here from 18 November right up until 23 December. This year there is a dedicated space for a "Food Court" in the grounds of City Hall, where you can grab something quick and yummy for lunch in any of the surrounding stalls … Continue reading Officially Oysters

Digital Cities Belfast 2017 #DigiBelfast

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Belfast played host to Digital Cities this week. 7 days of seminars, workshops, masterclasses and various other events on all things digital media. On Wednesday, as part of this, I was at the MAC theatre in the City’s Cathedral Quarter for a digital skills day hosted by the very talented people at the BBC Academy. … Continue reading Refreshing Content

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Revolución de Cuba

Cuban Craze Revolución de Cuba has definitely hit the ground running since opening its doors to the Belfast public back in July this year. Drawing the crowds by its Latino vibe and decor to match with some excellent Happy Hour offers too! I’ve already been in since it opened for a few 2 for 1 … Continue reading Revolución de Cuba

Crimbohh Social at the Knife & Fork Grill

It Gets Earlier Every Year!... The Ohh Social App is getting all festive! And whilst this might seem completely ridiculous in late August, if you work in Belfast you will know that if you haven't got your Christmas 'do' booked by now, you're pretty stuffed! (sorry). The Knife & Fork Grill is a recent addition … Continue reading Crimbohh Social at the Knife & Fork Grill

5 Foodie Firsts for Belfast (or thereabouts) in 2017

Northern Ireland's year of Food & Drink is all but a distant memory now but 2017 has brought plenty of new experiences for foodies to get their teeth into. Here are just a handful of them. If you've tried any of these, I'd love to know what you thought so please feel free to leave … Continue reading 5 Foodie Firsts for Belfast (or thereabouts) in 2017

Whiskey & Muses | Bushmills Irish Whiskey #Answerthecall series continues

Register for the event here So this is the next in a series of collaborations between one of Northern Ireland’s longest standing institutions, Bushmills Irish Whiskey and a group of creative individuals who strive to be that little bit different from the norm, creating something unique and inspiring, much like Bushmills Irish Whiskey do themselves. … Continue reading Whiskey & Muses | Bushmills Irish Whiskey #Answerthecall series continues

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Asda’s Super Summer Picnic Range

The Great Outdoors So it's mid-August already but there’s still plenty of time to make the most of what’s left of the summer. Plus we all remember how good the weather gets in September from back in the school days, sitting in the 'greenhouse' assembly hall on the first day of term. What better way … Continue reading Asda’s Super Summer Picnic Range

The Amzing Adventure of Gnorman the Gnome [Video]

ASDA have kindly sent me a lovely hamper to show off their great picnic range (post on that on its way soon). In the middle of the packed and well presented hamper, staring out at me through the plastic wrapping, sat Gnorman the Gnome. I became quite attached to this wee cake and so before … Continue reading The Amzing Adventure of Gnorman the Gnome [Video]

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Foodies Fill the Food Hall

Well they certainly didn’t do anything like this back in my day at school! In our canteen you walked in to see big Aggie standing there in a tunic you could’ve used for a ten man tent, ladle in hand, face like thunder, looking at you like she would slap the living daylights out of … Continue reading Foodies Fill the Food Hall

Summer Slushie at Ground Espresso Bar

The sun was out in Belfast today so I called into Ground to try one of their iced drinks they've brought in for the Summer. This one is a peach & summer berries flavour slushie, blitzed in the blender with ice and topped with a handful of little fruity millions chews. Refreshingly sweet and great … Continue reading Summer Slushie at Ground Espresso Bar

Hot Igloo

Working in Belfast city centre coupled with living not too far from it means that most of my eating out is done in the middle of town. So it was a nice change to be asked by 1vision PR (thanks folks) to try out a still very brand new restaurant up in Glengormley. Another plus … Continue reading Hot Igloo

Hotel Chocolat

Could you possibly have grabbed a better spot to open any type of shop never mind Ireland’s first Hotel Chocolat Cafe! Right at City Hall where Donegall Sq East, North and Wellington Place meet. This has to be one of the most prime locations in town. Hotel Chocolat has been around since the early 90s … Continue reading Hotel Chocolat

Berts Jazz Bar

Bert's Jazz Bar, part of the now world renowned 5* Merchant Hotel have themselves a brand new afternoon tea menu with a twist. A selection of bite size savoury treats to nibble on and a glass of prosecco to wash them down with. Sounds fantastic! Nic and I were very fortunate to be asked along … Continue reading Berts Jazz Bar