Category: Best of NI

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An Interview with Karen Alexander from Freebird Tea

Lynyrd Skynyrd, an epiphany in a hospital waiting room and gin & tonic tea! Karen Alexander tells me about her Freebird journey so far. *this post contains affiliate links Now I must confess, I’m much more into my coffee than my tea. But perhaps I’ve just never tried the right tea? (That and possibly the […]

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Granny Shaws Fudge Factory

Granny Shaws Fudge Factory opens at Glenarm Castle Northern Ireland’s first fudge factory has opened at Glenarm Castle just in time for the new spring season. Visitors can watch the art of fudge-making at Granny Shaws Fudge Factory before choosing from more than 50 flavours including Eton Mess, Sea Salted Caramel, Red Velvet, Chocolate Coconut & Cherry, […]

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Finnebrogue Naked Bacon

The Naked Revolution at Finnebrogue

Naked Bacon So I’m loving this Naked Bacon, part of the latest range from Finnebrogue. Naked meats are made without the addition of nitrites and E numbers. The folks at Finnebrogue having produced sausages for more than a decade vowed not to produce bacon until they could make it safer, which means doing without the harmful nitrites, […]

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Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland in the run up to St Patrick’s Day at Borough Market

The Best of Northern Ireland Food and Drink Borough Market will be providing culinary inspiration from the best of Northern Ireland food and drink to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the capital, with guest traders setting up shop in the Market Hall to sell some of the best Northern Irish delicacies available.   The regional […]

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Armagh Cider Company

Not to be outdone by the plethora of breweries, micro breweries and other craft beer & ale producers knocking about these days, Northern Ireland has a fair representation in the craft cider world too. The multi award winning Armagh Cider Company are one of the best known for this. Owned by the Troughton Family and […]

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Preserving What Matters

Right so you’ll find a few of these appearing on the blog this year and hopefully beyond. I love Northern Ireland Food (if that wasn’t abundantly clear already!). Our producers are passionate, our products and produce are high quality and behind every one there’s a real story, and I love that. So every now and […]

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Hilden Brewery Tour

Learning and Legacy at Hilden Brewery

So the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink is coming to an end. Reserving December for, quite understandably, ‘Christmas and Premium Foods’, November was ‘Legacy and Learn to’ month. And what better place to celebrate this than in the oldest independent brewery on the Island of Ireland, Hilden Brewery, marking its 35th birthday in […]

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