Freebird Tea

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 … Continue reading An Interview with Karen Alexander from Freebird Tea

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, … Continue reading The Naked Revolution at Finnebrogue

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BelFeast

BelFeast comes to Belfast BelFeast will be centred in the city’s Cathedral Quarter. The lineup includes live music performances, street artists, tours, workshops and talks. There will also be an artisan street market and a street food village running alongside the food festival. The three-day festival runs from 23-25 March. The Mac Food Theatre Pull up … Continue reading BelFeast

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

Cuban Hot Burger

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

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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 Parsons Nose

So this little jewel in Hillsborough has went under the knife and had a hefty makeover worth half a million pounds and I was very lucky to be invited along to see how it was looking, and to try some the of the dishes from its extensive menu. All made by the talented hands of … Continue reading The Parsons Nose

We Slim Together | ‘The Difficult’ Second Month

So the clue’s in the title here. A second month of ups and downs on the We Slim Together plan. Nobody said it was going to be easy! And for certainly the month of March, it wasn’t! Starting weight 13st 7.3lbs Week 6 | Uh oh… So the week started off well with my beautiful … Continue reading We Slim Together | ‘The Difficult’ Second Month

Ohh Social

A Great Way to be Social

So there's been plenty of talk about the Ohh Social app recently from myself, other bloggers and plenty of people in general. If you haven't heard of it or haven't got a chance to look at what it’s about, read on, and also check out the fantastic offer that Ohh Social have given me for … Continue reading A Great Way to be Social

Born & Braised

Foodie Heaven in the North West

So do you remember 2016, the NI Year of Food & Drink? Ah the memories! Of course it seems like a lifetime ago now, so to get invited to a legacy event for this monumental year gone by, was an absolute pleasure. A wee road trip no less, first to the North West and Brown’s … Continue reading Foodie Heaven in the North West

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 … Continue reading Preserving What Matters

New Look to Tesco NI Flagship Store

The folks at Tesco Northern Ireland very kindly offered to show me round their newly refurbished flagship store at Newtownbreda, where £2.1 million has been invested into enhancing their customer shopping experience. What's New in Newtownbreda We arrived early for the tour so went up and had a coffee in the newly refitted cafe, the Wife … Continue reading New Look to Tesco NI Flagship Store

Tesco Taste Festival 2016

So it's that time of year again when a bunch of our top local food & drink companies get together in one big giant tent in the middle of Belfast and show us what they've got. The crowds descend on Custom House Square to sample, enjoy and buy some mouthwatering breads, cakes, meats, cheeses, yogurts, craft … Continue reading Tesco Taste Festival 2016