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Lemon Butter Chicken with Dollop Ghee

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So Dollop Ghee is now in stock and you may recall from my blog post heralding its imminient arrival that I promised some recipes that make use of this fabulous product. This is technically Lemon Ghee Chicken, but let's face it, butter just sounds better.  Chicken thighs are marinated in a deliciously rich pour-over sauce that consists of ghee, coconut cream, garlic, lemon zest/juice and fresh rosemary.  The sauce goes all over the chicken prior to baking, making it a seriously tasty and easy meal! If you're not mad on chicken thighs- and I'm not- go ahead and use chicken...

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More New Stuff - Peter's Yard Sourdough Crispbreads and a Lunchtime Recipe

Posted by Tara Whelan on

Like pretty much everyone in my family, I'm a bit of a cheese fiend and always on the lookout for something new, interesting and delicious to lay my cheese upon. A cracker isn't just a medium for the cheese, a way to ship it from hand to gob- a good cracker is an integral part of the taste experience and I personally take into account the size, flavour, texture and integrity of the cracker- will this crunchy morsel hold up under everything I'm about to pile on top of it, because that might include charcuterie and a jammy accompaniment along...

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New Product! Dollop Ghee

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I am thrilled to become a stockist of Dollop Ghee, a wonderful new Irish artisan ingredient destined to become a kitchen cupboard essential. Retailing at €6.95, Dollop Ghee comes in a 200ml glass jar and will be available online and at Killruddery Farm Market (on selected dates from 21st April). Sophie van Dijk makes her fabulous product in Dundalk, Co Louth, her lightbulb moment coming while in the throes of the famous 12-week course at Ballymaloe Cookery School (I'm so jealous). With a background in chilled food purchasing for a major grocer, when she came up with her own idea for an...

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Nettles for Putting the "Spring" into Spring

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Nettle (Urtica dioica) is a perennial herb known as common nettle, stinging nettle, nettle worth, big string nettle and devil's leaf. In Ireland, we find it just about everywhere growing on waste ground, in hedgerows, along roadsides, field edges and grassy places. They're easily identifiable by their green, heart-shaped leaves covered with tiny stiff hairs that come with the bastard of a sting. Despite the plant's best attempts to be left alone, all parts can be used as herbal remedies - leaves, flowers, stems, roots and seeds. Unfortunately seen these days as a weed to be eradicated, older and wiser folk take...

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Graham's of Smoky Brae Smoky BBQ Ribs

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We're back, after a long winter break and getting ready to launch back into our Spring and Summer market season! Which means more food and more blogging! Dunno about you but these longer evenings and the barest hint of sunrise as I wake at literally the crack of dawn for the day job have me thinking about and yearning for summer. And summer means BBQ. I know its a while away yet, but hey, this rib recipe is for the oven so even on the pissiest, coldest, darkest Saturday night, you can crack open a cold one and enjoy the...

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