Thursday, August 16, 2012
Food and Drink Spotting
Food and Drink Spotting
Like my Pu-erh and Rooibos but used to stick my nose up at the mention of green tea. Not anymore. Came home from town on a recent muggy day, in need of a pick me up. Spotted a parcel from Barry’s Tea and inside were three packs of green tea!
Not used to Green Tea? The leaflet asked. “Then try our Green Tea and Lemon.” Not expecting much, but I tried it. Well, well, well. It certainly is refreshing, a pleasure for the nose and the palate and it must be all those antioxidants that gave me the boost.
I sure was willing to experiment after that and, the next day, tried their Natural Green Tea. No lemon here but the zest remains, the antioxidants are still at work. It is not unlike the black teas but not as robust, being more delicate with a subtle flavour. Liked that too.
I next moved on to the Organic Green Tea – all three are part of Barry’s Well Being series. This too is “brimming with antioxidants” and I didn't find the taste much different from the previous tea. There are some minor differences in the standing time when making these teas. Keep an eye on those and you’ll have the perfect green cuppa. And please, I’ll have one also!
Rozanne Likes Lobster
Rozanne Stevens says lobster is traditionally considered a delicacy, pricey and reserved for posh restaurants and special occasions. “Surprisingly, in these economic times, lobster is becoming more and more sought after. Food trends and times are a changing with trendy eateries like Bite in Dublin making this gourmet ingredient accessible and contemporary for the consumer. Ditching the heavy old fashioned Lobster Thermidore and serving fresh, succulent lobster burgers or lobster salad rolls at a reasonable price. Read on and I’ll share their recipe!”
Clarion Hotel Cork tell me that their Kudos have the following Dinner Specials until Tuesday 21st August.
Sizzling Crispy Honey and Chilli Glazed Duck, Asian Seasoned Ginger Vegetables, Sesame Rice €15.
Cajun Dusted Pork Loin, Sweet Onion Mash, Spiced Apple and Raisin Salsa, Balsamic Drizzle €14.
Grilled Marinated Lamb Cutlets, Roast Pepper Ratatouille, Olive Tapenade and Basil Pesto Dressing €14.95
Fresco Eaterie & Bistro
Chef Kash is looking forward to the official launch of Fresco Eaterie and Bistro next Wednesday! To celebrate, Fresco are giving away ten invitations to what will be a great night! If you want one please send them a direct message (twitter address: https://twitter.com/frescobistro ) saying why you want to go.
@BubbleBrothers €48 off this case of young, fruity whites http://bit.ly/RVy9OX. Rhône, L'doc, Valencia. Promo price good ‘til 5pm Sat, or ‘til stocks run out.
Allrecipes.co.uk @AllrecipesUK Moreish Muffins.
Fish and chips from @ Murphy's Bar & Grill (Honolulu)
Dermie's™ @Gas_mark_seven Latest recipe on RTE Food: Dermie's Rosemary Lemonade
Anyone for Broccoli Parmesan Fritters