Eyes on the pies: Eight apple tarts put to the taste test

Eyes on the pies: Eight apple tarts put to the taste test

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness — John Keats had it right about autumn.

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It’s all in the milk: Differences between farmhouse cheddar and dairy version

It’s all in the milk: Differences between farmhouse cheddar and dairy version

What distinguishes farmhouse cheddar from the more available dairy version?

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Taste of the sea: Top 8 fish cakes

Taste of the sea: Top 8 fish cakes

For an instant supper or lunch, fishcakes can be nourishing, warming and tasty. To complete a balanced meal, all it takes is some stirfried or roasted root vegetables. ...

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Jamming session: Eight strawberry conserves put to the taste test

Jamming session: Eight strawberry conserves put to the taste test

This summer’s crop of strawberries was plentiful and flavourful, and lucky are those who froze some to make jam. For those who had little time or inclination, ...

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Energy fix: Top 8 snacks for children

Energy fix: Top 8 snacks for children

Children starting or going back to school is a reminder of how we all need an energy boost when sitting at a desk for hours, no matter what our age.

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Summer bangers: The top 8 meaty sausages

Summer bangers: The top 8 meaty sausages

For this year’s sausage survey we focused on a high proportion of meat. It had to be over 65% — a substantial sausage that would barbecue well in summer, ...

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Dress to impress: Eight mayos put to the taste test

Dress to impress: Eight mayos put to the taste test

MAYONNAISE is a handy store-cupboard ingredient to try on hot broccoli, roasted vegetables, new potatoes, to add last-minute creaminess to a stir fry, or in grated ...

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Top eight summer bangers of 2019

Top eight summer bangers of 2019

For this year’s sausage survey we focused on a high proportion of meat.

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Liquid gold: Top eight luxury olive oils

Liquid gold: Top eight luxury olive oils

Summer's bounty of green leaves, tomatoes and herbs makes for the easiest meals to eat whatever the weather.

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In clover: Enjoying the good life, from pig farmer to Reiki master

In clover: Enjoying the good life, from pig farmer to Reiki master

From pig farming to Reiki master seems like a bit of a stretch, but that’s the direction Caroline Rigney is taking. For the last 21 years she’s been ...

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Top luxury ice creams to choose from this summer

Top luxury ice creams to choose from this summer

A delicious selection of ice creams brought smiles to the faces of all ages. We steered away from popular brands we had tried before, aiming this time at more luxury, ...

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Food for all: How a Cork community garden is leading by example

Food for all: How a Cork community garden is leading by example

Tucked into a maze of terraced houses, parks, sports areas and clubs, an oasis of calm, colour, and fragrances, a world of food has been created.

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Curds and whey: Art of making sustainable cheese

Curds and whey: Art of making sustainable cheese

Rather than flying in cheese from abroad, a couple with a passion for local produce opted instead for a spot of import substitution at their Co Cork dairy, writes ...

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Hold the meat: Top 8 high-protein vegetarian meals

Hold the meat: Top 8 high-protein vegetarian meals

This week testers tried vegetarian options with attention to taste and protein content.

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Snack attack: Food to fuel your brain during exams

Snack attack: Food to fuel your brain during exams

The Junior and Leaving Cert exams are fast approaching, time to think about food options for students who need to refuel in a hurry, writes Roz Crowley

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Chocs away: Eight Easter eggs put to the kiddie test

Chocs away: Eight Easter eggs put to the kiddie test

Roz Crowley and her three helpers put a selection of tasty Easter eggs to the test

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Bee’s knees: Eight honey brands put to the test

Bee’s knees: Eight honey brands put to the test

THE best honey to buy is a conundrum. Unless locally produced, it’s difficult to have confidence in where exactly it comes from and this can matter.

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