Posts Tagged ‘foodie articles’

One Pot Wonders

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Possibly the most glorious thing about having an interest in food and cooking is that you will never exhaust the endless combinations of ingredients and methods available to you. The only limitation is your own imagination. We create our own mental boundaries by allowing our preconceived notions to direct us. We inherited many of these […]

The Food Makeover

Monday, September 28th, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

In conversation with a friend recently I found myself wading into the murky waters of food and weight loss.   We would both find ourselves in that rather tricky position of having a desire to fit into a smaller trouser size but possessing an even greater desire for a steak pie, nice wine, good sausage, local […]

James Whelan Butchers: Lighter Days

Friday, June 12th, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Regardless of the weather I always find that I just enjoy lighter food in the summer months. It may be simple conditioning or it could be my body wanting to shed all that was packed into it in the cold winter. For me this time of year always calls for lighter meals and with the […]

Burgers and Balls

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

You can’t pick up a food magazine or go to a food website these days without seeing the words ‘budget’, ‘eat well, spend less’, ‘feed your family for a fiver’ or any other of the myriad ways we are constantly being encouraged to save money. Here’s the thing, and I don’t wish to be controversial, […]

Planning the Difference

Friday, March 20th, 2015 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

While much of what I learned in school is buried deep in the mind’s recesses, probably never to see the light of day again, I still frequently go back to a saying by one of my teachers; “Proper planning prevents poor performance”.  He would refer to it as the 5 Ps.  Leaving aside the clever […]

Mama’s Meatballs

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

One of the most popular dishes in our James Whelan Butchers range is the great family favourite, Mama’s Meatballs in a sumptuously rich Italian sauce and topped with local cheese.  It’s filling, comforting and fantastic value.  This is important as you can’t pick up a food magazine or go to a food website these days […]

James Whelan Butchers: Oh My, What a Pie!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

I don’t think there is anything more disappointing in life than eyeing a fabulous looking piece of pie, sweet or savoury it doesn’t matter, only for the taste to be less than exciting. Indeed many shop bought pies, particularly the meat variety, have a way of over delivering on the picture on the outside and […]

James Whelan Butchers: Animals are what they eat

Monday, January 12th, 2015 in Foodie Articles | 1 Comment »

It had to happen at some stage but for someone in the meat business it was probably the best New Year’s gift and a great way to start 2015.  What am I talking about?  The small fact that there has been a dramatic swell in the research emerging from the US that confirms grass fed […]

James Whelan Butchers: Make It Easy

Monday, December 15th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

It’s really great to be alive at this time of technological breakthroughs, tremendous convenience, and working central heating!  We have a lot to be thankful for and yet I see the stress on the faces all around me.  For every smile there’s at least one frown.  Some people truly delight in this time of year, […]

James Whelan Butchers: What Came First?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

An egg is among the most nutritious foods that we have access to with many believing that the egg is ‘nature’s multivitamin.’  Eggs contain unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that many people are deficient in.  Eggs are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients. An average large […]

James Whelan Butchers: Chopaholic

Friday, October 17th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

I find that when you mention pork chops there isn’t the instant appeal that other meat often elicits.  The problem is that the chop has generally been maligned for being too dry, dull and altogether boring.  I can understand this because I too, as a child, witnessed the abuses visited on the chop.  What started […]

James Whelan Butchers: Know Your Spuds

Monday, September 29th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

October 3rd is National Potato Day; a day to celebrate the spud.  Not the most glamorous of national days perhaps, but despite the fact that it is probably a promotional notion dreamt up by potato growers, why shouldn’t it have its own day?  There was a time in Ireland when every day was National Potato […]