Posts Tagged ‘James Whelan Butchers’

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 […]

Chicken Tonight

Monday, January 11th, 2016 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Just before the downturn there were many column inches and much media air time devoted to the great chicken debate. Chefs, producers, organic specialists, commentators, all suddenly had an opinion. The general public was left dazed, bamboozled with information and more confused than ever. The various labels, organic, corn fed, hand reared, free range, farm […]

A Butcher’s Life for Me

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

There’s a tremendous beauty in the English language. We, unlike some of our European neighbours, have been blessed with an abundant tongue based on rich, ancient foundations. We have an instrument of expression that when used correctly can work incredible magic. Words can make us fall in love, do things we don’t want to do, […]

Covet the Cranberry

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

If there is one berry we associate with Christmas it has to be cranberries. Maybe it’s because they have been on my mind that I am suddenly coming across so many recipes, sweet and savoury that call for the little fleshy fruit in all its various forms; fresh, dried and frozen. For some reason I […]

Christmas Opening Times 2015

Friday, December 11th, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

  Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary are as follows: Day Opening Times Saturday 19th Dec 8AM – 6.00PM Sunday 20th Dec 8AM – 7PM Monday 21st Dec 8AM – 7PM Tuesday 22nd Dec 8AM – 7PM Wednesday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM […]

The Humble Spud

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

I have a friend who is in the fruit and vegetable business both growing and selling on a significant scale and so he knows his spuds. He is always astounded when people don’t store their spuds in the fridge and then wonder why they spoil so quickly. Forget your fancy storage bags, baskets and pots; […]

Thrift in the Kitchen

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

“During the war years and beyond culinary skills were tested to the limit. Housewives were proud to play their part in helping with the war effort. Many, self taught, embraced the art of cooking enthusiastically. They used limited resources ingeniously, respecting the available ingredients and avoiding waste. Above all, they were prepared to put the […]

Early Birds Catch the Turkeys

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

I’m on the brink of believing that someone or something has increased the speed at which time passes. Is it just me or are we all failing to get the same value out of a year that we once did?   It seems like I took the children out picking blackberries on the cusp of autumn […]

Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 in Beef Dripping Recipes, Christmas Recipes, Pork Recipes, Recipes | No Comments »

The beef dripping really gives these festive sausage rolls a delicious crunch. Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls – Printer Friendly Download Ingredients: For the pastry: 60g chilled James Whelan Butchers beef dripping 65 g butter 90 g caster sugar 1 large egg 250 g plain flour 1 tbsp of ice cold water For the filling: […]

Triple-Cooked Chips

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 in Beef Dripping Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes | No Comments »

You can make chips in a saucepan, but a domestic deep fat fryer is not very expensive and makes the whole process much safer. Triple Cooked Chips – Printer Friendly Download Ingredients: 200 g Maris Piper potatoes Beef dripping (enough to half-fill your pan when melted) To Cook: Peel the potatoes and cut into chips: […]

Beef Dripping Roast Potatoes

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 in Beef Dripping Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes | No Comments »

These are in my humble opinion the best roast potatoes you will ever have. Try this recipe for you Christmas roast potatoes and you’ll be converted straight away. Beef Drippin Roast Potatoes – Printer Friendly Download Ingredients: Allow 2–3 floury potatoes per person To Cook Peel the potatoes and cut into roughly equal pieces. The […]

Sticky roast parsnips, Chantenay carrots, glazed sprouts & apples

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 in Beef Dripping Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes | No Comments »

This recipe was kindly created for us by Avoca’s head chef Mark McGillicuddy who previously worked in Michelin-starred Mint restaurant in Ranelagh. Sticky Roast Parsnips – Printer Friendly Download Ingredients: 12 parsnips peeled and halved lengthwise 600g Chantennay carrots 3tbsp James Whelan beef dripping 2tbsp of Irish honey 2 tbsp of pomegranate molasses 2 tsp of […]