Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

James Whelan Butchers: ‘Summers End 2022

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

As I write it’s another rain soaked Irish summer’s day with a bit of a gust thrown in. I wonder if I have the will to believe it will turn around before the children return to school. Now the upturned hourglass is well and truly running out of sand and my wishful anticipation of a […]

James Whelan Butchers: Eat Fresh

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

If you’re just up it might take a second to wrap your brain around this but stick with me.  New research has just been released that suggests people are not fat because they are lazy and don’t move but instead are lazy and don’t move because they are fat!  It took me a while too, […]

James Whelan Butchers: Cream of Chicken Soup

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 in Poultry & Game Recipes, Recipes | No Comments »

Chicken soup made with a whole chicken and enjoyed as a meal is perfect food for a busy lifestyle.  Any vegetables can be added to this dinner in a bowl. Cream of Chicken Soup – Printer Friendly Download Ingredients 1 medium chicken 2 litres water 2 large onions finely chopped 4 sticks celery cut into […]

James Whelan Butchers: Chicken Fricassée

Monday, November 18th, 2013 in Poultry & Game Recipes, Recipes | No Comments »

Fricassée is the Irish method of preparing a very tasty stew like dish which is finished with an egg and cream sauce. Chicken Fricassée – Printer Friendly Download Ingredients 1 medium free range chicken 1 lemon 1 carrot peeled and quartered 1 large onion peeled and quartered Bouquet garni made from a sprig of thyme, […]

James Whelan Butchers: Patriotic Food

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

  We share a great deal in common with our nearest neighbour the UK. We don’t think anything of watching British television or reading British magazines and embracing the texts and programmes as our own. We’ll watch cookery programmes, largely presented by British chefs and cooks and we forget we are watching something from another […]

James Whelan Butchers: Beat the Bloody Weather

Friday, August 12th, 2011 in Foodie Articles | 1 Comment »

  Looking back through my archive of musings for this column over the past three years it would appear that I could pull out the same article each August and reprint it and that’s mainly because of the predictably unpredictable Irish weather. We start off the summer full of anticipation of sunny days, picnics and […]

James Whelan Butchers: Terrines and Pâtés

Monday, July 11th, 2011 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

With the summer upon us we have moved to eating most of our meals outside once again. It is also the time of year when you never know who’s going to drop by. The long bright evenings encourage weekday visits from family and friends. While most people will phone ahead if they are dropping by […]

James Whelan Butchers: Summer’s Here

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

  Back in April I was sure the summer had arrived until May came along and appeared to plunge us back into winter. Despite the lighter evenings, those wet days, particularly in the latter half of the month, made me feel like putting the barbeque up for sale on ‘Done Deal’ rather than preparing it […]