Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Getting Ahead

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

A good friend of mine used to describe the highly organised as both anal and smug. Of course now that she has advanced in years, learned the art and the benefits of planning ahead and joined the tribe she once so despised, her view has changed. I tease her mercilessly about it, but her good […]

James Whelan Butchers: Coping with the Stress of Christmas on RTE Radio 1

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 in Foodie Articles, Press | No Comments »

Last weekend I was delighted to appear on Marian Finucane’s RTE Radio 1 show to discuss the best way of coping with the stress of Christmas. We discussed the stress people put themselves under when deciding what to cook for Christmas dinner. I talked about the differences between the two main breeds of turkey – […]

Christmas 2012 at James Whelan Butchers

Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Good Food | No Comments »

Christmas is such as special time in the business, the excitement, the fun, the laughter and the great food. This year, I brought the camera with me on one of the days leading up to Christmas. I’d like to share with you some of the images here. They capture the spirit of the season and […]

James Whelan Butchers: Covet the Cranberry

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 in Foodie Articles | 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 […]

James Whelan Butchers: Christmas Delivery Update

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 in Good Food | No Comments »

Dear Valued Customers: We made the difficult decision on Tuesday to take no additional online orders for delivery before Christmas day, and to shut off delivery dates between now and January on the calendar that allows you to choose your delivery slot. We made this choice to be able to insure delivery of all existing […]

James Whelan Butchers: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” A quote attributed to Albert Einstein. I’m all for knowledge but I understand that it can sometimes be quite limiting. Having a prior knowledge that something won’t work for example can prevent you from even trying it. Whatever it is might not work, but you may stumble across something […]

James Whelan Butchers: Christmas Extravaganza with Rachel Allen

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 in Foodie Articles, Occasions | 1 Comment »

  If I can convince you to do one thing this year then it would be to make sure you book your tickets for the upcoming Tipperary Food Producers Christmas Cookery Extravaganza being held in the Clonmel Park Hotel on the evening of the 7th of December. Not only will it herald Christmas it will […]

James Whelan Butchers: A Military Plan

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

  Winter has arrived and all eyes are now firmly focussed on the festive season. Now before you throw the paper down in horror at my nerve of mentioning the ‘C’ word in the third week of November, hear me out. Normally I’m with all the people who say “the long lead in is ruining […]

James Whelan Butchers: Santa Watch 2010: 90% and Climbing

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 in Good Food | No Comments »

We are extremely pleased to report that 90% of the deliveries we dispatched a day early have now safely reached their destinations, with bundles of ham, turkey and festive food reaching doorways all over the country. Our drivers have been determined and our customers have been phenomenal. When access to an address has been particularly […]

James Whelan Butchers: Christmas Recipe Wrap Up

Monday, December 20th, 2010 in Good Food | No Comments »

We’ve been hard at work adding seasonal Christmas recipes to our popular Recipes section in the run-up to Christmas, and it’s filled with instructive, simple recipes for turning out wonderful festive meals through the holiday season: Christmas Turkey with Cranberry Sauce Traditional Roast Turkey with Thyme and Onion Stuffing Ham with Marmalade and Ginger Glaze […]

James Whelan Butchers: Brown Paper Packages Tied Up in Strings…

Sunday, December 19th, 2010 in Good Food | No Comments »

While a lot of businesses wind down around Christmas, the average retailer probably works harder at Christmas than at any other time of year. And while it’s been very busy and our inclement Irish weather has certainly presented some challenges, we’re well into the spirit of the season this year and doing our best to […]