Thursday 23 May 2013

My foodie week in pictures

I've had some nice food related moments over the last few days and instead of writing a post for each food experience I decided to gather a few pictures of the highlights. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you'll probably be familiar with some of the following pictures, if not I hope you enjoy.

  • Arnotts Department Stores window display for Cook Month
I was passing by Arnotts and saw the beautiful window display for Clodagh's Bakery by Clodagh Mc Kenna, I couldn't resist and I had to take some pictures. In the department store you can find Clodagh's food court and  Clodagh's Bakery on level 1 and Clodagh's restaurant on level 2. I visited the food court a few times and I like the salads which are tasty and good value. It's Cook Month in Arnotts so there are cookery demonstrations in their Henry street window display, you can see the schedule here. There's also a giveaway for €2000 worth of Bosch kitchen appliances.
Arnotts, 12 Henry Street, Dublin 1,

  • My favourite scone ever at Avoca Suffolk Street
I blogged about Avoca before but oh sweet baby jesus, look at the pic! I think they make the best scones I've ever tasted, seriously good and gigantic. I met with blogger Yolene from Crème de Citron and during our foodie talks I enjoyed this gorgeous sundried tomato scone with cream cheese and chives served with some relish. I cannot recommend it strong enough!
Avoca, 11-13 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2,

  • Langues de Chat de Lu bought at Fallon and Byrne
Mr. FFID brought me back to French memory lane when he surprised me with some 'langues de chat' (cat tongues) he found in Fallon and Byrne. These delicious biscuits are perfect with a cup of tea. They're actually easy to make but oh la la the brand LU is part of my childhood. As Mr. FFID said 'Bein dis donc, they're addictive".
Fallon and Byrne, 11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin,

  • Donal Skehan filming Kitchen Hero in Dublin
Last Sunday the weather was amazing at the Dublin Docklands Summer festival. I felt like I was in Barcelona with the people wearing sunglasses and flip flops: the Irish capital looked stunning! There was a great atmosphere, food stalls and also we happened to see Donal Skehan. He was cooking  pad Thai for his cooking show Kitchen Hero. He 's traveling all over Ireland with a very cool Citroen H van and his fantastic vintage props. It was great to watch him cooking live.

  • My visit to the Glenisk pop store on Dawson street
A great place to visit at the moment in Dublin city centre if you like (who doesn't?) Glenish organic Irish yogurt. You can buy their products on site or treat yourself to a nice salad or sweet treat made with the yogurt. I went last Sunday and wrote an article about it, have a little read here if you wish. You'd never imagine you could make so many things using yogurt!
Glenisk pop up, corner of Dawson Street and Duke Street, Dublin,

  • A not so foodie moment: I made a mug cookie and I liked it
A few days ago I wanted to eat something sweet and unhealthy but I had nothing much in my pantry/fridge and was too lazy to go down to the shop. I had the leftovers of Lindt Easter Bunny and for some reason thought I could make a mugcake (I've never made one). I ended up on this French recipe for a mug cookie. All you need to do is mix 1 tbs of melted butter, 1 tbs caster sugar, 1 tbs brown sugar, 1 egg yolk, 3 tbs flour, 2 tbs chocolate chips and microwave for 1 minute. I used some of my chopped Easter bunny, oh dear and it was yummy. Please don't judge me, no foodie is perfect.

  • Lamb Couscous by my friend Cedric
Last but not least, my Parisian friend Cedric who loves cooking and baking had us for dinner last weekend. As he was away for my birthday celebration a few weeks ago he wanted to cook for me as a gift. He made us a Lamb couscous which was absolutely delicious, with lovely spices brought from Morocco by his mammy. For dessert he made a lovely lemon baked cheesecake. Merci Cedric!

Et voila, that's it for now! As you can see, as usual I ate my way around Dublin!

What about you? Any foodie events you attended recently or even something delicious you had?