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Posts Tagged ‘ Chocolate ’

The Disturbing Truth About The Food You Eat

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Standing in the supermarket’s food section aisle you’re confronted with hundreds of different products compounded by the happy proliferation of subcategories. You have a wide choice of grocery items at your fingertips. Or have you?

A 2013 study by the U.S. consumer rights group, Food and Water Watch, examined the market share of 100 common grocery items and unearthed a disturbing trend: you’re actually down to 2-4 big companies when buying most grocery items. This is certainly a global trend, extremely valid in modern Ireland. Continue reading

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News in Brief- Tesco Launch Not So Eggcellent Trolley Deposit Scheme

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For the day that’s in it and those of you that are in the office and in need of some NIB to brighten your day, let’s kick off with a catastrophe in Kerry.

A crucifix has the whole place divided as councillors can’t decide where to hang the thing in their local offices. Some councillors argue the inclusion of a crucifix, on their office wall; will promote sectarian divisions and religious inequality, while others think the mere presence of a little MDF son of God will make people more honest. Jesus, no pun intended (maybe a little bit); if a wooden statue could stop people lying we’d all be working under mini-statues of our mammies. Councillor Toirèasa Ferris, who labels herself a Christian, opposes the idea as she said; ‘where does religion come into pothole filling’. The councillors have obviously forgotten the real meaning of Easter which is entirely chocolate based.

Tesco in Ballymun understand, they know there are too many Easter eggs and not enough time. Just don’t grab too many, it’ll cost you a tenner for the use of a trolley. The new deposit scheme has been implemented after ‘massive trolley loss’. What constitutes ‘massive’ trolley loss exactly NIB wonders? Who knows though, they may rise again in a few days. Continue reading

News in Brief – Storms Hit Hard As Gun Law Repealed

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So NIB is back after prolonged Christmas hols and what’s been happening around the country?

We’re all underwater as storms continue to wreak havoc like the last guest at your New Year’s Eve party, who wasn’t invited anyway and then turned up with friends in tow and ate the entire prawn ring, but anyway. According to those in the know, jobs are looking up, crime stats are down and soon North and South might be getting along. Continue reading

Chocolate Biscuit Cake with Marshmallows

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So what do you do when you have ten million marshmallows?? Well, instead of risking diabetes I made some chocolate biscuit cake and threw them in there! (Then I ate the cake so defeated the original purpose). I can’t take credit for the biscuit cake recipe; it is my granny’s and is the best I have ever had, the biscuits stay crunchy unlike biscuit cakes with digestives in them I find. There is also an egg stirred in at the end. Don’t be scared, I have been eating this for 24yrs and I am fiiiiiine 🙂 Continue reading

News in Brief-Ireland Fussy About Threesomes As Drugs Find Is A Real Kinder Surprise

There were three in the bed and the little one said, ’I don’t think James Reilly will like this’. Yes the threesome furore that has only been pushed from the papers since we found out Tubridy earns more than most people make in a lifetime. But there is actually a very innocent explanation behind the SpunOut.ie website. What with all this cold weather we’re having it makes sense to all bundle into bed together for warmth. Minister Reilly’s just got a dirty mind. Continue reading

Chocolate-Orange Créme

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Now I have to admit before I begin; I do not like mixing chocolate with any kind of fruit….ever. Not raspberries, never bananas and you’ll never catch me dipping a strawberry into any kind of chocolate fountain. Do not get me started on those evil little strawberry cream chocolates in a box of Roses, ick. However, I am partial to a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. So, I created my own Terry’s chocolate orange créme. It started out as more of a posset because I thought of it after making Lemon Posset for Christmas Dessert but I think the term “posset” really should just refer to creamy citrus-style desserts, it just seems wrong for some reason to call a rich chocolate-y cream “posset”. So I decided not to. Continue reading

Kahlua Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This chocolate-coffee cake is incredibly rich, dense and decadent, it’s hard to manage more than a small slice; though not impossible 🙂 I have adapted the following recipe from Avoca’s “Mother’s Day Chocolate Cake” from A Year at Avoca: A Cookbook which is such a great cookbook that uses amazing recipes that feature great quality Irish ingredients. Continue reading

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