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New Season Tableware

Nothing lifts a dinner party or afternoon tea better than a gorgeous tableware to show off the culinary masterpieces you have produced. Who among us doesn’t have one or two different sets for different occasions? Or is that just me… I will admit the long-suffering Mr Kitchen Buyer has often looked at me sideways when tasked with getting the spring-dinnerware out of the top press! But there is just something about tableware that I love and I especially love to change it up. What you dress your table with can be a wonderful way to express your personality, highlight an occasion or simply show off the food. If showing off...

You Guac My World

You Guac My World Guacamole or Guac as it’s fondly known, a dip made from avocados, is originally from Mexico. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words—ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce). All you really need to make guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. After that, a little lime or lemon juice—a splash of acidity— will help to balance the richness of the avocado. Then if you want, add chopped cilantro, chilies, onion, and/or tomato.   The trick to making perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet...

Simple Speedy Recipes from Kady’s Kitchen

My top 4 go-to meals on the run!   As much as I find cooking and being in the kitchen therapeutic, it can be the last thing I feel like doing after a long day of work. But if you want to eat healthily, it can be hard to find better alternatives to a home cooked meal.   So I have rounded up my favourite simple & speedy recipes that help me zip through my week. I always make enough to cover lunch the following day too. And if you are cooking for your family or friends, even better as you don’t have to spend time cleaning up once you...

Julie’s Chocolate Fudge – 3 Ways

Are you stuck for ideas on how to use up those leftover Easter Eggs that might be tempting you? Well, look no further, we here at Meadows and Byrne have the answer! Our Kitchen and Dining Buyer, Julie, has come up with an easy recipe that will impress your guests and delight the family. Everybody loves a little chocolate hit and the beauty of this recipe is that you can switch it up to suit your taste. With minimal fuss yet maximum flavour this Chocolate Fudge will surely prove to be a favourite! Over to you Julie! I’m using my Le Creuset Cast iron here today, because I just love...

Easter Dining – Make an Occasion of it

At Easter time Spring is in full bloom and everyone is excited to enjoy the treats brought by the Easter Bunny! It’s a gorgeous time of the year to invite friends and family to gather round and enjoy a special meal so why not do it in style with some special touches to your table. We have selected and styled our favourite tableware for the occasion to give us all a little Easter dining inspiration. Spring Chic…k This time of year is all about enjoying Spring and the sunshine that comes with it. Inspired by sunshine yellows, spring chicks and garden freshness our first look brings together a classic Easter...

SALE TOP PICKS: Grab it before it’s gone…

Going, going… Grab it before it’s gone! With only one week to go in our Winter Sale; seize the day and get yourself or someone else a little something special before it’s over! For the chef… If your collection of pots and pans have seen better days,now is the time to replace them with some shiny new ones. With up to 50% off Kitchen items it makes sense to invest in new utensils and gadgets. | TOP PICKS |                                   For the fashionista… Our Fashion range is polished for work or play – and brimming with after-hours...