Archive for November 28, 2018

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Gift Ideas For the Techie in Your Life – Meadows & Byrne

Everyone has a techie in their family and it is always a struggle to find the perfect gift at Christmas time. I have to confess, I am a bit of a techie and I can’t resist a good gadget. I had a lot of fun selecting these products below. They are functional, reasonably priced and very cool. Hopefully, you will find some gift ideas for that Gadget Man or Woman in your family… Halo One Bluetooth Speaker Halo One is an original, modern, and breathtaking new designed Bluetooth speaker. The aesthetically and fashionably shaped sound box reveals sexy curves and beech wood texture and delivers smooth sense of touch and great...

Winter Warmers at Meadows and Byrne

The seasons have officially turned we are now in winter mode, it is time to think about changing what we are serving for dinner. This time of year is all about winter warmers. Think full-bodied stews, casseroles and soups that are full of seasonal veg. Most of these types of dishes are even better the second day and leftovers are the perfect lunch. Saving you both money and time and impressing everyone with your delicious flavours, what’s not to love! Kitchen & Dining Buyer and self-confessed food-addict Julie is going to give you some ideas here on how you can make the most of your cookware and ingredients this season…...

Simple Sauteed Cabbage

Cabbage is a very traditional Irish vegetable that gets a very bad rep! Soggy, boiled to within an inch of it’s life and served in a pool of salty water… hardly something to shout home about. However, it doesn’t have to be like this, cabbage is a wonderful vegetable that can be exciting again if we give it some love. I have taken to sauteing it in the manner below and served alongside a rich stew or on the side of a slow cooked beef brisket it really is almost joyful! It is ready in less than 20 minutes and I’m confident it will make up for years of over...

Julie’s Winter Vegetable Curry

If you are searching for a curry that is easy to make, cheap to whip up and a surefire crowd-pleaser then look no further. This Winter Vegetable Curry makes the best use of seasonal vegetable and store cupboard ingredients to create a tasty all in one meal. Simply serve with some rice and you have a great vegan alternative to the traditional curry. All of the vegetables are seasonal, ensuring a lower carbon footprint if you go for local produce. They can be sourced plastic free if you are trying to avoid some of the packagings too, so this is a good one to include in your menu once in...

Chicken with Caramelized Apples

Looking for a chicken dinner with a difference? Well, look no further… This unusual casserole is a one pot dinner, ready for the oven in 15 minutes. All you have to do then is let the oven do the work. With gorgeous caramelized apples and warming hints of cinnamon and ginger, this is a perfect Autumn dinner. Use chicken thighs for flavour and I recommend using a cast iron casserole to allow you to do all the cooking in one pot. Save on that washing up! INGREDIENTS 3 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced 2 teaspoons Honey 30g Butter 1 small Cinnamon stick 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg 1 tablespoon olive...

Christmas 2018

The days are getting colder and we are ready to embrace the most sparkly season of them all! On Sunday 18th of November, we are hosting our annual Christmas Inspiration Day! Join us in-store for all things festive from tree decorating tips with the experts to complimentary mince pies and mulled wine! Plus enjoy 20% Off in-stores and online so you can kick-off Christmas in style… With twinkling lights, cosy winter evenings by the Christmas Tree, dinner parties and great times with friends and family it’s no wonder Christmas is the most magical time of year. For Christmas 2018 we have pulled out all the stops! We’re bringing you four spectacular...

Tips to Transform Your Space with Bathroom Storage

The bathroom is fast becoming one of Ireland’s favourite rooms, with more exciting and quirky design than ever. Whether it is deep paint colours or vintage tiles, the people of Ireland are becoming more and more adventurous in their aesthetic, however, there is one problem when it comes to designing your bathroom…storage! The bathroom is typically one of the smaller rooms in the home, however, they require a huge amount of storage and typically bathroom storage is not beautiful. We have scoured the globe in the search of the answer and we are pretty pleased with how it has turned out. Our new range of Bamboo and grey fabric bathroom...

Update Your Master Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your safe space, your retreat from everything else at the end of the day, so here at Meadows and Byrne, we are offering our design tips to ensure your bedroom is the haven you deserve. 1. Choose a great rug for style & warmth Let’s start with one of the most troublesome areas for a lot of people; rugs. Rugs can be tricky in bedrooms but here are a few of our rules and guidelines that should help you out.   If you have room for a rug in your bedroom, you want to choose between two main options; your rug will either go underneath...