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December 2015

Marron Glacé

When life gives you chestnuts, why not make Marron Glacé or candied chestnuts. Normally done with fresh chestnuts, this version uses the pre cooked variety and produces the same results. However this is still a process that takes a few days. While it may seem laborious and time consuming it is in fact the work of 2-3 hours, spread over 4 days. Day 1- Make a sugar syrup of equal …Read More

Artist Residence up for grabs in Temple Bar

This great opportunity crossed our path so we just had to share it with all you wonderful artists out there. Good luck! Artist Residence – 9, Wooden Buildings, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. 9, Wooden Buildings, Temple Bar is a two-bedroom apartment ( one double room and one small single room), with living/kitchen area and outside terrace space, owned by Temple Bar Cultural Trust, for use as an …Read More

A Smoking Bishop

Good afternoon gentle readers, we’ve come over all festive here in Smock Alley and are busy prepping for our Christmas Fayre this weekend, as well as ‘A Christmas Carol’, opening Monday 7th December. It’s approaching sold out so don’t be a scrooge and not book tickets. We’ll have lots of stalls to visit this weekend as well as some festive treats for you to sample on Saturday and Sunday. Sure …Read More