Archives for December 2014

Exploring the true beauty of Dublin

Temple Bar Dublin Cover - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

We’ve been fortunate to be travelling around Ireland a lot of late and one city that we just love going back to again and again is Dublin.  The capital city of Ireland has become a real cosmopolitan city in recent years and offers so much variety for locals and tourists.  It’s always an extremely friendly and welcoming city to visit and with friends living in the city, we do try to get there at least once or twice a year.

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Party season has begun at M&S

M&S Christmas Food - Pikalily Food Blog

There’s just something so inviting about the food court at M&S and on a recent trip to their Sprucefield store we couldn’t resist from helping ourselves to lots of goodies.  As our wedding draws ever closer we decided to stock up on some party food so that we can feed any guests who decide to pop by on the run up to our big day.  With a 3 for 2 offer we certainly got value for money.  If you’re looking for some party food for the upcoming festive season then we’d strongly recommend checking out the range on offer at M&S.  They also have some Christmas party food combos available to order online.  To give you an idea of some of the food you can grab this Christmas at M&S, here’s a list of the food we got.  All of these can be frozen to allow you to get the whole Christmas period out of using them.  We’ve sampled a few of each of them ourselves and the rest are now stored away awaiting guests over the Christmas season.

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A food lover’s guide to Belfast

Belfast Food Guide - Pikalily Food Blog

When you think of some of the gourmet capitals of the world, you might think of, perhaps, Paris, Barcelona, London or New York but Belfast?  Yes, the capital city of Northern Ireland is starting to make inroads in the culinary scene and we’ve been fortunate enough to visit many of the city’s popular eateries.  We’ve still plenty to tick off our list but if you’re travelling to Belfast any time soon, here’s a few local hotspots you may want to check out.

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