Archives for February 2017

Lemon, Lime & Poppy Seed Pancakes

Lemon, lime and poppy seed pancake recipes - Pikalily Food Blog

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow, and we’re serving up three easy to follow recipes – check out our orange and cardamom pancakes, and blueberry pancake recipes for more inspiration.  Our final recipe of the day is this zesty, lemon, lime and poppy seed pancake recipe.  We have served these pancakes with a zingy lemon, lime and elderflower syrup.  Check it out below.

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Blueberry Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote

Blueberry Pancake Recipe with Berry Compote - Pikalily Food Blog

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow, and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the guys at JWV+ to bring you a trio of great pancake recipes to try out.  Mixed berries are always a great topping on Pancake Day, so we’ve added some blueberries to our pancake mix, to provide a sweet burst with every bite.  Check out the steps below and watch the video at the end to see how to recreate these easy to make blueberry pancakes, inspired by JWV+’s mixed berry drink. Check out our orange and cardamom pancakes, and llemon, lime and poppy seed pancake recipes for more inspiration

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Orange and Cardamom Pancakes

Orange Cardamom Pancake Recipe - Pikalily Food Blog

It’s Pancake Tuesday tomorrow, and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the guys at JWV+ to bring you a trio of great pancake recipes to try out.  First up is an orange and cardamom combo, which takes inspiration from the JWV+ orange and mandarin flavoured drink.  The eastern inspired flavours of orange and cardamom are a perfect pairing, and we have teamed them with a honey mandarin glaze. check out our lemon, lime and poppy seed pancakes, and blueberry pancake recipes for more inspiration

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9 Northern Ireland Restaurants in McKennas top 100 Restaurants for 2017

Tasting Menu at Deanes Eipic - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

John and Sally McKenna released their latest guide to the top 100 Restaurants in Ireland over the weekend with Northern Ireland having nine representatives on the list.  Unsurprisingly, Dublin is top of the charts with 29 restaurants on the list, while Cork has 18 restaurants listed.  Ireland’s newest Michelin restaurant, Heron and Grey in Dublin makes it on the list, although there is no room for Ireland’s only two-star restaurant, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.  Other Michelin restaurants to fail to make the grade include Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, and The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford.

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Glamour and a Musical – Our Stay in The 5 Star Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast

Stay Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

A few weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a fabulous competition for two to stay a night in the newly awarded 5 Star Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast. The prize also included two tickets to see Chicago the musical in the beautiful Grand Opera House which is next door to the hotel. After deliberating long and hard I decided it was probably best to bring Nial 😉

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Decadent chocolate and berry towers

Chocolate Raspberry Tower - Pikalily Food Blog

This recipe has been passed on to Helen by her mum Retta who has been making it for years and is a dab hand in the kitchen when it comes to baking.  Although the dessert contains dark chocolate and crème de cassis, it is very light and refreshing due to the raspberry mousse and fresh berries.

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Winter Wonderland at Blessingbourne Estate

Blessingbourne Estate - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

A few weeks back we spent the weekend in Blessingbourne Estate with our good friends Neil and Orla.  We made the journey to Fivemiletown in Tyrone on a cold and frosty Friday evening, and as we arrived in the village of Clougher just before Fivemiletown, we could see the pavements and roadside had a skiff of snow, so we knew it was going to be a chilly one.

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