Northern Ireland

This section of the site revolves around Zomppa’s food ventures in Northern Ireland. This is because one of our editors, ZomppaKat, is based there.

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Harlem Cafe in, err… Belfast, Northern Ireland?: Tidbit of the Day

| August 10, 2012 | 1 Comment
Harlem Cafe in, err… Belfast, Northern Ireland?: Tidbit of the Day

Yes, you hear it right. Harlem is thriving in the bustling streets of Belfast’s city centre.  Harlem Cafe is without a doubt, my favourite lunchtime hangout when I am in Belfast for meetings. They also happen to make a pretty mean cappuccino with the proper creamy froth consistency so important to me. I cannot stand […]

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Durham Heralds Sol Food!

| May 30, 2012 | 4 Comments
Durham Heralds Sol Food!

Tough to beat local community and local love. Thanks to the Durham Herald-Sun for its lovely feature on the Sol Food Mobile Farm! Can you believe it’s less than a month before these guys take off? Will they be stopping in YOUR community? Sol Food Mobile Farm bringing sol back into environment 18 hrs ago | 607 views | 0  | 5  |  |  By Emily […]

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What the Frack?

| December 15, 2011 | 4 Comments
What the Frack?

I first heard about fracking for gas three weeks ago during a craft afternoon at a friend’s house in the north part of County Antrim. When I first overheard Mary mentioning to my mother that she had to see this documentary about fracking , my first thought was “how cool, I never knew Mary was […]

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Homemade Scone with Irish Butter and Rhubarb Preserve – Photo of the Day

| March 26, 2011 | 4 Comments
Homemade Scone with Irish Butter and Rhubarb Preserve – Photo of the Day

Lovely way to start the morning: freshly-baked scone with Irish butter and fresh rhubarb preserve from the Mourne Grange coffee shop in the Mourne Mountains. Have a matching cappuccino with it!

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An Irish Breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day

| March 17, 2011 | 14 Comments
An Irish Breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day

UPDATE: Photos from my climb up Slemish mountain today at the bottom of the post! As I write this post, it is the day before St. Patrick’s Day and the sun is shining here in Ireland! What’s even better is that this good weather is going to last for two whole days. Yes, you heard […]

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Irish Potato Bread and Cottage Life

| November 14, 2010 | 30 Comments
Irish Potato Bread and Cottage Life

For the past month I have been enjoying a very idyllic and traditional Irish setting out in the green countryside living in a little cottage. It is a long way away from my apartment dwelling in Washington, DC, on the busy Connecticut Avenue and next door to a fire station. Whilst it was always charming […]

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TidBit of the Day: Belfast’s Garden Party

| September 23, 2010 | 3 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Belfast’s Garden Party

Last Saturday, I ventured out in the pouring rain to visit the Taste of Northern Ireland Garden Party in Botanic Gardens, Belfast. Needless to say, there wasn’t much sitting around in the gardens as all visitors were confined to the covered marquee area. There was plenty of bread along with Guiness and potatoes! Check out […]

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Fall in Ireland – Bring on the Coffee!

| November 10, 2009 | 2 Comments
Fall in Ireland – Bring on the Coffee!

Well it took me about 90 minutes to prepare, but this cup of coffee sure tasted good! The fire went out over night so I had to start it up from scratch and get some good heat out of it before the water started to boil. I measured in 2 nice tablespoons full of Sainsbury’s […]

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The breads of Ireland and the UK

| July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments
The breads of Ireland and the UK

Following in the footsteps of my fellow Zomppa ladies, Belinda and Elyssa, who blogged about bread, I thought I would add my little musings on my bread encounters whilst here in Ireland. I am currently in Northern Ireland visiting my parents. I actually spent my teenage years here, and have to admit that I never […]

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