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A fun, messy-but-nice thing to do with the kids during the holidays, these rich mouthfuls end up tasting a little like Christmas pudding! I remember the chocolate truffles of my childhood all being made from cake crumbs and these brought me right back. Inside, the tamarind adds a welcome note of sourness while the chocolate smooths everything along. You could also cover them in melted chocolate or chocolate shavings for a little extra poshness.

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Good robust flavours and textures which go nicely with roast chicken or fish and roast alongside the main dish in the oven.

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This recipe has been given to us by Michael Kelly of GIY. Michael says... 'Here's a timely recipe that makes a centrepiece of the squashes that you've so lovingly grown over the season. I think this is tasty enough to serve by itself, perhaps with some warm crusty bread, cous cous or brown rice.'  

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Michael Kelly of GIY gave us this recipe. Michael says... 'Don’t be tempted to look on coleslaw as a summer only dish – for the GIYer, some of the great coleslaw ingredients like carrots and celeriac are still abundant in the veg patch in November.  This Tom Kerridge recipe has a lot of ingredients in it but it’s quite simple to make, particularly if you use a mandolin or food processor to slice the veg.  I was missing the fennel for this recipe, but it didn’t seem to suffer unduly from its absence – I simply added a little more of the other veg.  I guess it’s the 5 cloves of garlic that makes it hardcore.'
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These Carlow chicken wings are juicy and satisfying enough to serve 2 or 3 per person with a good salad and rice or pasta alongside, for a quick and thrifty weekday supper. The speedy little marinade is a great way to use up the ends of marmalade jars and aging grain mustard before you restock with a lovely little pot from Dalkey! Gauge the saltiness depending on how strong the soy sauce is you are using and add chilli or garlic if you want to add even more oomph.

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Well, what a FEAST! It turned out that the plump Rings Farm free range 2 kilo+ bird was much less fatty than its French multi-labelled counterparts yielding so much flesh, and the taste and texture were superb. I stuffed it under the skin and inside with The Sea Gardener’s black olive and seaweed caponata, giving it magnificent colour and boosting the taste even further. Accompanied by a simple olive oil mash and Roast Courgettes and Scallions with Garlic and Rosemary, everyone was very happy around my table. One chicken is easily enough for eight people as a main course after a light starter. The leftovers will feed a pasta or salad next day and of course the carcass makes a great base for precious stock for your soups and risottos.

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"I cooked these meaty Carlow chicken legs into a simple, forgiving, rich oven casserole with red wine, onions and tomatoes and gave them a final boost from one of Ardkeen’s super choice of relishes and chutneys."
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"I find that all brassicas are delicious with ‘Asian’ flavours, particularly soy and ginger. So here’s a great little recipe for using up the leftovers or cooking from scratch."
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This recipe is where that fabulous pumpkin smoothness really comes into its own. When anyone tastes this, they always think I have added a ton of cream or mascarpone, when in fact it is simply the pumpkin giving the lovely texture – not to mention the taste. Of course, as for all risottos, this one requires your utmost attention, so be well prepared with simmering stock and ladle, and your guests close to hand with table set, before you start cooking the rice. The Highbank syrup gives a nice sweetness to the pecans, and the apples lovely colour and crunch. Serve it with crisp leaves beforehand or alongside and plenty of parmesan to hand for extra grating. 

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This dish has been created by Louise Clarke from Nude Food in Dungarvan for the Theatre of Food at the Electric Picnic 2015 with ingredients from Ardkeen Quality Food Store. It is part of Louise's Vegan Feast which includes some other great recipes which you'll find here on ardkeen.com!

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This dish has been created by Louise Clarke from Nude Food in Dungarvan for the Theatre of Food at the Electric Picnic 2015 with ingredients from Ardkeen Quality Food Store. It is part of Louise's Vegan Feast which includes some other great recipes which you'll find here on ardkeen.com!

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This dish has been created by Aine Maguire of The Idle Wall Restaurant in Westport for the Theatre of Food at the Electric Picnic 2015 with ingredients from Ardkeen Quality Food Store. It's part of the hangover cure series of recipes - something that may come in handy at Electric Picnic!
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