Quick Tip : Freeze Fresh Ginger

December 3rd, 2012

We make plenty of curry pastes at home. Usually the amount of ginger needed can be quite small compared to what you have to buy in the shop. Solution? Freeze the rest. Further tip? Grate it when its frozen for best results.

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Keep Bananas Fresh For Longer

November 26th, 2012

We know storing certain types of fruit together can affect the ripening process, bananas can speed up ripening of tomatoes and apples slow down potatoes sprouting (see below) but here’s a quick tip if your bananas are ripening too fast:


Stop potatoes from sprouting by storing them with an apple

October 24th, 2012

Some useful research from cooksillustrated.com on how to store your spuds. The results show that the spuds stored with an apple had still not sprouted after eight weeks … it does not go into detail as to how they tasted but says they “looked OK”. Read more …


Make a Bag Clip from Drinking Straws

October 6th, 2012

Another eco-friendly tip courtesy of wikiHow

Make a bag clip from Straws



Perfect Popcorn

June 11th, 2012

Must try this one…

The right way to add sauce to your pasta.

June 7th, 2012

How to add the sauce to your pasta. Or the pasta to your sauce.

How to core iceberg lettuce. In three seconds.

May 30th, 2012

Robinsons Old Tom With Chocolate

May 7th, 2012

Sweet chocolate taste. Too sweet. 

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Get the Garlic or Onion Smell Off Your Hands with a Spoon

April 16th, 2012

CX Oriental is moving

August 29th, 2011
CX Oriental

October 2012 update: It’s around the corner (same building) as the Great Gas station next to Woodies, an opposite Musgrave Park. The new store doesn’t look anything like the old one but it was closed when I was there.

Dec 2011 Update: Has anybody actually found the new CX? I don’t think it is where it is supposed to be. If you have any information, or have been in the new location, let me know.

One of the most frequently accessed articles on my blog is relating to CX Oriental, the Asian wholesale/retail place on Tramore road in Cork. In that respect folk may be interested to know that it is about to move to a new site next to Woodies on the Kinsale Road. Where the old Mercedes Benz dealership used to be (Turners Cross Motors). I’m not sure of the exact move date but I was in Tramore Road yesterday (27th Aug) and there isn’t much left.

Some nice ‘two for the price of one’ deals left if you’re quick.