THE French football team had the upper hand on their Belgian counterparts in the recent World Cup semi-final, a result the Belgians on the French campsite we were staying on dealt with by throwing back huge goblets of Affligem.
The Singing Pub Clontallagh Downings Co Donegal 00353 74 915 5176 WHAT is about swimming that makes you absolutely ravenous? Even if you’ve just done a couple of lengths and then spent the rest of the time leaning on the side of the pool chatting, you come out ready to eat a horse.
AH, BLISS. Two weeks’ holiday in Downings, tiny jewel of the Rosguill Peninsula. Green hills, golden beaches, blue sky, soaring temperatures, the shimmering magic of all things pelagic. Life doesn’t get better than this.
- AT THE time of writing, the hosepipe ban was still in place - and it might just be coincidence but Argos has a great price on this Hozelock compact reel kit so you’ll be ready to spray what you see when it’s lifted.
MIDDLE Eastern food has entered the mainstream – who isn't addicted to dredging pitta through craggy mounds of hummus? Who doesn't scatter pomegranate seeds on everything? But there's more to the cuisine than chickpeas and jewel-like fruits, as you'll know if you've picked up Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer's first two cookbooks.
WHEN the weather is like this we want to rely on classic dishes that we can roll out without any hassle and that are so delicious there are never going to be any complaints… or leftovers! A good risotto is one of the nicest dishes to eat and, once perfected, can be enhanced with any vegetable, meat or cheese.