A ‘Dish From Dean’ – A Taste of Armagh

September 16, 2018

The Orchard County, the Food Heartland or whatever you fondly refer to County Armagh as – this county is unique and apples are at the core of this wonderful place. The Live It Experience It feature –  ‘A Dish From Dean’ – this week celebrates everything this food heartland has to offer in terms of taste, textures and colours.

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Visit Ballymena – The Slemish Market Supper Club

September 14, 2018

Tomorrow night is Slemish Market Supper Club night so why not visit Ballymena and experience this ultimate dining experience with Chef Robert Curley. The Slemish Market Supper Club hit the headlines previously for our story on how Rob sources his produce from literally over the hedge at the Slemish Market Garden.   (more…)


A real Irish storyteller – Liz Weir!

September 11, 2018

There’s one thing about growing up here and that’s having memories of your mother or father’s friend telling yarns in your home. Storytelling is a tradition. It inspires and educates and one woman who has built a reputation for her storytelling globally is our member Liz Weir. Eleanor McGillie has a chat with Liz about the Armstrong Storytelling Bursary.

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‘A Dish From Dean’ – Delicious!

September 9, 2018

LIVE It Experience It member chef Dean Coppard is a chef who cooks with soul. He opened up our region’s first Australian restaurant in Armagh, Uluru Bistro, and has since been working as an executive chef and development chef in kitchens across the North. Here’s the latest ‘Dish From Dean’ – Spiced pork pot stickers with Asian slaw & Burren Balsamic vinaigrette so feel free to share with your friends.

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‘Lough Neagh’ – a new Joe Mahon series for UTV

September 7, 2018

Joe Mahon is a well known TV presenter who explores different corners of Northern Ireland to tell the stories of the people he meets, the landscapes and most of all to entertain viewers. This he does and he does it very well. Eleanor McGillie went along to the exclusive launch of ‘Lough Neagh’. (more…)


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Oven baked sole with shrimp and brown butter

September 2, 2018

LIVE It Experience It member chef Dean Coppard, known to many as Aussie Chef Dino, is a chef who cooks with soul. He opened up our region’s first Australian restaurant in Armagh, Uluru Bistro, and has since been working as an executive chef and development chef in kitchens across the North. Here’s the latest ‘Dish From Dean’ – feel free to share with your friends. (more…)


The Linen Tour with Glenara Elite Travel

August 23, 2018

Back in the day everything in Northern Ireland centred around linen but it’s sad the majority of our mills have since closed down. However, all is not lost and there seems to be somewhat of a linen revival happening right now. Right here in Mid-Ulster you can now enjoy a bespoke linen tour with Glenara Elite Travel

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Judgement Day in The Food Heartland

August 15, 2018

Today was a day that chefs and bakers in The Food Heartland held their heads high as they plated up for two well known judges who were out and about in the Orchard County tasting dishes which were shortlisted for The Food Heartland Awards 2018 (more…)


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Lamb Rump!

August 9, 2018

LIVE It Experience It member chef Dean Coppard, known to many as Aussie Chef Dino, is a chef who cooks with soul. He opened up our region’s first Australian restaurant in Armagh, Uluru Bistro, and has since been working as an executive chef and development chef in kitchens across the North. Eleanor McGillie talks to Dean about what this new feature is all about (more…)


Digby’s Armagh Bramley Apple Tart – shortlisted for an award

August 1, 2018

Northern Ireland is full of unique flavours and our food producers, chefs and bakers are fantastic at laying these flavours on a plate for us. So when we think of Co Armagh, we think about the Armagh Bramley and there’s one Co Armagh native who has combined the tart flavour of the apple with a traditional recipe to make a pie so good we think it deserves an award.

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