Liz Weir MBE – a great Irish storyteller!

December 29, 2018

Live It Experience It member and Irish storyteller Liz Weir has been awarded an MBE for her services to the Arts and Education in the New Year’s Honours List which was published last night. Eleanor McGillie chats with Liz to find out how she’s feeling and what this honour means to her.

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A Dish From Dean – Perfect for Christmas

December 16, 2018

A Dish From Dean is a weekly feature published by Live It Experience It where Chef Dean Coppard shares recipes for you to try. This week it’s Lamp Rump, Smoked Buttered Mash, Grilled Asparagus, Honey and Thyme Glazed Carrots, Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce burnt on Onion Puree.

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A Dish From Dean – Crab Crème Brûlée

December 9, 2018

‘A Dish From Dean’ this week is a Crab Crème Brûlée. This is a very seasonal dish which chef Dean Coppard loves to put on menus in the run up to Christmas.  (more…)


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Crispy Pork Belly Cubes

December 2, 2018

‘A Dish From Dean’ this week really gets us into the Christmas spirit with this fantastic dish which can be served as a starter – Crispy Pork Belly Cubes and Malaysian Style Glaze.

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Stir Up Sunday – A Centuries Old Tradition

November 25, 2018

Today was all about music, family and Stir Up Sunday – a centuries old tradition where home cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent ‘stirring up’ their chosen Christmas pudding – in our case – Spiced Port and Orange Christmas Cake using a recipe from Good Housekeeping magazine and Eleanor McGillie is beginning to smell the zest of the oranges  (more…)


Christmas at The Arcadia Portrush

November 25, 2018

Tis the season, and, if you are heading to the North Coast on this frosty Sunday morning, The Arcadia in Portrush is hosting its Christmas Craft Fair today.  With plenty of parking on East Strand why not go along, support locals arts and crafts and pick those stocking filler essentials

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Georgian Day treats with Digby’s Bar & Restaurant

November 22, 2018

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Armagh this weekend for the annual Georgian Festival. Live It Experience It member Digby’s Bar & Restaurant will be there with plenty of treats to take home for your Christmas table or as tasty stocking fillers. 

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Go on a Moonlight Kayaking Tour

November 22, 2018

Tomorrow night a group of people will venture out under the moonlight to go on a Far & Wild’s amazing Moonlight Kayaking Tour. You too can be a part of this memorable adventure. Eleanor McGillie chats with Lorcan McBride about this amazing experience which takes you out into the wilderness

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A Dish From Dean – Beetroot and Pine Nut Risotto

November 18, 2018

THIS week is set to get much colder so why not make a dish which will keep you warm and boost your immune system. A Dish From Dean this week is full of ingredients which will do you the world of good so why not try out this warming Beetroot and Pine Nut Risotto by Chef Dean Coppard

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In Valladolid – Irish Tapas is the Dish of the Day

November 15, 2018

It may not have won the World Tapas Championships title but our Slemish chef’s dish ‘Eire’ was loved so much that this Irish Tapas is now on the menu in one of Valladolid’s finest tapas restaurants. Eleanor McGillie catches up with Chef Rob Curley of the Slemish Market Supper Club after his week in Spain (more…)