Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Great chocolate treats on offer in Ireland for Easter

Easter egg survey 110414 Chocolate available in Ireland seems to get better and better as consumers increasingly appreciate the best. My survey in today’s Irish Examiner is just a small sample of … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Soup survey 2013

This article first appeared in the Irish Examiner on 11 January 2013 and I have just realised it has been in the draft box of this blog since then. The soups … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marmalades surveyed

marmalade A selection of marmalades here judged by me and a panel of toast and marmalade lovers. Here are our findings.

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Curry sauces surveyed

curry sauce survey 030114 What curry sauce came out on top this time? I curried a lot of food to give sauces the best chance for my survey in the … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day foodie treats

  Need help in find treats for the foodie in your life? Go no further and find something here to suit all tastes. This article appeared in the Irish Examiner … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mrs Barron’s Marmalade Tart

This delicious tart comes from Our Daily Bread – A History of Barron’s bakery, a book I wrote a few years ago which has plenty of good uses for leftover bread. This … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mince Pies tested

It’s difficult to leave out some of the best pies which regularly float to the top of our annual survey, but to make room this year, I had to. And … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Great foodie festive gifts

rozgifts This article appeared in the Irish Examiner 29/11/13.   Additional information: Supporting Irish produce is our own small way we can support Ireland’s economy. Think first before buying. We … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chunky soups survey

Soups 041013   This survey appeared on the Irish Examiner on 4 October 2013 and can be seen on their website too. The good news is that many prepared soups … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Best Baguette in Cork in Friday’s @irishexaminer

There’s no denying it, a  good baguette is difficult to make and is often best left to the experts. I have never made one I was happy enough with, so … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Schmooz with a smoothie

See if you agree with my assessment in the Examiner smoothie survey

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dips survey is now on

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment