Archive for September, 2011

Nature’s Gold Olive Oil

Brod & Nuala Kearon run a health food shop in Greystones, County Wicklow.  This lucky couple also have an Olive grove in Catalonia, Spain.

They grow two types of Olive, Sevillenca and Morrut. The Olives are farmed in the traditional way, and as you would expect from a couple in the health trade, they don’t use any herbicides or insecticides. Once picked, the olives are milled & bottled by a local co-operative.

The result is Nature’s Gold, an Extra Virgin Olive Oil of exceptional quality.  Ideal for salad dressings & sauces or just for drizzling on bread.  Now available at €9.50 for 500ml.

Raise a Glass to Yogi Tea

We’re running a special offer with Yogi Teas.  Buy any two of our selection of wonderful, spicy Yogi Teas and get a tea glass absolutely free, while stock last.

We have 15 different varieties of Yogi Tea in store including Bedtime, Stomach Ease & Cinnamon.  If your tastes are more exotic, try the Yogi Choco, Chilli or Sweet Chai.

If you’re not yet familiar with Yogi Teas check them out at

The Foods of Athenry

I could easily have stocked this stuff for the wonderful name alone, but luckily the products are just as good.

This is a small business run by the Lawless family, who have diversified from a full time dairy farm to a farmhouse bakery near, you’ve guessed it, Athenry. We discovered these on sale when we went to Galway a few weeks ago & have been trying to get hold of them ever since.

Talking to members of the family at the Rude Health Show last weekend, it was obvious that they take great pride in what they do.  You will only find quality ingredients, no mixes, no nasty additives and no fuss.

We have taken a largely Gluten Free range including  two crackers, three biscuits, flapjacks and a Gluten Free Cider Cake.  We also have a Porter Cake, because we just couldn’t resist it ,even though its not Gluten Free.

Storytelling Southeast Festival

Storytelling Southeast is a  great new festival for Dungarvan this Autumn.

Running from 28th September to 2nd October, this five day cultural festival explores story telling in all its forms, through music, drama, film poetry, prose and the spoken word.

The Festival Director is Blasta customer Bo Mandeville.  Bo and his small & incredibly hard working team team have put together an eclectic mix of events in venues around the town. Find out more at the festival website

Win a Kids’ Bike with UDO’s Oil

Udo’s Oil are running a colouring competition where five lucky kids can win a bike.

To enter, simply colour in the picture on the entry form & either drop it into us or send it direct to Udo’s Choice.  You can collect an entry form from us in-store or you can download one from

Its free to enter and the closing date is 31st October.  Good Luck!

Busy in the Kitchen

Why is it that just about everyone we know seems to be getting all creative in the kitchen at the moment?  If they are not baking, they are using up garden and hedgerow fruit to make jam, or making their own pickles and chutnies with those end of season home grown tomatoes and courgettes.

If you’re interested in doing your own thing in the kitchen, we have more than 70 different dried herbs and spices in stock at any time to help you on your way.  The range is growing all the time as people are getting more creative.  If by chance we haven’t got the key ingredient to complete that recipe you clipped out of a magazine & have always fancied doing, we will always try to source it for you.

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