For the perfect scoop – take two

first_imgNewsFor the perfect scoop – take twoBy admin – March 22, 2012 610 WhatsApp Twitter Email Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Print In recent weeks, Limerick’s epicurean prowess was recognised again when Adare Farm scooped gold and silver at the National Ice cream awards. The Co. Limerick dairy-farm-turned-premium-ice-cream-business is honoured with a gold award for its tempting Honeycomb Ice Cream and a silver award for the brand’s limited edition Caramelised Pop Corn Ice Cream.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The popular Co. Limerick ice cream brand ‘scooped’ the top prize in the prestigious ‘Open Class’ at the inaugural Irish Ice Cream Alliance Awards.Located just outside the picturesque heritage town of Adare in County Limerick, Adare Farm has been steadily gaining word-of-mouth acclaim for its premium range of unique dairy products.Pasteurised but non-homogenised, Adare Farm dairy produce offers a traditionally creamy texture – pasteurisation guarantees the highest standards of food safety; non-homogenisation ensures a rich smoothness and a dreamy nostalgic taste.Dairy farmer and managing director of Adare Farm, Tommy Relihan, says it’s a significant endorsement of the SME’s quality, standards and ‘foodie’ credentials.“We believe that non-homogenised dairy produce always tastes better. So, while we pasteurise our milk to guarantee the very highest standards of food safety, we don’t homogenise”, explains Tommy.“Many of our customers tell us that there’s a huge difference between ice cream produced by some of the bigger brands and the delicious taste of our traditional Irish farmhouse product. The result of our traditional dairy processing techniques is a country-style dairy produce that many of us remember from our childhoods – it’s the kind of dairy produce that would have been the norm before Irish farming became more reliant on bulk processing technology.You will find many of the Adare Farm foods in over 20 retail outlets in the region and they have their shop operating in the Milk Market bringing you a taste of county Limerick’s finest. Be sure to get your hands on some of his award winning fare and here’s a hat tip to Tommy with my recipe for you to try.Spiced chocolate and lemon rind ice creamDON’T be worried or put off by the inclusion of the word spiced in the title as it’s more for effect than punch. But trust in me, I hope not to lead you astray. WHAT YOU NEED500 ml double cream21g unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 tsp cayenne pepper140g dark chocolate (60% or more)250ml milk150g sugarpinch of salt5 large egg yolks1/2 tsp vanilla extract100g of candied lemon peel WHAT TO DOWarm 250ml of the cream and add the coca powder and be sure to whisk it well to blend the powder in. Bring it to the boil and immediately reduce it to a simmer for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until the mix is smooth. Add in the other half of the cream. Pour the contents into a bowl and scrap down the sides. In the same pan, warm the milk, sugar and salt and in a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks. Slowly pour the milk over the eggs but be sure to whisk continually. Put the mix back on the heat and constantly keep the mixture moving and stir until it thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon. Place a sieve over the bowl with the cream and chocolate mixture and strain in the milk and egg custard. Stir in the vanilla extract, the cayenne and the lemon peel and cool the mixture over a cold water and ice bath. Chill it in the fridge and then place in the ice cream maker or the freezer. If you do place it in the freezer, during the first two to three hours of freezing be sure to stir the mix as this will remove the possibility of ice crystals forming. This mix will also work if you substitute the pepper and lemon for mint or liqueurs. Facebook Previous articleAn exquisite ‘Madama Butterfly’ arrivesNext articleSchool tutorial courses now enrolling for September 2012 adminlast_img read more

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1 dead, 6 injured in late night shooting near French Quarter in New Orleans

first_imgMoreISO/iStock(NEW ORLEANS) — One person has been killed and six people have been injured in a shooting late Saturday night close to the famous French Quarter in New Orleans.The incident occurred at approximately 11:42 p.m. at the intersection of Saint Bernard Avenue and North Claiborne Avenue, one mile north of the French Quarter, when New Orleans Police Department Fifth District officers responded to a call of aggravated battery by shooting in the area.“Upon arrival, officers discovered five victims suffering with a gunshot wound(s),” the New Orleans Police Department said in a press release obtained by ABC News. “All five people were transported to the hospital for treatment where one of them died. Later, officers learned that two other gunshot victims from this incident arrived at the hospital by private conveyance. There is a total of seven victims in this incident.”Authorities said that investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify both the suspect and the motive behind the shooting.“The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the homicide victim and the official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family,” said the NOPD.The NOPD Homicide Unit is in charge of this ongoing investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Uruguay Is “On Top” In Software Technology, EU Ambassador Says

first_imgBy Dialogo November 10, 2009 Uruguay has a level of development in the software industry that puts it “on top” in the region as far as “value and volume of exports” and also in “quality and innovation,” the head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Uruguay and Paraguay, Geoffrey Barrett, said. Barrett so expressed himself at the inauguration of the Software Testing Center (CES), a project for technology evaluation in which the EU has invested one million “non-reimbursable and non-debt-generating” euros. From 2004 through 2008 the EU participated in this pioneer industry in Uruguay through the Enlaces project, through which the EU contributed another million euros and which left “the EU highly satisfied,” according to the community representative. That previous project “succeeded in bringing a measure of order to the dizzying growth of the software industry” and was the reason for the creation of INNOVA, the project that the European block is financing and the National Agency for Research and Innovation is administering, Barrett added. The community representative indicated that Uruguay doubled its software exports in less than a decade and that foreign sales were around 220 million dollars in 2008, adding at the same time that “it’s not crazy” to think that this figure might exceed 400 million dollars in 2010. “The appropriate decisions were taken at the right time, and valuable personnel were brought in from abroad, who trained very capable people in this country, and they in their turn left and came back with new knowledge,” Barrett recalled that a businessman in the sector explained to him shortly after his arrival in Montevideo. The CES is a consortium made up of the Uruguayan Information Technology Chamber (Cuti), the Computer Science Institute of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of the Republic, and the Julio Ricaldoni Foundation. Cuti’s president, Alvaro Lamé, emphasized to EFE that Uruguay is the “third-ranking Latin American country in per-capita software exports.” Lamé explained that the center will be dedicated to “consulting about testing, independent testing, and training,” which entails a “mechanism for evaluation and improvement.” The convergence between industry and the academy in the CES will attempt to “contribute quality, value, and productivity to businesses in order to achieve improved positioning and profits in the sector,” in Lamé’s judgment.last_img read more

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