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There are few who would deny the presence of a higher power. A God by many different names. Historically it must have been hard for him to get around… but now he has the web… !
As a child I tried to pull off deals with God ‘ just sort such and such …. and I promise ….. ‘.
They mostly didn’t work .
The written word
To all the bloggers, food writers, journalists out there that have acknowledged what we are about, what we do and what we hope to become.
Thank you for your support and the power of the written word.
SIobhan Norton (Feb 2015) : http://glutenfreegorging.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/coeliac-disease-in-ireland-and-foods-of.html
The Christmas Craft Fair in the RDS Dublin takes place from Wednesday 3rd December to Sunday 7th December 2014, and showcases the best of Irish Food & Craft. This event is widely regarded as Ireland's premier craft work showcase so it's no to be missed.
Delighted & honoured to be recommended by the doyenne of fabulous food , Georgina Campbell - in her IRELAND guide for 2013.
Since its inception in 1997, the editorial position at Georgina Campbell Guides has always been fiercely proud of it's independent and no payment is received for their recommendations. They insist that "independence is at the core of our philosophy and we have always selected establishments for recommendation on merit alone."
Great Taste Awards 2012 / 2013
The Great Taste Awards often referred to as the “Oscars of the Food Industry”, are the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink across the UK and Ireland. Products are blind tasted by industry experts- so this is all about taste folks, not packaging or gimmicks.
Winner of THREE Great Taste Awards 2014
3 awards for our Gluten Free Mega Muesli, Cumin Multiseed Toasts and Honeyed Almond & Rosemary Toasts
Winner of Four Great Taste Awards 2013
We ROCKED Gluten Free Christmas - with 3 awards for our Gluten Free Christmas Pudding / Gluten Free Mince Pies/ Gluten Free Mincemeat.
Plus our new double choc gluten , wheat and dairy free cookies.
And for a small family business in the West of Ireland who lay in ashes in the Summer of 2011- we were overwhelmed and beyond excited to have won 7, yes that is SEVEN , Gold medals for a selection of our 'regular' and gluten free products.
We are proud to be associated with this 'Best of Irish' good food community from 2006 through to 2013. John & Sally McKenna are tireless in scouting out all that's great about Irish Food and as far as we are concerned - are very perceptive in their understanding of what makes us tick!
Awards & Testimonials
- John & Sally McKenna Good Food Guide 2006-2013
- Georgina Campbells Ireland Guide 2013
- Irish Food Awards (Blás na hÉireann) 2008-2013
- 15 times prize winner
- Great Taste Awards 2009-2013
- 18 times Gold medals
- Good food Ireland
- Producer of the Year 2013
We closed for 4 months to regroup, recover and rebuild. We count ourselves blessed with all the support & goodwill received from friends, family, fellow business owners, customers & retailers. There was a lot of help around in the following weeks - cleaning, sorting, separating.
We planted an orchard of native Irish apple trees back in 2008 in conjunction with "Irish Seed Savers".
After extensive bake and taste tests (!) we decided on the ones we felt had the best flavour and pulped down well within the pie. The most popular varieties on the taste test included ‘Cavan Rose’, ‘Cavan Strawberry’ , ‘Lady Sudley’ and as above 'Loughtree of Wexford'.
Irish Seed Savers Association exists as a living testimony to the richness and wealth of the agricultural legacy of our ancestors. Check them out on www.irishseedsavers.ie and become a supporter.
As part of our ongoing commitment to wholesome healthy local products and to aid in the pollination of the new orchards, Bees became the newest addition to the Lawless family the Summer of 2008!
Siobhan attended a weeklong residential beekeeping course in Gormanstown College, Co . Meath and came home with her preliminary Beekeepers Certificate. This course is an annual event run by FIBKA (Federation of Irish Bee Keepers Association) and is an amazing place to meet many wonderful people who are so passionate about the art of beekeeping and are generous in their sharing of knowledge to keep this age old craft alive.
For more information check out www.irishbeekeeping.ie