DR DENISE KELLY, a young Irish woman with a gluten intolerance, has started baking gluten-free cakes and breads for sale in Dublin. You can find her products in Collins Butchers, Main Street, Lucan Village; Eurospar, Ballyowen Castle, Lucan; Nourish, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2; Ecodirect.ie, Park West Enterprise Centre, and Ó Coileáin Foods, Leopardstown Shopping Centre. For more see www.theglutenfreefoodie.com. irish food producers are invited to enter the third annual Blas na hÉireann Food Awards. There will be gold, silver and bronze medals across 30 product categories, and new this year will be an award for Best Irish Artisan Company.
The winners will be announced at the Dingle Peninsula Food & Wine Festival in October. The deadline for entries is Monday, August 2. See www.irishfoodawards.com.
- want to know if your favourite wine, beer or cider is vegan or vegetarian? Visit www.barnivore.com and look up the details on alcoholic drinks without animal products or filtering.
- visit ballycross apple farm in Bridgetown, Co Wexford, on August 31 for a look around this lovely location. Explore the wonderful world of this farm in full bloom and follow the nature trail. To find out more, contact 053 913 5160, email email@example.com or visit www.ballycross.com.