December 03, 2011

National Crafts and Design Fair 2011

Now I know this is not strictly to do with food but this weekend the National Crafts and Design Fair is taking place at the RDS. So myself and the mother headed down last night to see if we could find any good gift ideas and with over 500 designers, artists, and craftspeople  we were spoilt for choice. Within about 10 minutes of being in the place we had both managed to find gifts that we loved. Gifts for ourselves might I add!! The place is packed with beautiful and unique gift ideas and there is something for everyone's budget. 

After two hours of oohing and aaghing at many an item in the main hall we made our way to the food hall where over a 100 food producers were present. We executed our plan of action which is basically making our way around the stalls eating the samples! While we loved all the stands, one stand that we were particuraly taken with was The Scullery whom we had never encountered before. From Nenagh in County Tipperary they make wonderful relishes, compotes and glazes and delicious christmas puddings. There is also a packed agenda of cooking demos which covers entertaining at christmas, cooking with leftovers and baking with craft beer to name but a few.

So if you haven't started your christmas shopping yet or even just have a few hours to spare a visit to the Fair this weekend would be well worth the trip. My mother and I bought 2 hats, a necklace, candles, jam, relishes .......

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