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bloom Magazine Holywood Issue 14 • February 2014

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Valentine’s Day has certainly moved on from the olden days. Whatever happened to all the cards you used to get plastered in inventive rhymes, sonnets, odes to love and sealed with a greasy swathe of lipstick puckered up and delivered by hand via the postman. Old school. Well, primary school in fact. Certainly cards are still exchanged today but perhaps the inventive creativity is from a bygone era? These days the young ones probably just send their Valentines target a text; “I LUVS U M8”. Either way, at the end of the day it’s all about the love. Feel the love. Spread the love. And there’s plenty to go around. This month as we kick January right out of our lives for another while (stinker month that one) we press on into February with all traces of our baubles banished into the roof space. We have plenty for you to fall in love with in this edition as we delve deep into the community, uncovering all the latest bits and pieces for you to ingest, disseminate, mull and ultimately enjoy. News, local business, beauty, fashion and our comprehensive wedding directory... it’s a love potion concocted just for you BCUZ WE LUV YOU M8s! Enjoy.

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4 Local News Look out, here are some the headlines heading into your head

8 H2 WOW! A local, family run bathroom and tile showroom to suit all budgets

10 health and beauty Deborah Harper on the tone for 2014 and much, much more

12 STYLE FAIR A unique opportunity to buy and sell previously loved fashion items

16 wedding directory Holywood has a huge selection of all things wedding, check it out

24 cookbook Cameron Landscapes and Garden Centre’s new cafe share some recipes

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Email: stuart@bloommagazine.co.uk Twitter: @bloommag Facebook: Bloom Magazine Belfast Web: bloommagazine.co.uk Nightrider: Mountain Biking by Moon-

February is the time of year when most of our garden

light takes place at Castle Ward this

birds are pairing off and on the lookout for nesting sites.

month. Top quality mountain bikes and

You can give them a helping hand and make them a nest

lights are available for you to try out

box. At the popular annual drop-in nest box building

this quirky and fun activity on the bike

workshop at Castle Espie and under expert guidance you

trails. Suitable for age 14 years plus.

can make your very own box. The workshop is suitable

6th & 20th February Booking Essential

for all ages from toddlers to the retired. Extra charge

Contact 028 4488 1204 or email

applies £5 per box. Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands

castleward@nationaltrust.org.uk

Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, 15 - 16 Feb 2014

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TOP UP ON SOME HOLYWOOD SUN If you are in search of a bronzing boost, you’re in luck, Holywoodsun Tanning Studio on Downshire Road has everything you need. Owned by Holywood man Robert Houston, the studio opens 7 days a week and you can book a slot or just pop in and select the tanning option that suits you.You can book a course with prices at 30 mins - £15 / 70 mins - £30 / 120 mins - £45 / 200 mins - £60. Or for shorter pay as you go slots; 3 mins - £1.95 / 6 mins - £3.90 and 9 mins - £5.85. Robert also stocks a wide range of accelerating creams and lotions and there is also free wifi. Shop local & tan local! For more information you can find Holywoodsun Tanning Studio on Facebook. 17 Downshire Road. Tel 028 9042 1300.

MAYORAL PRAISE FOR CITY AIRPORT AS IT CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY On a recent visit to George Best Belfast City Airport, the Lord Mayor of Belfast and the Mayor of North Down praised staff and management for the important economic role the facility plays. In what was one of the busiest years in the airport’s 30 year history, 2013 also saw the airport transport more than 100,000 passengers over the busy Christmas and New Year period alone. Passenger figures for the 12 months to the end of October 2013 were over 2.5 million - up 14.1% on the previous 12 months.

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Family Fun at the MAC

We have family shows, creative activities and fun things to do for all ages. Tickets on sale now at themaclive.com or call 028 9023 5053

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Watch the magnificent heavy horses at work complete with traditional harness and ploughs as ploughmen from throughout the country compete in the annual Folk Museum Ploughing Match. Try your hand at straw rope making, horse shoe throwing or just watch the skilled craftsmen at work. 15th Feb 11am - 4pm Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra 028 9042 8428. Normal admission prices.

CHEF MARK HIX @ THE CULTRA INN LOVERS of great food in Northern Ireland are in for a treat as one of the UK’s most celebrated chefs will be cooking live for one night only at the Cultra Inn early next year. Mark Hix is one of London’s most eminent restaurateurs and diners will have the chance to enjoy a four course meal and get up close and personal with him on Friday 28 February. Mark

Feeling loved up? Looking for that spe-

is known for his original take on British gastronomy and

cial, unique gift to express your love?

after opening his first restaurant in 2008 – the distinguished

Look no further, North Down Craft

Hix Oyster & Chop House in Smithfield, he has since

Collective are putting together the

opened a further five establishments including Hix Oyster &

perfect event on 8th Feb at Holywood

Fish House in Lyme Regis, the award-winning Mark’s bar and

Old School to buy all of your cards, gifts

his latest ventures, Tramshed and Hixster, all to great critical

and chocolates under one roof for Val-

acclaim. Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings

entine’s Day. Limited edition yummy jam

Hotels said: “We are thrilled to offer food lovers across

for breakfast in bed. Cute lovey slogan

Northern Ireland the opportunity to enjoy an evening with

cushions to cuddle. Scrumptious heart

Mark Hix, who is one of the UK’s most celebrated chefs,

decorated cupcakes. Classic ceramic

well known for his unique offering and creativity. Like Hast-

tableware for your special dinner

ings Hotels, his restaurants Tramshed and Hixster serve

Exquisite sparkling jewellery for that

Glenarm Shorthorn steaks, aged in their unique Himalayan

someone special. Quirky cards to say

salt chamber, from Hannan Meats in Moira and it is fantastic

just the right words. There is so much

to see such a prestigious chef recognising the amazing local

to choose from, and countless ideas

produce Northern Ireland has. There will only be 120 places

to use what we have on offer to make

for this one off event and having experienced Mark’s fayre

your day truly special and totally hand-

before, I know it is going to be a fantastic night. Tickets

made! The Vintage Teacup for exquisite

for An Evening With Mark Hix at the Cultra Inn on Friday

handmade desserts and teas and the

28 February are priced at £100 per person and include a

event is supporting Chest, Heart and

four-course menu with wine and a signed Mark Hix book. To

Stroke. The entry fee of £1 for over 12’s

book tickets call 028 9039 3007.

goes straight to this charity. 10am-4pm.

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Valentine’s Day Special 1 DOZEN QUALITY RED ROSES DELIVERED ONLY £19.99! Still T No.1 f he lor In Tow ist n!

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Now Introducing Our New 2014 Wedding Designs With our no obligation consultation and wedding flower packages from £300, we’re well worth a look!

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H2 WOW! There’s a local tile and bathroom showroom that can share their decades of staff experience in making sure you get the right design for you and your budget. Meet owner George McMurray and his team of experts at Terra Firma. Visit Terra Firma Tile & Bath Ltd, Northern Ireland’s new tile and bathroom specialists and you are guaranteed three things - a fabulous choice of fresh, vibrant tile designs, great value bathroom suites and a very warm welcome from proprietor George McMurray and staff, who pride themselves on a welcome like no other. George McMurray said: “With over 20 years of experience in the tile and bathroom industry, when the opportunity arose to open my own business, I grabbed it with both hands. Our mission statement is quite simple: natural, affordable elegance, in natural stone and ceramic wall and floor tiling, complimented by the latest designs in affordable bathroom suites, shower cubicles, and accessories.” Customers can see literally hundreds of tile designs along with 12 individual bathroom settings, fully tiled complete with sanitary ware and accessories. George, along with his sales team can take you through the whole process, from initial selection to installation and completion, saving you time and effort, and at an affordable price too. George said: “We aim to cater for all budgets, whether you’re a first time buyer, renovating your existing home, landlords or investors refitting to a tight budget, or indulging in the fantasy or dream bathroom you’ve always promised yourself.” Terra Firma Tile & Bath Ltd should be your first stop if you’re looking for fresh ideas in tiles or sanitary ware for your home. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, no obligation professional advice and a price that you’ll find surprisingly affordable. 74 Grand Parade, Belfast, BT5 5HH. 028 9040 3000 info@TerraFirmaNI.co.uk 8 bloommagazine.co.uk


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Exciting Sale on a Rail! PRELOVED FASHION EVENT Holywood Old School, Church Road, Holywood. *Saturday 15th February from 11.30am A unique opportunity to shop for nearly new top branded ladies fashion, alongside some favourite designer labels, or why not sell some of your own fabulous pieces and earn some cash for new purchases and enjoy guilt free shopping! High end shopping without the high end price tags in a warm, where your hard earned cash goes further. Shop ‘till you drop and keep smiling!

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SPRING AHOY! Yay! Spring is just around the corner. We can pack away the winter coats and hats and replace them with a rainmac and handy umbrella! Pantone’s colour of the year ‘Radiant Orchid’ is beautiful and quite the inspiration for this months Bloom Beauty update!

TOTALLY ON TONE TREND There are so many ways to add this gorgeous tone into your life! Morgan Taylor have some stunning shades in their purple pallette - so you can be bang on trend! £11

R LOWEE H T ! TONE PURE PALETTE PERFECTION Look at this stunning Senna compact! Not only does it have a beautiful pinky blusher and highligher but 6 stunning shadows and instructions for creating a fab daytime look and a smokey dramafilled evening look!

FABULOUS FOUNDATION FIND Launching in February across the UK will be the new Lasting Illusion satin matte foundation from Senna. This luxurious, long lasting fluid foundation gives skin perfecting and 16 hour flawless coverage with a whisper smooth feel. It erases imperfections and wont settle into lines. I have tried a little sample and i love it! £34.50

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STYLE FAIR FABULOUS FASHION FINDS

The Style Fair has been set up to give ladies the opportunity to buy and sell previously loved fashion items. The focus is on the sale of clothing from the top end of the High Street, as well as designer labels and exclusive boutique brands.

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everley at the Fair says the concept of the event is to give more people the chance to own better quality clothing at prices they can afford. “I get great enjoyment and satisfaction in owning something that little bit special, maybe it is the fabric or the cut of the garment, but just something which makes you feel good. The idea is to offer top contemporary fashion in nearly new condition. On occasions we have had clothes on the rails which have never even been worn, with labels still attached and the shopper gets to take advantage of the greatly reduced prices. Savvy shoppers, conscious of their clothing budget and stylish fashionistas realise that they no longer have to sacrifice quality to obtain something at a reasonable price when they indulge in luxury recycling. Not only does the Style Fair benefit those who are buying, but also those who have wardrobes bulging with clothes they no longer wear for one reason or another. How often do we make mistakes by buying on impulse? We may be storing clothes which no longer fit, but are just too good to simply discard. There is sometimes guilt because of the high costs involved but by selling some of your pieces at one of the fairs, you can recoup some cash and may even add some new purchases by visiting the other stall holders. “We believe everyone wins on the day. For some, buying preloved clothing may be a way of saving money when there is less to go round, for others it may be for environmental reasons and about reducing waste, while for others it may be the desire to find something unique and that little bit different. We understand that some people will always want to shop for the latest designer trends when they hit the shelves and that some will only ever buy new but we don’t mind, because at some point that fabulous fashion may reach our fairs,” says Beverley. “We offer another useful option for sellers...Not everyone has enough clothes to warrant taking a rail at the events, so The Style Fair will also offer the option of selling on your behalf, when you only have one or two items to sell. A date is set aside in the venue where the fair is to be held, allowing you to drop off clothing for the Style Fair assistants to sell.You are also welcome to bring them along on the morning of the fair and our sales staff will take care of things for you. It is all very straightforward. “ The clothing drop off day is February 9th 12pm-3pm. The fair takes place on the 15th from 11.30 If anyone is interested and needs more information they are asked to contact Beverley via the website. Information is also on Facebook. “We want every event to be a fun, good old fashioned shopping experience enjoyed with friends and we provide changing facilities so you can try before you buy with lots of people around to give honest opinions on what you are buying. We have regular sellers who just love the craic. The main venue is the delightful Holywood Old School on Church Road in the town but other events are on the calendar for 2014.”

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For any brides or grooms to be, rest assured that you can tick an extraordinary amount off your to-do list in Holywood and Cultra in one fell swoop. Here’s how...

*Flowers

*Massage

Alison Stevenson

Hannah’S FLORIST

Services: Set your natural

Services: Something old,

health and beauty free with an hour of peace and pampering. Three specially prepared packages available from Geborgenheit massage promoting true relaxation towards fun pre-planning and a wonderful wedding day. 2014 tip: Choose from either a “herbal stamp massage” or a “singing bowl massage” for your “girls’ night in,” for your groom-to-be or for both of you together. Gift vouchers also on offer for to say thank you to your bridal party. CONTACT: visit geborgenheitmassage.co.uk Prices on request.

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something new, something borrowed, something blue. Antique, modern, designer and country style wedding bouquets and packages are just some of the wedding designs we have on offer. We can put together a bespoke package which is tailored to you and your plans. Just give us a call to arrange a time that is convenient for you and we can discuss your unique and personal wedding requirements to make your special day extra special. CONTACT: Call in to see us 13-15 Church Road Holywood or give us a call anytime on 028 9042 4102

*Beauty

Lekker BEAUTY Services: We believe in

natural beauty so the Lekker philosophy is to use products that don’t contain harsh chemicals. Come in and talk to us about your individual treatment plan to make you feel amazing on your big day. We offer a wide range of treatments including facials, waxing & tinting, massage, manicures, pedicures and tanning. 2014 tip: Nothing is nicer than glowing skin, so start facials and manicures at least 3 months in advance. Keep nails and make up natural. CONTACT: 53a High Street Tel: 028 9042 3962 or visit www.lekkerbeauty.co.uk

Services: We stock a whole host of jewellery, perfect for the bride and also for mother of the bride. Also we have a diverse line in accessories and handbags along with numerous gift ideas too. 2014 tip: Make your planning easier by sourcing your jewellery and accessories in one place, make a day of it. CONTACT: 90 High Street. Tel 028 9042 2227


Wedding Prep Is No Sweat In Holywood!

*Catering

THE FATTED CALF Services: Our aim is to provide tailored menus & service which will not only meet but exceed your expectations. We have established a reputation for creating good food and atmosphere. We use local produce from carefully selected farms and artisan suppliers along with the best imported fine foods. From the chefs in the kitchen to front of house professionals and service staff, we ensure your event runs according to your wishes and that it is truly memorable for you and your guests. CONTACT: Unit 32 Montgomery Rd, BT6 9HL 028 90 794 530 thefattedcalf.co.uk

*Gifts Etc

URBAN ORCHARD Services: We have a huge

range of gifts for all stages of the wedding celebration. Make someone’s wedding beautifully blissful with Orla Kiely’s ceramics from Bliss Home. Make the big reception or celebration go pop with Alessi’s classic Anna G corkscrew to get the party started in style. Or the happy couple can celebrate being Mr & Mrs every day with mugs from Emma Bridgewater pictured above. Make the honeymoon breakfast extra special with Philippe Starck’s iconic lemon squeezer also from Alessi. Pop in to see our full range. CONTACT: 20 Church Road, Tel 028 9042 6840

*Favours Etc

LA COQUINE Services: Our chocolate

wedding favours provide a simple, stylish way to put a delicious finishing touch to your special day. Tailor made to ensure your wedding is truly personal to you, making your favours a distinctive part of your celebrations. Or why not say thank you to those special people playing a big part of your day with a stylish and tasty box of chocolates? 2014 tip: Keep flavours seasonal, so a light lemon or Pimms flavour in summer and a warming mocha or cinnamon in winter for your bridal party. CONTACT: Tel: 028 9560 8065 orders@lacoquine.co.uk

*Venues

The CULLODEN HOTEL Services: Nestled high in the Holywood hills and set

in 12 acres of secluded gardens overlooking Belfast Lough, the luxurious 5 star Culloden Estate & Spa is the ultimate romantic setting and one of the most sought after wedding venues in Northern Ireland. With years of experience in hosting weddings, our Wedding Specialists are on hand to help with every aspect of your special day. From your initial consultation to your wedding day itself, our team will help you create your perfect day, leaving memories which will last a lifetime. We offer a range of packages to inspire you or would be delighted to tailor our services to help make your dream wedding come true. CONTACT: For more details or to arrange a wedding consultation please contact our dedicated wedding specialists on 028 9039 3010 or email conf@cull.hastingshotels.com bloommagazine.co.uk 17


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*Venues

At National Museums Northern Ireland, we agree that your wedding day should be perfect. That’s why our dedicated events team can organise a tailored package for your special day. Whether it is in the contemporary surroundings at the Ulster Museum, the beautiful Ulster Folk & Transport Museum or the more rustic setting of the Ulster American Folk Park, our portfolio of wedding venues is completely unique. The Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park can cater for both the marriage ceremony as well as reception venue.

CONTACT: Visit nmni.com/weddings, telephone 028 9039 5108 or email events@nmni.com

*Wine Etc

GRANGE WINES Services: At Grange Wine

Merchants here in Cultra we stock a wide variety of exclusive wines, spirits and beers that are perfect for you and your guests on this most special of days. Our WSET Qualified Staff are very well placed to offer the best possible advice on food and wine pairings to enable you to create the ideal combinations for your menu. We can also work completely around your day’s plans and also we can help you alleviate some of the stress as we offer a glass hire and delivery service. CONTACT: 49 Bangor Road Tel: 028 9039 7579 grangewinemerchants.com 18 bloommagazine.co.uk

*Goldsmith

EDDIE J DOHERTY Services: Eddie opened

his studio in the renovated Holywood Old School in 2008. His concept is to create unique pieces in an environment where the client can experience the craftsmanship behind their jewellery. Eddie is highly skilled in working a wide range of traditional materials including platinum, palladium and gold. Metals are complimented by precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies and pearls. Timeless contemporary designs for a wide range of occasions from special luxury gifts, wedding or engagement. CONTACT: 92a Church Rd 028 90427865 eddiejdoherty.com

*The Dress Etc

The BRIDAL SUITE Services: We offer a consultation with the bride, considering the line, the cut, the colour and the fabric that will best suit and most importantly how we can flatter the brides own particular body shape. Then we look at the bridal party, considering colours, shapes and fabrics for bridesmaids, flower girls and mother of the bride. We look at how all these factors will compliment each other and consider how they might look in the photographs. We also offer a dressing service for the bride on the day of the wedding, design and sell bouquets and jewellery. CONTACT: 35 Church Rd, Phone 028 9042 1141


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all occasions; smart casual, and all designer labels. We specialise in Mother of the Bride along with outfits for all wedding guests with quite a different range of colours and styles to suit what you require. You can make a private appointment, relax and I will gladly help you to look your very best for the special occasion. There are designer fascinators made to order and I can offer help on where to go for hats and matching shoes. Sizes range from 8 to 18 and 20 in some styles. Come along and enjoy the experience. CONTACT: 63 High Street Tel 028 9042 1181.

*Flowers

THE FLOWER ROOM

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*Gifts & Cake

THE CAPE TABLE Services: Our wedding

gift experience includes: A tailored appointment with Rose and the team. An introduction to collections and special recommendations to help you draw up the perfect wedding list. An online gift register or in-store list. Individual advice to your guests as they purchase presents for you. Gift-wrapping in our own wedding stationery. An altogether more personal wedding gift experience. We also offer a wedding cake hire service; a fraction of the price of a baked cake, zero waste and a stunning photo opportunity. CONTACT: 60b High Street. Tel 028 9042 7077 thecapetable.com

Services: Beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements are

a “must-have” element of your wedding day. It’s important that you decide on a floral theme that reflects both your own personal style and the ambience of the occasion. From the wild abundance of a glorious country garden style wedding to stylish contemporary simplicity, we will work with you to create your perfect day. Many brides will be unsure about the style and type of flowers that would best suit their requirements, we are happy to help guide and inspire you every step of the way. We can provide Bridal Party Bouquets. Church Flowers, Pew Ends, Floral Arches, Floral Hair Garlands, Centre pieces, Table Centres, Top Table arrangements, Flower girl posies, Button Holes and Floral Confetti. CONTACT: 14 High Street. Tel: O28 9042 2630 theflowerroomni.co.uk


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DELICIOUS WINTER LUNCHES From Cameron’s New Cafe

Cameron Landscapes and Garden Centre’s new cafe and deli on the Ballylesson Road is the perfect place to while away lazy afternoons. Sit down, relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of the recently renovated Cameron’s Cafe and Deli, now complete with kids play area and free wifi. The award winning menu, freshly prepared by the in house chef combines all the warmth of home cooking with fine dining at the monthly gourmet nights. Busy passers by can even pop in on the way home and pick up a freshly prepared meal. We convinced them to share some of their delicious secrets from the extensive menu.... 24 bloommagazine.co.uk

Warm Caramelised Bacon and Brie Salad Serves 2 3 Slices Smoked Bacon 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar 4 Tbsp Pukara Estate Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar 2 Slices Brie 1 Tsp Maldon Sea Salt / Ground Black Pepper 2 Tbsp Pine Nuts 1 Tbsp Pukara Estate Xtra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Pkt Rocket Salad Leaves 1 Pkt Swiss Chard Salad Leaves 2 Plum tomatoes 1 Red Onion

Put the pine nuts on the metal baking tray and toast under the grill until golden brown. Wash rocket and swiss chard salad leaves also plum tomatoes. Slice the plum tomatoes. Peel and slice red onion. Place the salad ingredients, except the tomatoes, into a bowl and toss in the olive oil. Season with the sea salt and black pepper to taste. Dice the bacon into small cubes and put into the frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and cook until bacon has


turned golden brown in colour. Add soft brown sugar then stir in the balsamic vinegar. When the liquid in the pan has reduced slightly and begins to thicken, then it is ready. Divide the prepared salad over the 2 bowls. Arrange the sliced plum tomatoes on top of each salad and then spoon the caramelised bacon mixture over it. Put a slice of brie on top of each of the salads. Use the blow torch to melt the brie and turn it a light brown colour. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the salad.

Philly Steak Sandwich Serves 2 2 Brioche Rolls / Soft Floury Baps 1 Medium Onion 4Oz Mushrooms 8Oz Topside of Northern Irish Beef 1 Tsp Soft Brown Sugar 2 drops of Tabasco sauce 1 Tbsp of Pukara Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 slices of processed mozzarella cheese (not the soft fresh variety) Ground Black Pepper to taste Pinch of Maldon Sea Salt

Peel and slice onion thinly. Slice mushrooms. Add olive oil to frying pan and preheat over a moderate heat. Thinly slice the beef and season with salt and pepper. Put into the preheated pan, cook on one side for approximately 1 minute then turn over. Add the sliced onion and mushrooms together with the brown sugar. Continue cooking until the onion has softened and started to caramelise, approximately 2 minutes. Slice brioche rolls into halves and toast under the grill. When toasted, arrange the cooked beef, onion and mushrooms on the bottom half of the brioche roll, then top with a slice of the mozzarella cheese and put the top half of the roll over this.

LEMON BLUEBERRY CAKE Serves 8 8Oz/227g Unsalted Butter 8Oz/227g Caster Sugar 8Oz / 227g Self Raising Flour 2 Tsp. Baking Powder 4 Large Eggs Zest of 1 Lemon 1 punnet blueberries Preheat oven to gas mark 3, 325ยบF (170ยบC) Grease and line the cake tin. Put all ingredients into bowl of mixer. Beat ingredients for 2 minutes until lighter in colour. Stir the punnet of blueberries through the mix. Put the cake mixture into the baking tin and level the mixture over the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 > 50 minutes. When the cake is cooked, if you insert the skewer into the cake, it should come out clean.

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RJS Patterson and Sons is a third generation family run business, specialising in complete bathroom refurbishment. It was originally started in 1968 by Robert James Shaw Patterson then handed over to Laurence Patterson who is still here working hard and giving advice to his three children Mark, Lisa and Paul Patterson on a daily basis. The business is now run by siblings Mark and Lisa Patterson. Across the business there is a great team who have been working together on the bathroom refurbishments for over 10 years that includes plumbers, tiler, electrician, joiner and builder to combine to cover all aspects of their industry. They work well together and are all managed onsite by Mark Patterson who oversees the bathroom projects run smoothly and are finished to a very high standard. On average bathrooms take approximately five working days to complete, throughout which the customer will not be without water, heat or the use of their toilet! But it doesn’t end there, the company also include a dedicated aftercare service. All work carried out is explained thoroughly each day. Covering all of Belfast and beyond, the team at RJS are a one stop shop for all your plumbing and heating requirements. Check out their website and Facebook page for more ‘before, during and after’ photos to see their amazing transformations in action.You can also call the office and book a free visit from Mark Patterson to discuss your new bathroom. Or see RJS Patterson at the Kings Hall Self Build/Improve Your Home Show in February.

Vital tips from RJS Patterson to prepare your home for the inevitable cold snap... • Lag all pipes outside

efficiency condensing

• To prevent freezing

and in the loft including

boiler which stores/

pipes, power flush to

corners to be covered to condenses the heat and ensure no heat loss.

clear any build up in

re uses it therefore saving your radiators to ensure money.

• Insulate aLL hot

they heat to their full potential saving you on

water tanks, keeps water

• Change your mains stop

hot longer therefore

cock to a sure stop push

using less fuel/electric.

button which is much

fuel. • And finally....

easier to access in the • Change your boiler from case of bursts pipes or

wear a big woolly hat,

a standard to a high

gloves and scarf!

leaks that may occur.

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