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How to Mix and Match Nicholas Mosse Pottery

How to Mix and Match Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Mixing pottery patterns is a good idea for all sorts of reasons. Apart from brightening up your dinner table with the different patterns, it also means that you can add a new pattern to an older, perhaps discontinued, design.

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Ten Ways to Give Your Kitchen More Country Charm

Ten Ways to Give Your Kitchen More Country Charm

Whether your home is a modern house in the country, an urban terraced house or an old traditional farmhouse, it’s very possible to emphasize the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a country kitchen. Here are ten country kitchen ideas to help you add more charm to the hub of your home.

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SUSAN MOSSE TELLS US ABOUT THE DESIGN PROCESS FOR CLOVER PATTERN

SUSAN MOSSE TELLS US ABOUT THE DESIGN PROCESS FOR CLOVER PATTERN

I’m occasionally asked how we come up with our new patterns here at Nicholas Mosse, so I thought it might be fun to take you through the various stages of our Clover design. 

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HOW TO MAKE A PERFECT CUP OF TEA

HOW TO MAKE A PERFECT CUP OF TEA

You really can’t beat a proper cup of tea that is made with a little love and ceremony.

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RED DEVIL DIP

RED DEVIL DIP

The devilish part here is that it is just too easy, too tempting.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Everyone at Nicholas Mosse Pottery – staff included – works hard to ensure that the business is ecologically sound, sustainable, and ethical.

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JOOJEH KEBAB - SAFFRON AND LEMON CHICKEN DISH

JOOJEH KEBAB - SAFFRON AND LEMON CHICKEN DISH

Joojeh kebab is a traditional chicken dish in Iran and while is typically cooked using poussin over a barbecue. This can be served as a hot or cold dish.

 

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RICOTTA AND COURGETTE PIE

RICOTTA AND COURGETTE PIE

This is a rich, fabulous little pie that would easily serve as an entrée at a fancy luncheon, with a sliced beef steak tomato sitting next to it. It is simple, but depends on the quality of the ingredients, so find the freshest, best that you can.  It’s worth it.

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EXPLORING THE LOCAL AREA WITH SUSAN MOSSE

EXPLORING THE LOCAL AREA WITH SUSAN MOSSE

Kilkenny is a vibrant area, with fascinating heritage, beautiful riverside walks, great food and great shopping.

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WISE CHICKEN

WISE CHICKEN

Many of us are used to the old friend called Roast Chicken Stuffed with Sage dressing, but the use of sage here creates an entirely different taste.

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8 WEDDING GIFTS TO LAST A LIFETIME

8 WEDDING GIFTS TO LAST A LIFETIME

Here are eight ideas for wedding gifts to last a lifetime.

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TRICOLOUR QUICHE

TRICOLOUR QUICHE

Although quiche is decidedly French in origin, the Irish have taken it to their hearts. Here is my version for a celebratory Irish lunch, made in our Nicholas Mosse 11” quiche dish.

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WALKING TO THE POTTERY FROM KILKENNY CITY

WALKING TO THE POTTERY FROM KILKENNY CITY

We are #15 on the map on the Every Trail site.  After all your walking, the best reward is to visit our café. We serve lovely lunches, delicious desserts and plenty of tea and coffee. 

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MADMEN LASAGNA

MADMEN LASAGNA

This is a lasagna recipe that could satisfy any besuited, cigar puffing, Scotch swilling Madison avenue inhabitant. Put on that vintage frilly apron and give it a try.

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SUSAN'S SPRINGTIME HOMEMADE HEALTHY FLAPJACKS

SUSAN'S SPRINGTIME HOMEMADE HEALTHY FLAPJACKS

So, something Irish, something homemade, something healthy… Lo and behold, here follows the most scrumptious, health conscious, flapjack recipe ever.

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MEET OUR HEAD DECORATOR - MICHAEL HOLDEN

MEET OUR HEAD DECORATOR - MICHAEL HOLDEN

We chatted with Michael Holden, who is now our head decorator, about what it has been like working here at Nicholas Mosse Pottery for the last 33 years.

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ROASTED PUMPKIN WITH HAZELNUT AND SAGE PESTO

ROASTED PUMPKIN WITH HAZELNUT AND SAGE PESTO

Celebrate the season with this simple yet delicious autumnal recipe. Use it as an accompaniment to a chicken dish, leftover turkey or enjoy it on its own as a light meal.

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POTTERS GLAZE

POTTERS GLAZE

It is guaranteed to transform the humblest of home made baking into total elegance. And if you don’t have time to create elaborate icing, this is the answer.

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IRISH STEW WITH KILKENNY’S LOCAL ALE, SMITHWICKS

IRISH STEW WITH KILKENNY’S LOCAL ALE, SMITHWICKS

St. Patrick would definitely approve of us all having a warming stew waiting for us on our return from the festivities. 

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SUSAN MOSSE'S GREEN SPAGHETTI

SUSAN MOSSE'S GREEN SPAGHETTI

Beautiful, yet healthy, this spaghetti forms the perfect base for all sorts of variations! 

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTING

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING

From Rudolph’s red nose to garlands of lights on every Main Street, shining light is an essential part of Christmas.

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THE TEA TABLE AT CHRISTMAS

THE TEA TABLE AT CHRISTMAS

It can be tiny, it can be huge, round or square, but it MUST always be ‘at the ready’! A Christmasy table cloth sets it apart.

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NATURE’S BOUNTY AT CHRISTMAS

NATURE’S BOUNTY AT CHRISTMAS

Another way to approach the season is to decorate your house and table with simpler, more natural pieces.

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CHRISTMAS COLOUR

CHRISTMAS COLOUR

We like to think about table settings long before Christmas is upon us (well, it IS what we do!)

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