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  • 9th February 2011 Mackerel

    Mackerel is one of the most health beneficial kinds of fish you can eat - it contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids of which we can never consume enough. Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish. They occur in all tropical and temperate seas. The Atlantic Mackerel ... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Life Cycle of Salmon

    Salmon are one of the few fish species which can live in salt and freshwater. They spend their juvenile lives in rivers, then migrate to the sea and return later to the place they were born. - The migration to the spawning habitat may commence up to a year before spawning takes place in autumn or... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Our Environmental Policy Statement

    Burren Smokehouse has recently joined the local Clare Ecotourism project. We have in our visitor centre an information point set up by Burren Connect giving online access to facts about environmental awareness, conservation, education, research and traffic management for the Burren. As a result... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Scotch on the Rocks

    This blog post has a connection to one of our products which was awarded a 2-star Gold Medal at the Great Taste Awards in 2010 - our Organic Cold Smoked Salmon with Honey, Whiskey & Fennel! Over a century ago, in 1909, explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton who was born in 1874 in County K... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Difference between Rainbow and Sea Trout

    Roughly speaking, one can say that the rainbow trout is a freshwater fish, and the sea trout one that lives mainly in salt water. The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is native only to the rivers and lakes of North America, west of the Rocky Mountains, and of the tributaries of the Pacific ... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Shipping smoked salmon

    There are many worried questions we get from customers over the website or in our visitor centre especially in summer, as it is not obvious if and how you can ship smoked salmon when it is scorching hot outside. The short answer is: Yes we can ship it to many destinations in the world, and we do ... Read more
  • 8th February 2011 Info-Feature - Which wine with smoked salmon?

    Wine seems to be a very complicated matter to most of us. And when it comes to pairing wine and food, it appears to become even more complicated and mysterious. But fear not - there are a few simple ways of choosing the right wine for smoked salmon, and failing that - just blame your sense of a... Read more
  • 8th February 2011 Birgitta "out there"

    John McKenna of the Bridgestone Guide described Birgitta as having a "wildness about her", and as "being out there" - and she certainly is out there! On 21 January, she featured an hour long on "Brain Train", a programme on Dublin South FM. A few days later, she was interviewed on "Morning Irelan... Read more
  • 8th February 2011 Tasting and Gourmet Talk at Clodagh McKenna's Cookery School

    On 20 February, Birgitta will give a gourmet talk and tasting at Clodagh's cookery school. The school is situated in the stunning setting of The Village at Lyons, Celbridge (Co. Kildare) Read more
  • 8th February 2011 Biggest organic fair in the world - Biofach

    We will be at the Biofach in Nuremberg promoting our organic smoked salmon. If you know of anybody going there, please ask them to drop by for a chat and a tasting: We are in Hall 4 stand 430! Read more

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