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We are delighted to announce that we will be entering a new partnership with Chef Network in the coming weeks!

Chef Network launched in February 2016 as a way to connect chefs and suppliers all around Ireland. It is now less than two years since being launched and already has over 2,500 member chefs.

This is an exciting new journey for us at Rosie & Jim and one we hope to be a long and successful one.

Niamh Kenny and Ruth Hegarty visited Rosie & Jim HQ on Wednesday 9th August and are pictured here with Rosie & Jim.

Thank you to Niamh and Ruth for calling out to us - we are really looking forward to working closely with you in the future!

Find out more about Chef Network on their website - http://www.chefnetwork.ie/

 

Rosie & Jim are thrilled to announce we have won the Innovation Award at the FreeFrom Food Awards 2020!

Our Southern Fried Fillets won Gold in Kids Choice; Our Battered Chunks won Gold in Parents Choice AND our the Rosie & Jim Gluten Free Range have won the Innovation Award!

Thanks to everyone at FreeFrom Food Awards who provide a fantastic service for all the Free From consumers in Ireland.
 

The 5th FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland 2020 took place on Thursday 8th October, with the eagerly awaited announcements made virtually, following pandemic related delays. “We are delighted to get the news out to our winners, ahead of the Christmas shopping season,” says John Burke, founder of the FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland. “Finally those that have won awards can proudly display them, helping freefrom consumers to pick the best quality products available to them.”

Over 500 entries were judged both before and after lockdown, with fully socially distanced panel sessions completing the process in July. The Awards ceremony was due to take place live within the government guidelines until the recent changes resulted in the event taking place online. “We’re all missing the opportunity to meet up and see judges, entrants and friends,” says Burke. “But most importantly entrants have been waiting patiently to find out who has won what and to show their customers how well their products measure up in this growing market.

Check out their website: https://www.fffa.ie/

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FFFAIreland

Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IrishFreefromFoodAwards

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our Light Up a Life Facebook competition.

Congratulations Fiona Staunton and family from Co. Westmeath on winning €1000 for your chosen charity - Aoibheann's Pink Tie!

Fiona also wins a sumptuous Christmas hamper with festive favourites including a whole host of tempting tipples.

And, as if that's not enough, she also receives tickets for a family of four to The Sound Of Music in The Grand Canal Theatre.

About Aoibheann’s Pink Tie

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie was set up in 2010 after Jimmy Norman’s daughter, Aoibheann, passed away. During their long battle with cancer, Jimmy met with a lot of parents going through the trauma of having a child with cancer, and more specifically identified with the financial burden that inevitably follows diagnosis. They are registered with the Irish Cancer Society and affiliated with St. John’s Oncology Ward in Crumlin Hospital. Olympic gold medal champion Katie Taylor is their charity ambassador.

So what does Aoibheann’s Pink Tie do? They provide financial and practical help to those families in need of it. This will hopefully allow the families the ability to focus on their child and working through their illness. Families are often lost in the mix when their children go through this battle, but it’s not just the child that gets cancer, it’s the whole family as each is affected and must struggle.

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie raise funds through various events and fundraisers and use this to support families who are recommended to by the senior social worker in St. John’s Ward Crumlin Hospital.

Find out more on their website - aoibheannspinktie.ie

Keep up to date on their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/pg/aoibheannspinktie

 

2 Gluten Free Rosie & Jim Garlic Chicken Kiev
Potatoes, peeled and chopped in half
1 or 2 sprigs of Spring Onion chopped – the white side only
Splash of Milk
Tablespoon of Butter
10-12 Medium sized Asparagus, chop the ends off
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Olive Oil
Salt / Pepper

Heat the oven to 190oC or 170oC for fan assisted ovens.

Place the Rosie & Jim Chicken Kiev’s on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes (35-40 minutes if frozen).  Set a timer, just in case!

While they are cooking, chop the potatoes into chucks so that they will cook in 30 minutes.

Boil or steam the potatoes – whichever you prefer, until cooked.

Top Tip - * If your family love mashed potato and you hate mashing, we highly recommend you invest in a Potato Ricer. Smooth mashed potato in minutes without the hard work - it’s a very handy gadget for the kitchen!*

Chop the Spring Onion thinly – using only the white end of the onion.

Steam the Asparagus for 5-6 minutes. If they are very thick they may need another minute, but you want them al dente and crisp.

When the potato is cooked, mash the potatoes in a pan; add a splash of milk, the butter and season with salt and pepper. When it’s nice and creamy add in most of the Spring Onion, but keep a little for plating up.

When the Asparagus are cooked, but still have a little bite, take them off the heat and add a pinch of salt, pepper and a little drizzle of olive oil.

The Rosie & Jim Garlic Chicken Kiev should be ready now, so take them out of the oven and plate up –
Spoon some of the creamy mashed potato on the plate.
Add the Chicken Kiev on top.
Place the Asparagus on the plate and squeeze a little Lemon Juice over it.
Sprinkle the remaining Spring Onion on top

Serve up to your waiting loved one and wait to hear the Mmmmmmmm...!

For a neat trick this Halloween, get our Rosie & Jim Chicken Chunks into your little monsters before they fill up on treats!

It's impossible to avoid the sugary treats today. So get in early with these quick and easy to cook Battered Chicken Chunks.

Whole fillet chunks of 100% chicken breast, in a light, golden, tempura batter coating.

Read more about our Battered Chicken Chunks...

Best of luck to Ava Corcoran from, Ballybrittas who is braving taking part in the Jump from the Sky, for AFI 2019 event on 15th June. Ava is doing the skydive on behalf of her cousin Maura to raise money for Ataxia Foundation Ireland.  Maura was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia when she was 12. Ava contacted us looking for support. Rosie replied to Ava...

"Myself and Jimmy are very happy to provide €500.00 toward your sky dive - well done, you are all very brave!! We are sorry Maura has been diagnosed with what I’m sure is a difficult condition, and hope our contribution goes in some way to help with the support needed for this very worthy cause. I had never heard of this condition and, thanks to caring people like you Ava it helps to bring awareness about what this conditions is, and the lack of support for these difficulties that life throws up! We wish Maura all the very best and hope she is doing well!  Best of luck to you Ava with the sky dive, enjoy I’m sure it will be a fantastic experience!

About AFI

Ataxia Foundation Ireland (CLG) a Company Limited by Guarantee.  This New Voluntary National Support Group is for people affected by Friedreich's Ataxia (the most common Genetic Ataxia) and up to 50 other Ataxia's.  The organisation was founded by four people with Ataxia, to form the board of directors and trustees and have recently increased the board to seven,  five with an Ataxia and two non-disabled people and have established a Management Committee made up of members and volunteers, most of who have supported people with Ataxia for many years.

What is Friedreichs Ataxia?

Friedreichs Ataxia is a genetic and progressive disorder of the central nervous system which usually manifests itself in children between the ages of six and sixteen years. However, in some instances the onset for Friedreichs and other Genetic Ataxia’s can be much later. Because of the genetic factor more than one person in a family may be affected. The general symptoms are clumsiness, difficulties with balance, lack of co-ordination and, in time, a slurring of speech. Although there is no specific treatment for any of the known Ataxia’s, fundamental research into its pathogenesis is ongoing worldwide, and there are, in any case, various ways in which the burden on sufferers and their relatives can be lightened.

Ataxia Foundation Ireland - website

Lorcan Allen of the Irish Farmers Journal sits down with our CEO Jimmy McLoughlin to discuss transitioning the business to a new growth trajectory. 

Read the full article in the print edition - available in your local newsagents.

Or read it online if you subscribe to the Farmer's Journal  - https://www.farmersjournal.ie/going-global-with-gluten-free-chicken-489268