So the weather hasn’t been that great lately, but it’s nice enough to get outdoors and have the occasional bbq and picnic and there’s enough sunshine to get us eating lots more salads, fruit and juices.

Jump Juice here in Merchants Quay have recently launched a campaign to highlight the extraordinary vitamin content of their drinks.  Not only are they mouth-watering and thirst-quenching but 30 of their regular sized juices and smoothies provide you with over 50% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.  Their smoothies have been made using frozen yoghurt which has been fortified with Vitamin D.    Full  nutritional information is available in-store and online @

Looking for ideas for easy and delicious meals to make? This new Cook With range from M&S makes creating delicous dishes child’s play.  Check out their recipe ideas on the M&S website here – get the kids to join in and make it a family activity.. 


On those days when the rain keeps off and the sun comes out, there’s nothing like a great BBQ.  You’ll find so many mouth-watering ideas in M&S and SuperValu.  Choose from smoky burgers with brioche buns, tender seasoned rib-eye or sirloin steaks, savoury hot dogs, fresh salmon or tuna or go for spicy chicken portions.  And don’t forget the veggies – corn on the cob goes down a treat or try these amazing veggie skewers:  simply load up the skewers with chunks of peppers, red onion, mushrooms and even pineapple chunks for a tropical twist, brush them well with olive oil, season them with your favourite spices and herbs then pop on the top rack of the BBQ while you’re cooking the meat. Delish!

For more great bbq ideas check out Kevin Dundon’s blog on the SuperValu website CLICK HERE