Lidl Christmas Market at St Anne’s Square

The BFM went to Saint Anne’s Square to see the fourth free admission Christmas Market. It is running for 4 days.

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On show is a selection of Christmas inspired German and Continental traditional Christmas foods and drinks to taste and buy. Also there are local products like burgers and sausages cooked on a schwenkgrill or rocking BBQ. Also a Santa’s Grotto and Workshop.

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Lidl are also sponsoring CahootNI show at the MAC The Family Hoffmans Christmas Palace from 3rd Dec to 4th January, so another reason to get down. There are allergy warning signs and a merry go round.

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Also Lidl have opened their first City Centre shops recently. They really are turning the heat up on their competitors. I’m looking forwards to the frozen lobster.

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Lovely Italian

The BFM had a wonderful taste of truly delightful Italian food in an amazingly designed and authentically decorated two storey, 200 seater Italian Restaurant that is Fratelli.

60 Gt Victoria Street
Belfast
Bt2 7ab

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This is the 4th incarnation as a restaurant and having been to the previous 3 (Bourbon, Victoria’s and The Malt Room), it’s simply the best!!!

Joanne the manager was very helpful and explained the menus, why the logo is a pig (as wild boar roamed around Fratellis in Ballymena),and served me and finished off by showing me a selection of desserts.

I was very surprised and gladly appreciated the complimentary arancini,bread sticks,olive bread and olive tapenade.

To follow it was pork fillet,sautéed potatoes,mushroom and porcini truffle cream with hint of Tarragon (£10 lunch, there is also an £8 and £6 lunch).It was served in a very large white round bowl not dissimilar to nouvelle cuisine, but the good thing was it was very filling!! The whole meal was very earthy,pork fantastically cooked and the tarragon and truffle with the porcine complimented it very well.

There is a separate a la carte evening menu after 5 pm and a set Christmas lunch and dinner menu. Downstairs will seat 100 as will upstairs. The decour was splendid with very ornate craftsmanship. The builders turned it round in 5 weeks!!

Fair play to the Galgorm Group.Visit my website for pictures.
Also check out their own site for offers etc.

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1st Sugar v Salt 2nd breastfeeding

Hi guys BFM here to discuss two articles I read in today’s Daily Telegraph Thursday 11th December.

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Now the idea of this blog is to get u all to think logically.

Take sugar is worse than salt for your heart. There are academics and politicians and lobbyists on both sides. Some are supported by Department of Health eg Government, some are supported by food manufacturers.

I need to say that sugar in the concentrations we consume have always been bad for teeth, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The food manufacturers know this and have buried the research rather akin to the scientists whom knew tobacco was bad and that research was buried.

Now in the USA over 1000 food products contain High Fructose Corn Syrup which by the way is made from genetically modified corn. So here we get “Frankenstein sugar”.

Read the articles and make your own minds up. Also my advice is to eat fresh fruit n veg and carefully farm reared meat/fish.

My second point is breastfeeding. It’s great that it may prevent cancers. It has lots of nutrients and anti microbial agents that fight infection. I would recommend it, I was breast fed, as were my two girls.

But the issue is breastfeeding in public, which I don’t agree with because of pure decency. If child needs breast fed do it in private, go to a bathroom, a child room or a private space. If ordinary girls get their breasts out in public there would be outrage, so why is it not outrageous to breastfeed?

As always I’m always available for comments.

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