The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Ray Darcy Friday 21 April 2017


The Ray D'Arcy Show

The Ray D'Arcy Show

On today's show, how good is your first aid? Prince RIP one year on, Emailbag, live music with Gypsies on the Autoban, Paul Brennan in Fair City and chef Kevin Dundon

Jules Coll To The Rescue

Jules Coll To The Rescue

Jules Coll started a new job yesterday and on her first day she had to put her 20 year old first aid skills to the test. Jules tell's Ray more this afternoon and Sandra Cregan a first aid trainer from the Red Cross gives advice on first aid.

If you would like to know more about the Red Crosses first aid courses you can click here or you can email or call them on 01 642 4626



Email any problems you have with television programmes – from Corrie to the Late Late – Emmerdale to Ear to the Ground and the legend that is Arthur Murphy will answer them for you! Email for all your notes and queries now!

Live Music Gypsies on the Autobahn

Live Music Gypsies on the Autobahn

It is Friday and we are joined in studio by Gypsies on the Autobahn 

Chef Kevin Dundon - Lets Get Ireland Cooking

Chef Kevin Dundon - Lets Get Ireland Cooking

It’s nearly the weekend, Lots of you will be ordering a Chinese or an Indian takeaway tonight or maybe even some pizza, Chef Kevin Dundon is trying to dissuade us from doing this for SuperValu’s Let’s Get Ireland Cooking campaign and he chats to Ray this afternoon

SuperValu’s Let’s Get Ireland Cooking campaign is encouraging people to cook healthy meals from scratch and helping to build a healthier nation

Pasta with Tomato and Ham Sauce

Use your favourite pasta shape!

Serves 4-6

Prep time; 5 minutes

Cooking time; 15 minutes 

400g dried taglaitelle pasta (plain or wholemeal) 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

250g cooked ham, chopped into cubes

1 medium onion, finely chopped 

2 garlic cloves, crushed 

2 tbsp. fresh oregano (1 tsp if using dry oregano)

2 sprigs thyme

400ml tomatoes passsata

200g cherry tomatoes, halved

salt and pepper

100g baby spinach leaves

100g parmesan or Cheddar, grated

2 tbsp. basil, to serve 

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions until tender. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the cooked ham, onion, garlic, oregano, thyme and cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp. 

Next pour in the tomato passata and cherry tomato and season lightly. Stir the mixture and cook for 2 3 minutes until the cherry tomato start to fall apart but still hold a little their shape!

Remove from the heat, add the baby spinach leaves and grated cheese. stir and pour over the

cooked pasta. Torn and scatter the fresh basil leaves over the pasta.

Serve immediately


Fruit & Nut Flapjack

This bar is a fantastic option for either breakfast or for the lunchbox.  It will keep in an airtight container for up to one week, if they last that long!

Make 12 pieces

200g/7oz  Dried apricots, chopped

150g/5oz  GF Mixed Nuts (ie. Pistachio/Walnut/Hazelnut)

150g/5 oz GF Dried Fruits (ie. Sultanas/raisins)

200g /7oz GF Porridge Oats

400ml/14 fl oz Can Condensed Milk

Preheat to the oven 160°C/325F/Gas Mark 3.

Lightly grease a baking tray and line with some baking par


Place the apricots in a large bowl and add the nuts, dried

fruits, porridge oats and stir to


Pour the condensed milk into a large heavy based pan over a moderate heat.

Heat the condensed milk gently, stirring constantly to ensure that the milk does not burn.

Pour the warmed condensed milk over the bowl of nuts and fruits and use your hands to combine the ingredients. Pour into the prepared tray, then level with a wet spatula or wooden spoon.   Place into a preheated oven for 30 -35 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and all to rest  for  10 minutes.  Invert onto a chopping board,  and cut with a large knife into pieces approx  5cm x 4cm.

Music Played on the Show

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World



Round The House And Mind The Dresser

Round The House And Mind The Dresser

The Chieftains




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