Are you in the middle of the pre-Christmas flurry of activity? Between present buying, getting those special presents, house decorating and Christmas dinner planning there’s barely a minute to think – and that’s before the Christmas parties even begin! Maybe some of the Sligo Food Trail producers can help take some pressure off you. Here are a few examples of how we can help:

Christmas Cakes – don’t worry about the making, the baking, the marzipan or the icing! Leave it all to the experts. You’ll find quality Christmas Cakes from the cake queen Jamie Flatley at Pudding Row Festive Fayres (8th and 15th December) in Easkey. If you’d like to order and pick up at your convenience, contact Lyons Cafe, the Gourmet Parlour, Shell Seaside Cafe or Le Fournil who will take all the pain out of Christmas Cakes for you!

You can always take in the fun of the markets with Beltra Christmas market this Sat 10th December for a large variety of home baking and treats.

Christmas Puddings – delicious puds from Pudding Row and Le Fournil in Sligo Town who even have the brandy butter to complete the picture.

Christmas Log – that’s a speciality at Le Fournil and they even have on that’s flour free with coconut and passion fruit. Or try the large selection of Christmas logs by Gary Stafford at Lyons Cafe.

Mince Pies – you’ll find homemade mince pies at Pudding Row Festive Fayres (and homemade mincemeat too), Le Fournil and the Gourmet Parlour.

Truffles and Chocolates – Cawley’s in Tubbercurry is the place to go for melt in the mouth rum truffles as a perfect seasonal treat. Or Le Fournil has a bewildering selection of chocolates to tempt you.

Gift Hampers – now that’s the type of present everyone wants! Gift hampers of different sizes are available from Pudding Row, Murson Farm, WB’s Café and the Little Cottage Café in Rosses Point.

Maybe you will manage to snatch half an hour of ‘you time’ between now and Christmas after all.