A Flavour of West Cork

A simple plate from the sun

Posted on: 6th February, 2018 in A Flavour of West Cork

We sneaked away at the beginning of January to the Canary Islands flying from Cork to Gran Canaria in search of a little sun-snack. Gran Canaria isn’t the most beautiful of the islands but Las Palmas, the capital city, is...

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Spice up January with a little bit of Dukkah

Posted on: 15th January, 2018 in A Flavour of West Cork

January always seems to have a hint of frugality about it. A mix maybe, of over indulgence, stretching the budget for the festivities, and the inclination to tighten our belts to compensate for both of the above. Dukkah is an...

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Festive feasting with an exotic flavour

Posted on: 11th December, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

With the feasting season on the way in I have been thinking of recipes for feeding friends and family that are both a bit special but easy to cook. Laksa is a Malaysian noodle dish with a fragrant coconut broth....

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Dishing up beans in the dark

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

This one pot wonder is a dish that we enjoyed when Ophelia knocked all the power out. It’s also a dish that we enjoyed whilst in Crete called ‘Gigantes’, which are butterbeans to you and me. It was available everywhere...

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Feed your hunger and your health

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

‘Cauliflowers on Mars, a sign of ancient life’ is a headline that I came across whilst googling cauliflowers. I don’t know about Mars but this alien looking vegetable has a habit of popping up expectedly in our garden. We do...

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Using up your apple and kale glut

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

Autumn in August?  Where I grew up it was still summer. I have disputed this fact for years but this year I must finally concede, as this autumn arrived at the beginning of August. The apples are dropping from the...

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Fritter your veg, not your money

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

I left home, many moons ago, armed with my Hamlyn all-colour cookbook, not knowing how to cook, but full of enthusiasm. There were numerous culinary disasters and one mighty boo boo. Shortly after I left home, I was living in...

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Beat it with beets

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

Beetroots didn’t used to be glamorous, I grew up eating huge beetroots dressed in malt vinegar but these days they have quite another image, as they have gained superfood status. It is now known that beetroots increase blood supply to...

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