A Flavour of West Cork

Pick up a pumpkin

Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

We went on holiday for ten days and when we got back I could have sworn the grass had grown by 10 inches! As always in this beautiful fertile island the grass keeps growing. The drop in temperature doesn’t mean...

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Buckets of blackberries

Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

This months’ recipe is a good excuse to go for a walk. The hedgerows are full of ripening blackberries and by the time you read this I imagine they will be plump and ready to go. I have been traipsing...

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The courgette conundrum

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

I’m sitting here writing this surrounded by buckets of courgettes. The sunshine, followed by an intense blast of rain, has speeded up the growth and today’s picking produced an interesting assortment of different shapes and colours. Some are huge –...

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Easy peasy soup

Posted on: 4th July, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

Our peas are up and podding up nicely. They enjoy sun and rain so have been steadily coming on. We don’t grow too many real peas and truth be told half the time our peas end up in a serious...

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Playing around with rhubarb

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

The garden has speeded up big time in the past few weeks. The rise in temperature and some sunshine had all the little seedlings that were at the ‘Will I or Won’t I’ live or die stage zoom into action...

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West Cork asparagus is arriving

Posted on: 9th May, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

April and May, the garden shoots up. Everything that over wintered and that we have picked and enjoyed for so long is bolting. The spinach, chard and kales are shooting for the sky. They’ve done their job and are going...

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Spring is here and the nettles are back

Posted on: 4th April, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

Like most edibles that grow, we are most enthusiastic when they first arrive. One minute we’re scrabbling around searching for the baby plants, the next there is a veritable jungle standing three feet high. They are a bonus in the...

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A taste of Sri Lanka

Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

We arrived in Colombo, stepped into the heat and immersed ourselves in the city. Someone told us that Sri Lanka is like ‘Asia Light’ and for sure it’s not as crazy as Bangkok, Saigon or Delhi. The crowds are not...

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