A Flavour of West Cork

Finding herb heaven in Syros

Posted on: 8th June, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

This month’s recipe comes from Syros, a Greek island in the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. We have done a house swap with a lovely Greek couple, one of who is a wonderful cook. We made the connection through some...

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What to do with radishes

Posted on: 5th May, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

We have been having a seed sowing frenzy. The glasshouse looks like seedling central and is jammed full of seed trays with little plants growing away, very happily I might say with the delightful weather that we had in April....

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If you go down to the woods today…pick some wild garlic

Posted on: 7th April, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

I love April in the garden — it’s so full of promise. We have been setting seeds, planting spuds and potting up tomato plants. The overwintering vegetables are making a last ditch effort before flowering and going to seed so...

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A good and green recipe

Posted on: 9th March, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

The longer days mean the green things are kicking back into action in the garden. I even found enough nettles last week to make a soup — admittedly I had to search — which is a funny thing to do...

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Sunshine on a plate

Posted on: 9th February, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

By the time that you read this recipe we will be at home and back to work at the shop but right now I am on a plane travelling up to Bangkok. It’s a crazy looking plane, twin propellers and...

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Oodles of noodles

Posted on: 20th January, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

I’m writing this months’ recipe on a train whilst travelling in Vietnam. We are swinging along, jammed into Vietnamese sized seats, elbows tucked in. There’s a telly belting out a Vietnamese drama and the carriage is full of different nationalities....

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A festive and easy meat-free dinner

Posted on: 1st December, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

To write this month’s recipe I had to put my thinking cap on. I knew it was going to be something with kale as we have such an abundance of it but the recipe needed to be a little bit...

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The Lebanese experience

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

Beirut is a big busy city and the traffic is appalling! Trying to cross the roads was a bit like playing ‘chicken’, making mad dashes between the cars. The main highway out of Beirut, which runs along the coast, is...

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