A Flavour of West Cork

Better butterbeans baked Greek-style

Posted on: 10th September, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

We’ve an interesting harvest of beans in the garden this summer. I went a bit bean crazy in the spring, so confidant was I that we were going to have another hot summer. I had a collection of seed gathered...

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‘Scoffin’ pink vegetable treats

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

The rainy weather this past July didn’t stop the garden growing, in fact the potatoes, brassicas and beetroots are luxuriating in the wet soil and are growing faster than the weeds, which really is a blessing. We had a bumper...

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Low carb courgette crust pizza

Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

Sometimes I wonder why we spend so much time tending our garden when I’d really rather just chill out with my feet up, but when June arrives and delivers such an abundance of small and tasty fruits and vegetables to...

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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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