A Flavour of West Cork

Put some ‘mussel’ in your soup

Posted on: 6th October, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

There is only one hitch with gardens — when the crops are ripe they need eating. They don’t wait politely on the plants until we need them. It’s been a fantastic growing season and we have eating like kings and...

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Bean in a stew

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

I am sitting outside on a bench writing this, delighted that sunshine and a warm breeze have returned. I am aware that it could be a five-minute wonder and am enjoying every moment. It feels like autumn arrived early this...

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The courgettes are back!

Posted on: 6th August, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

The courgettes are very healthy after such a sunny early summer, and the rain in the past couple of weeks has helped them along even more. Each day we wander through the courgette patch and pick the ones that have...

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Life’s a peach

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

‘Life is a Peach’ pretty much sums it up when the sun shines in West Cork. Why would we want to be anywhere else? It ticks all the right boxes for me and the garden is flourishing with a little...

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One sauce that fits all

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

People often think of salsa as a hot and spicy sauce but salsa verde, which means green sauce, is different. It’s a zippy and fragrant sauce without any chilli, made with the soft summer herbs that are popping up everywhere....

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A dish for early summer

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

Spring is a time of potential rather than plenty in our vegetable garden but saying that, we are already eating pak choi and rocket and there will be salad leaves to pick this coming week. We are slowly catching up...

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Poshing up rhubarb

Posted on: 7th April, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

Spring is here for sure and all things green are growing again. No sooner had we recovered our tunnel where we grow spinach and chard than it began to grow like crazy. It’s a pleasure to be walking about with...

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An old favourite dressed up with buffalo cheese

Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

We arrived home from our holiday to find the place rearranged by the wild weather and we were surprised to find how much had moved. The beach was reorganised, as was the view with several trees missing and the tunnels...

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