A Flavour of West Cork

Felafeling in Berlin

Posted on: 8th May, 2018 in A Flavour of West Cork

We discovered very cheap flights to Berlin, via Kerry airport. They were so cheap that after checking our son could host us we pressed the buy button. Next thing we were signed up for a couple of days in the...

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Spuds and sea

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in A Flavour of West Cork

It’s been a rough start to the growing season for the garden this year. The snow just about banjaxed what was left of it after the chickens had had their feeding frenzy in February and the freezing temperatures destroyed what...

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An ‘eggs’- traordinary dish

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in A Flavour of West Cork

I’m having a love/hate relationship with our chickens at the moment. On the one hand, they have become the most incredible egg laying machines, and on the other, they escaped from the chicken run and ate all our spinach, chard...

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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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