A Flavour of West Cork

‘Hot’ bean soup

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

The garden is still slumbering and there’s not much happening on the vegetable front so I thought it would be fun to investigate aphrodisiac foods for the Valentine’s edition. Along the way I have discovered that Valentine’s Day started out...

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Sunshine in a bowl

Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in A Flavour of West Cork

January is the month for armchair gardening and travelling – cruising around seed catalogues and travel sites in search of vegetables and sunny climes. I am making lists of all the possibilities and dreaming of new adventures. This gently whiles...

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Get excited about Brussel sprouts

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

Brussels sprouts seem to be a love or hate vegetable but they have always been traditional for Christmas. My mum reckons they have gone out of fashion but I guess there’s more choice these days so children are no longer...

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Longevity lentil soup

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

This is another of these ‘live to be one hundred’ recipes. It uses simple ingredients, it’s easy to make, and comforting for wintery days. Not that the Greeks, from where this recipe hails, wait until it’s cold to eat it;...

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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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