A Flavour of West Cork

A taste of Sri Lanka

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

We arrived in Colombo, stepped into the heat and immersed ourselves in the city. Someone told us that Sri Lanka is like ‘Asia Light’ and for sure it’s not as crazy as Bangkok, Saigon or Delhi. The crowds are not...

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Vietnamese street food

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

This is great recipe to perk your taste buds up, a little bit of sunshine to brighten February. Banh Xeo are the most delicious Vietnamese savoury pancakes. They are fried until crispy then rolled up in salad leaves with mint...

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A superfood salad

Posted on: 18th January, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

It’s a sure sign that Christmas is over when the decorations come down and all that remains is a pile of lost property. We seem to have a lot of abandoned scarves this year. There’s a pile of them on...

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Instant tapas

Posted on: 1st December, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

I’ve been thinking about what to write for this Christmas edition and decided that, as the garden is just about asleep, I would go to the store cupboard for inspiration. We always have a jumble of canned beans, tuna, anchovies,...

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Live to one hundred on a diet of minestrone

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in A Flavour of West Cork

On a recent trip to Sardinia we visited an agriturismo in the hills above Tempio Pausania. Admittedly we didn’t get to see much of the countryside due to the insane rain – it dumped thirteen centimetres in one day, which...

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Halloween worm fritters

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

Between the sunshine and the rain there’s still plenty of growing going on in our garden. Autumn brings an abundance to eat and as this summer wasn’t particularly warm a lot of vegetables took their time ripening. The pumpkins are...

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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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