A Flavour of West Cork

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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Spicy goodness to put a spring in your step

Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

As soon as I land in Thailand I have a yen for Som Tam. This spicy, zesty salad is sold on the street, in the bus stations and at all the little restaurants. In fact it’s pretty much everywhere and...

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Recipe from Penang

Posted on: 15th January, 2014 in A Flavour of West Cork

Penang is the food capital of Malaysia. It’s a large island on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia on the Strait of Malacca. There is an incredible mix of people living here; Malays, Chinese, Indians and of course all of...

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Edible stained glass decorations

Posted on: 31st December, 2013 in A Flavour of West Cork

Here is a recipe that I have been playing with. It is a simple spiced biscuit recipe with a ‘stained glass’ window, which is very satisfying to make as it actually works. Admittedly it took me two attempts to reach...

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