Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Irish Potato

Solanum tuberosum A few thoughts on the noble potato and its future in our diet. Potatoes were always an ideal food for children, depending on the time of year. One of the reasons that Ireland had such a high population … Continue reading

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An Bradán Feasa- food of destiny for an Irish President

An Bradán Feasa Ómós do Michael D. Higgins Úachtarán na hÉireann Tá áthas an domhain orm go bhfuil Michael D. Higgins toghtha in a Úachtaráin ag Muintir na hÉireann. Insealbheadh é inniu agus guím gach beannacht air agus ar a … Continue reading

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Eat Your Purples

“ Eat your purples” was my catch cry from end September to Christmas every year when we had young children. It began with the Victoria plums, cropping so heavily that branches needed support,and demanding an immediate start to the preserving … Continue reading

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Irish Bramley Apples- food for the gods

Bramley Apples Apples, apples, apples. They permeate my entire life. The baking of my grandmothers, making apple tart, each with her own personal touch. The delight of my father, tucking into apple tart with cloves after dinner (in the middle … Continue reading

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