Category Archives: Grow Your Own

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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Buttermilk Pancakes

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Eat Only Irish for a Week- begins tomorrow, Monday 9th May 2011. At first, the mind boggles- how could you possibly manage? On further consideration, it’s only two generations since all our people (with the exception of the wealthier ones) … Continue reading

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Growing spuds

Needing to buy seed potatoes, I asked my friend Christine where she got hers. “Fruit Hill Farm,” she replied. “Go online, ask for a catalogue and they’ll deliver to your door.” Within a week, a van pulled up at my … Continue reading

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Salad Leaves: a snip!

This is the time of year to begin planting salad leaves. With a little watering and care, they just grow on your window sill or anywhere outside, and will provide a neverending supply of fresh, crunchy, tasty leaves for your … Continue reading

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