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Breads, cakes, and buns at Alan’s Bakery

The smell of freshly baked bread wafting from a bakery is one of the most universally liked aromas. It is especially nostalgic for me, as when I was about 14 years old I worked for two summers in Toohey’s bakery in Loughrea. As it was located at the bottom of our garden I had always loved the smell when I called in on the way home from school. John Toohey was a gentleman and while I was expected to do my bit in about 100 degrees heat I was well looked after. One of the ovens was a coal/coke fired monstrosity with a huge sliding heavy metal tray that cooked 144 loaves at a time. When it was pulled out all the bread had to be taken off by hand, and I quickly developed hands that could tolerate hot tins and bread. And of course that smell, fantastic, and many a time we would pull open a hot loaf and lash on the fresh butter.

Cottage interior in the Claddagh, 1844

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This illustration is of an original pencil and watercolour painting by Francis Topham which now hangs in the Ulster Museum. It was painted in 1844, just before the Famine, and shows the interior of a cottage in the Claddagh.

Stock up your snow cupboard now

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If the rumours are true then we are in for an even worse ‘big freeze’ this winter – a thought that will sends shivers down the spine even if you like the snow. We all remember the ice-rink roads that became impossible to navigate; only the toughest of Army vehicles could make safe progress on them. This made getting to the shops for even the most basic supplies very difficult for some, and food ran short during those cold weeks. So the message this year is to be prepared.

Impress the one you love - like a pro!

If you want to impress that someone special with your culinary genius, this clever little trick from a local food producer will bring you to the top of the class!

Eat well, feel well!

Lynda McFarland from Athlone Nutrition Clinic offers quick and easy recipes and advice to incorporate into your daily regime to help you feel and look great.

High fibre breakfast bread from Hanna’s Secret

With September looming, like young people I am torn between relief that routine will be restored and dread at the thought of back to school. Everywhere I turn there are books and schoolbags, reminding me I have much to do to ensure all is ready for day one.

Breakfast –the best way to start the day

Dietitian Heather Miller, who holds clinics in Balla, Castlebar, and Ballindine, this week talks about the most important meal of the day—breakfast.

Wheat free breads and cakes

Hanna’s Secret brings a wholesome addition to your table while tantalizing your palate. Free from synthetic additives, preservatives, wheat and yeast – what you see is truly what you get. Hanna’s Secret is locally produced in Mullingar and all ingredients are sourced through local distributors

Ardrahan Saturday country market

Kinvara Farmers Market returns tomorrow

The Kinvara Farmers Market opens tomorrow in the garden behind Johnston’s Hall, Main Street, and will be open every Friday from 10am to 2pm until the end of October.

 

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