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This is the time of year when berries really come into their own. It wasn’t a good year for blackberries – too much rain and not enough sun – but they are well past it by now. (You should never, in any case, pick blackberries after Michaelmas (September 29) because, as I was told as a child, on Michaelmas eve the devil goes around busily spitting on them.) The rowan berries are on the way out, but hawthorns are adorned with masses of jewel-like dark red berries, tiny snowballs are appearing on the snowberry, and the holly is already looking Christmassy.
The gardening year is moving along nicely and hopefully you have been keeping busy, gardening that is!
Enjoy growing and nurturing your own fruit, flowers and vegetables at Castlebar Allotments, Balloor, Castlebar.
In business since 1990 Falcon Fruits has gone from strength to strength providing Ballina with the highest quality fruit and veg service. Having recently moved to a bigger premises on Pearse Street to manage the increase in demand, the new premises now boasts a large display of fresh fruit and veg, and with a new smoothies section in store Falcon Fruits has all the bases covered.
An almighty platoon of young Mayo farmers is homeward bound to learn about the importance of eating their five-a-day. Primary schools in Mayo are cultivating five crops of Irish fruit and vegetables in the classroom for the National Incredible Edibles growing challenge, developed by Agri Aware.
The weather over the past week has forced me into a difficult decision. Is it barbecue time, or possibly a piece on the versatility of salad? But a delivery of fresh Irish strawberries into the restaurant quickly made up my mind. Is there any fruit to herald the beginning of summer superior to a fresh sun ripened strawberry? In the middle of winter it’s not uncommon to come across, in the shops, these hard lumps of things that look like strawberries but taste of something far removed from a sweet Irish-grown berry. Especially when topped off with a little whipped dairy cream, no chef can better strawberries and cream. Strawberries grow particularly well in Ireland, and more so during the rare sunny summers. They ripen a little slower than on the continent, developing high sugar content.
Ah, the lemon, one of the fruits we look at almost every day and yet we easily forget just how versatile a fresh lemon really is. Sure what would become of fish and chips without a squeeze of lemon, or a gin and tonic for that matter? Indeed the lemon helps increase the vitamin C content of many an alcoholic beverage.
Ireland’s number one healthier biscuit brand, go ahead!, has announced it has reduced the saturated fat content in some of its most popular products.