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A taste of home and abroad this St Patrick's Day

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Wow, St Patrick’s Day is here, so I thought what better way to celebrate, than some modern twists on Irish classics.

Think Irish this St Patrick’s Day

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To celebrate all things Irish this St Patrick’s Day, why not try a hearty meal that is most associated with the country of your birth? And it really does not more Irish than a good feed of bacon and cabbage!

Simple soups for the New Year

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Happy New Year everyone, can you believe that it is 2017 already? Where did that year go? There’s been a chill in the air in the past week, my windscreen is frozen every morning.

Be Dazzled by Dahlias

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Dahlias were such a revelation for me when I first got interested in gardening. I could not believe that the brown, wizened, dried up tuber in the packet would produce the dazzling blooms printed on the cover in just a few short months. Armed with some helpful advice from the sales lady (for instance which was the right way up!) I gave them a try and I was thrilled with the results – they’re brilliant plants for beginner gardeners because you get such magical results so quickly – within a few months of planting the tuber you can get dozens of fabulous blooms.

Simple soups to warm you up

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Hi everyone and thanks for all those e-mails, looking for recipes, etc. This week I got a lovely e-mail from Julia, who is looking for a few easy soup recipes, so here goes.

Healthy eating for children

Honor Geraghty, nutritional therapist and graduate of CNM, believes that it is imperative to teach your children healthy eating habits now, so that you will perpetuate a healthy lifestyle for them well into their later years.

Bay roasted baby hasselbacks

Last year was my first time growing my own potatoes. I ordered a few heritage varieties from Seed Savers, varieties that would be difficult to find in the shops, some early and some main crop. I planted them late enough in the season so as to avoid any lingering frosts as we are prone to here in the west. They grew readily with the plentiful rain and flowered in white, yellow, and some in a glorious purple. When the leaves faded and died back it was time to harvest. It was lovely to see the children’s delight at sifting through the soil and discovering hidden potatoes, like a messy Easter egg hunt… potatoes with skins so thin that you could brush them off with your thumb. The taste of those freshly dug little earlies, with butter, ground pepper, and fat flakes of sea salt was amazing.

Tubers transformed at TULCA

WE IRISH probably feel we know our way round a potato. Boiled, baked, roasted, mashed or fried, we’ve gazed upon the trusty spud in pretty much all its forms.

Potato blight warning for this week

The weather conditions over the next few days in the west and northwest will favour the spread of potato blight on young developing potato stalks, according to Paraic Horkan from Horkan’s Lifestyle and Garden Centres.

Potato Blight warning for this week

The present weather conditions over the next few days in the west and north west will favour the spread of potato blight on young developing potato stalks, according to Paraic Horkan from Horkan’s Lifestyle and Garden Centres.

 

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