Brassica Galactica: Further Adventures with Cabbage

Red Cabbage with some of its brassica brethren, the infinitely less threatening Brussel Sprouts softening the impact of that ugly red head. I had passed the morning in the office, feigning work but, in reality, exchanging recipe ideas and generally hymning the praises of chorizo with Aoife @icanhascook and Kristin @edibleireland. At one point, IContinue reading “Brassica Galactica: Further Adventures with Cabbage”

Cabbage Brings Home the Bacon

I adore cabbage in all its myriad forms, but love most especially that solid bowling ball, layers, thick as leather, turning their backs on the elements and clinging onto each other for dear life — the green cabbage. That statement in itself is quite a wonder for deep within I bear many cabbage-drawn scars. DearContinue reading “Cabbage Brings Home the Bacon”

Porcini Dust – the new sundried tomatoes?

A few weeks ago, as I was leaving Mahon Farmer’s Market with little Isabel under my arm, racing off to collect Hector from playschool and already 15 minutes late, I spotted a tiny stall selling mushrooms. Lucy Deegan and Mark Cribbin are the owner/operators of Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms and this – on the community stall,Continue reading “Porcini Dust – the new sundried tomatoes?”