recipes, articles, remedies, tips and tales!

 

recipes, articles, remedies, tips and tales!

 

Elderflowers

Its Elderflower season and with our dry sunny weather it's the ideal time to make a batch of Elderflower Syrup, cordial or Champagne. Last year I added fresh fragrant rose petals and really loved the results. Quick and easy to make, here are a few Tips : Strip the...

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Nettle Beer recipe

I'm not a beer drinker but do like this one, chilled on a hot day or sitting round a bonfire at night, easy to make and ready in less than 2 weeks. Important to say you will need strong beer bottles or plastic bottles for the second fermentation. If you try this...

read more

Roses, Elderflower and Bumble Bees

It's almost midsummer, not that you'd notice from the weather. All the same, plenty is happening in the new kitchen and garden. This year I'm adding Rose petals to my Elderflower champagne as suggested by Andy Hamilton, and I will try the combination in cordial also....

read more
Mushroom Butter,

Mushroom Butter,

This is quick and easy to make, keeps well in fridge for 2 weeks and freezes well. It is a method of saving flavour of your mushrooms for later. The butter is sublime on toast, risotto, baked spud or as a special treat with poached eggs. Other mushroom combinations...

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Vegan Gluten free Cake,

Vegan Gluten free Cake,

Recently baked this for The Happy Pear, they loved it. It's a basic vegan cake which loves a drizzle of fruit juice or coffee and Beech Leaf Liqueur.I made it with Lime zest in it and topped with delicious Raw Fraughans, but you can use Rose petals, Orange zest, Lemon...

read more

Elderberries

Elderberries are ripening in hedgerows, great news as these little berries are tasty, easy to identify and full of goodness. They are at least as valuable when it comes to boosting your immune system as Echinacea and available for free all around us. So grab your...

read more

New discovery

John Wilson writes about making your own drinks in today's Irish Times, he  has also tried our Beech Liqueur and  says "an intruiging perfumed nose with caramel, fresh nuts and a smoky touch..."Thank you John, look forward to introducing you to the Wild Damson in the...

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May 2015 Spring forage dates.

Sunday May 10th, 11am, Clareen Offaly; Tues May 19th, 11am, Clareen Offaly; Sat May 30th, 11am, Clareen Offaly; Forage workshop and lunch of wild and local organic foods, to book call Mary on 087/7418536. Cost €30 per adult, May is just around the corner and nature is...

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Dinner Menu for a Sunny April Evening

Another beautiful day. I'm really getting used to the sunshine. This evening I'm cooking for my daughter Eve and her hubby Eoin. This is a healthy, vegetarian meal that will of course feature some wild finds as well as fresh garden produce. The star of tonight's...

read more

Baked Hake wrapped in Ramson’s Garlic

Easy Fish recipe, 4 thick Hake fillets, Olive oil, Sea salt and black pepper, About 30 fresh Garlic leaves, 50 grams butter. 2 limes, handful fresh Coriander, Heat oven to 200, lightly oil baking dish and line bottom with garlic leaves. Add fish fillets and top with...

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Wild Soup for February and March

Late February is letting us know that spring is in the air but there is plenty of cold weather about too.Here is a very easy  soup using the year's earliest foraged greens, a real warmer and very good value.The basic recipe is Vegan and gluten free but you could adapt...

read more

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Elderflowers

Its Elderflower season and with our dry sunny weather it's the ideal time to make a batch of Elderflower Syrup, cordial or Champagne. Last year I added fresh fragrant rose petals and really loved the results. Quick and easy to make, here are a few Tips : Strip the...

read more

Nettle Beer recipe

I'm not a beer drinker but do like this one, chilled on a hot day or sitting round a bonfire at night, easy to make and ready in less than 2 weeks. Important to say you will need strong beer bottles or plastic bottles for the second fermentation. If you try this...

read more

Roses, Elderflower and Bumble Bees

It's almost midsummer, not that you'd notice from the weather. All the same, plenty is happening in the new kitchen and garden. This year I'm adding Rose petals to my Elderflower champagne as suggested by Andy Hamilton, and I will try the combination in cordial also....

read more
Mushroom Butter,

Mushroom Butter,

This is quick and easy to make, keeps well in fridge for 2 weeks and freezes well. It is a method of saving flavour of your mushrooms for later. The butter is sublime on toast, risotto, baked spud or as a special treat with poached eggs. Other mushroom combinations...

read more
Vegan Gluten free Cake,

Vegan Gluten free Cake,

Recently baked this for The Happy Pear, they loved it. It's a basic vegan cake which loves a drizzle of fruit juice or coffee and Beech Leaf Liqueur.I made it with Lime zest in it and topped with delicious Raw Fraughans, but you can use Rose petals, Orange zest, Lemon...

read more

Elderberries

Elderberries are ripening in hedgerows, great news as these little berries are tasty, easy to identify and full of goodness. They are at least as valuable when it comes to boosting your immune system as Echinacea and available for free all around us. So grab your...

read more

New discovery

John Wilson writes about making your own drinks in today's Irish Times, he  has also tried our Beech Liqueur and  says "an intruiging perfumed nose with caramel, fresh nuts and a smoky touch..."Thank you John, look forward to introducing you to the Wild Damson in the...

read more

May 2015 Spring forage dates.

Sunday May 10th, 11am, Clareen Offaly; Tues May 19th, 11am, Clareen Offaly; Sat May 30th, 11am, Clareen Offaly; Forage workshop and lunch of wild and local organic foods, to book call Mary on 087/7418536. Cost €30 per adult, May is just around the corner and nature is...

read more

Dinner Menu for a Sunny April Evening

Another beautiful day. I'm really getting used to the sunshine. This evening I'm cooking for my daughter Eve and her hubby Eoin. This is a healthy, vegetarian meal that will of course feature some wild finds as well as fresh garden produce. The star of tonight's...

read more

Baked Hake wrapped in Ramson’s Garlic

Easy Fish recipe, 4 thick Hake fillets, Olive oil, Sea salt and black pepper, About 30 fresh Garlic leaves, 50 grams butter. 2 limes, handful fresh Coriander, Heat oven to 200, lightly oil baking dish and line bottom with garlic leaves. Add fish fillets and top with...

read more

Wild Soup for February and March

Late February is letting us know that spring is in the air but there is plenty of cold weather about too.Here is a very easy  soup using the year's earliest foraged greens, a real warmer and very good value.The basic recipe is Vegan and gluten free but you could adapt...

read more

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