Open Garden Open

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 0 comments

Ellie loves the smell of Wild Fennel After a week or more of weeding in the rain our weather expectations for last Sundays open garden day were dwindling, just like the ever decreasing midsummer nights.With wellington boots, umbrellas and dripping wet customers in mind I had a brain wave: cream teas to be served in the gypsy caravans. I sourced real devonshire clotted cream. Trad music session in the front room next to a roaring fire and so I purchased fire logs. Finally a massive pan of soup would be essential...

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Blooms Day Milltown Market

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Blooms Day | 0 comments

Milltown Farmers Market was a fashion parade of Edwardian hats and costumes today where Blooms Day was celebrated in style. There were oysters from Kenmare and local porter brewed in Dingle.  sizzling falafels cooked by myself which warmed and filled the room with an appetising aroma. Music and fun; friends stopping for a chat,another coffee at the Mad Hatters Tea table and perhaps just  five minutes more of each others company.Customers lingered over continental breads from Kenmare, sweet buns, succulent salads...

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 3 comments

Family Ker-Falafels Cooking for a family is a celebration. It isdone with love and careful thought as to what is good for everyone. However there are issues around food that can make or break that feeling of joyful nurturing. To generalise: Kids are often fussy eaters, teenage girls can suddenly decide to go without the habitual family staples, men may be demanding about what they consider a meal lacking in protein and if there are older folk to feed – well they will need less quantity and tempting nutritional...

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Listowel Farmers Market & Slow Food Event

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in The Phoenix Blog | 0 comments

Sproated chickpea falafels for the market vegetable terrine with tofu Writers are hungry people. On Friday 1st.June Listowel town square was buzzing with excitement and brilliant sunshine. the Farmers Market stalls looked good, brimming with tasty home cooking, vegetarian delights, gorgeous fluffy cakes, local organic cheeses, veggies, herbs and meat. There was beautiful fresh fish and periwinkles – complete with pin authentic Spanish paella bubbling away in a huge flat pan, pancakes and delicious old...

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