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Smokey Black Beans with Wilted Greens and Polenta Dumplings

This is my current favourite, ‘desert island’ dinner. It used to be a fast and lightly cooked vegetable couscous with harissa sauce to pour over, but this has capped it … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Bewley’s Coffee Cup

I was staying with German friends in Kerry when Claudio told me that he collected espresso cups, and had quite a sizeable collection of them. He wondered if there might … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Irish gnocchi

A bowl of Irish gnocchi to celebrate a return to this column after several months absence. At times I feel that Irish potatoes can only  be mixed with flour and … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

A fulsome Chicken of the Woods fungus hacked off an oak tree by Tessa and John Falvey in early June of 2011 lasted us for three or four days. We … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

toad in the hole with rosemary & onion sauce with mustard, for the crossing of the Irish Sea from Rosslare to Fishguard on March 10th 2012, to install Printed in … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment