When I attended the #farm1916 commemmorations in Athenry last Friday (organised by Teagasc and a superb event), I was really excited to see this egg weighing scales. As you can see, a single egg sits neatly into it and the little dial goes up and down. The measurements are nearly worn away but I’m sure they were clear a century ago.
Hallowe’en is coming and it brings shorter evenings, cosy fires, crisp leaves underfoot, frosty mornings, fancy dress, carved pumpkins (we’ve moved on from the turnips we used to carve), trick or treat and of course, barm brack.
The barm brack is a fruit loaf, delicious spread with butter and if it goes a little stale, it’s even more delicious if lightly toasted and then swims in melted butter (a bit like a toasted teacake). Hey, it’s coming into the winter and [...]
I won a copy of Apron Strings by Nessa Robins back in July and as my daughter lovingly turned the pages and ooohed and aaaahed, I promised her we would make some of the delicious looking desserts and cakes and I promised Nessa I would do a review here on the blog. Slight interruption for a crowdfunding campaign and the writing of a book, I made my first dessert from it last weekend! But it was [...]
I promised my daughter we’d make a rainbow cake for Easter like this one from Pinterest and when we saw it on the front cover of the BBC Good Food magazine last month, we had to buy it!
The embed code on the new look Pinterest wouldn’t work for me but here’s the link for this rainbow cake.
We didn’t get [...]
I quadrupled the recipe below twice this year for our elderflower cordial so I have loads in the freezer.
It is a bit scary how much sugar goes into it though but I guess at least when you make it yourself you are aware of the amount of sugar! I have made it with two thirds of the sugar too [...]