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Have you ever seen an Egg Weighing Scales?

Egg weighing scales

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.

Egg weighing scales[...]

Traditional Homemade Barm Brack for Hallowe’en

Homemade barm brack

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 [...]

Elderflower Cordial Recipe

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 [...]