Yearly Archive: 2015

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Irish cookbooks for Christmas 2015 + Cranberry and orange sauce

Fresh cranberries, those gloriously red, bouncy berries – ever dropped an open pack on a tiled kitchen floor? – are now synonymous with Christmas, but it wasn’t always so. In Ireland during the 1980s, the only cranberry you might come...

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Christmas traditions: The Gingerbread House

First published in the Nov-Dec edition of Image Interiors & Living. In 2011, with a small baby in my arms and toddler underfoot,  I decided that the one thing that would make Christmas complete was a gingerbread house. A nice project to do...

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HearSay 2015. The Blind Experiment.

It all started with a stray comment down the back of a cookery demonstration. As I talked whispered, Diarmuid McIntyre, of Grey Heron Media and the HearSay Festival, through a beer tasting, he wondered if it...

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HearSay 2015. Memories.

Twinkle was my choice; my brother went for The Beano. Our weekly comics were on order at McCarthy’s Hardware, situated right in the middle of Main Street, Kilfinane. It was the largest shop in the town, with three...


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