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Archive for August, 2009

Courgette and Carrot Soup

A bit late but this is what we ate a LOT of when my vegetable garden was going crazy.  Got a little sick of it, to be honest, but now that I no longer have an abundance of courgettes just outside my front door, I’m missing its fresh, light flavour.  Can see some courgettes being bought this weekend… [...]

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It’s barely the end of August but already there is a distinctly autumnal nip in the morning air.  Having only sowed for the summer season, my vegetable garden is looking a little sorry for itself.  Gone are the peas, beans, berries and courgettes.  All that is left is a few hardy head of lettuce, the new potatoes and some [...]

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Inspiration

Picked plenty of these: Already made this and, of course, this.  And I’m very excited about this.  Any other ideas?

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Handsome Devil

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Tofu Dumplings

This term is shaping up to be one of my busiest yet.  In addition to all the normal prep and marking for classes, I’ve taken on some extra projects (including starting a part-time university course) which will take up a large amount of time.  Everything is worthwhile but I can see some fraught moments in the [...]

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So Long Summer

The summer holidays are coming to an end. Sigh.

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Glen Torridan Bothy

We did another Munro earlier in the week: Maol Chean Dearg.  It was a stunning walk in but unluckily the summit was engulfed in clouds minutes after we reached it.  Should have snapped a few photos immediately but the need for a cheese sandwich after a 3061 ft climb was ferocious. To reach the hill [...]

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Prize Winning Veg!

On Saturday our village held its annual flower and vegetable show.  I entered a few things just for fun.  Can’t tell you how ridiculously thrilled I was when my peas won third prize and my monster courgettes won second! Roll on next year, I say. 

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Soda Bread

The breakfasts in my Dublin hotel were good but fairly generic.  Cereals, preserves, grapefruit, eggs, sausages etc made for a very satisfying but pretty unexciting start to the day.  The one shining light in the morning spread, however, was the soda bread.  Spread thickly with sweet Irish butter, I ate mountains of it each morning vowing all the while to [...]

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Dublin (and Around)

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