One of our new and exciting range of local Irish producers, David Andrews and his team at the Laughing Oyster Seaweed Company use traditional methods to sustainably harvest, dry and prepare a variety of Irish seaweeds as seasonings for the kitchen and table. Gathering seaweed has always been an...
Laura joined us in February of this year, having graduated from college a few months before with a BSc Nutritional Sciences degree, so as you can imagine, she is a great asset to our team. She says…
I’ve always loved baking from a young age (I’ve a serious sweet tooth!) but while I was studying in college, I realised what I was making wasn’t exactly the best for my health so I started experimenting with recipes and discovered a whole different way of baking. I began sharing my creations online and after a while built up the courage to create my own blog called ‘Tee’s Nutrition’ so I could share with others my passion for discovering nutritious recipes and food. The blog’s grown to Facebook and Instagram as well and everyone’s been really supportive. Continue reading
Ingredients (makes approx. 10-15 balls)
- 200g soft dates (soak in boiling water if hard)
- 75mls water (measure from water that dates were soaked in)
- 80g cacao powder
- 150g gluten free oats
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 50ml maple syrup
- 20g cacao nibs
- 300g crunchy peanut butter
- Pinch of salt
We are very pleased to be offering a new range of fragrances by Jo Browne: Floral Note, Oriental Note and Sweet Note. Jo, a qualified reflexologist and holistic therapist, discovered a gap in the market for a new, gentle and conveniently packaged perfume. All her products are individually handmade using organic beeswax and essential oils, a process which takes up to six months. The bamboo tube packaging not only looks really attractive, but is natural, ecological and from a sustainable source, and the fragrances are all travel friendly and approved to fly with.
Summertime is my favourite time of the year, I just love it! I even love the damp days - I love not having to wear layers, or shoes, and not having to think about firewood. I love leaving home in the light and getting home in the light. But summertime can be exhausting if we aren’t careful, and whether you are staying at home or going abroad, here are a few essentials for summertime health and wellbeing...
(This article first appeared in The Irish Times on 9th July 2016)
Women stir it up in west Cork’s kitchens
Running a food business is a dream come true for these women, but it involves a lot of hard work and dedication
Family values, a culture of collaboration, respect and sense of community are the common denominators in these five westCork kitchens run by remarkable women chefs in Bantry,Skibbereen and Baltimore. They share stories of how their careers started and developed and their hopes for the bright-looking future of Irish food. If you are headed there this summer, be sure to sample the delicious serenity of their restaurants and the wholesome food they cook with so much love, care and pleasure.
Rachel and Hannah Dare, Organico, Bantry
In 2014, sisters Rachel and Hannah Dare expanded the Bantry organic health shop and cafe their parents Caroline and Alan had started in 1992, creating a brand new bakery and a big, friendly, open space on two levels. Ground-to-ceiling windows, reclaimed industrial fittings, high walls filled with work by local artists, comfy sofas and loads of child friendly space keep faithful clientele happy.
Our next exhibition in the cafe is the work of Sherkin photographer Nuala Mahon. Her photography career began when she was given a box Brownie camera by her father, at the age of twelve, and she has been capturing images ever since. Nuala is also an extensive traveller; most of her...