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Seabeet or sea spinach as its sometimes called grows grows wild along the sea shore – its particularly fresh and lush at present. The...

Makes 34 – 36 biscuits 100 g (3½ ozs) Abernethy’s hand made butter 50 g (2 ozs) icing sugar 50 g (2 ozs) cornflour 100 g (3½ ozs) ...

Serves 4 2oz butter 1 onion 1 leek 4 sticks table celery 3 carrots 2 potatoes 2 pt chicken stock or veg stock cubes and water 20 - 30 nettle tips A small handful...

Young Spring Lamb is sweet and succulent and needs absolutely no embellishment apart from a dusting of salt and pepper and a little fresh...
Wild Garlic Soup

In late April the air in the top of Wilson’s wood is heavy with the smell of wild garlic.  The pretty white flowers mix...

As part for Slow Food East Cork's Extreme Greens talk, Sally McKenna brought these freshly baked scones for people to taste, they disappeared like...

As part of Sally Mckenna's East Cork Slow Food event, where she talked about the magic of seaweed and her book Extreme Greens this...
Seaweed Cracker

Makes 60 approx. 230g (8 ozs) plain or spelt flour 20g (¾ oz) rye flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 40g (1¼ oz) butter 150ml (5 fl oz) milk 1...
Butter Making

One morning in 2009 at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, one of the students was whipping cream for pudding. She left it to whip merrily...
Chicken Ale Lilly Higgins

Leek, Chicken and Ale Stew by Lilly Higgins Serves 6 2 tbsp butter 2 leeks, finely sliced 1 x 330ml bottle light ale, I use Eight Degrees Burnt...
Heaven and Earth by Lilly Higgins

Heaven & Earth by Lilly Higgins Serves 6  4lb Potatoes (I used Roosters), peeled and cut into chunks 900g tart eating Apples, peeled, cored & quartered 1/2 tsp...
Irish Recipe Fish and Bean Salad Lilly Higggins

by Lilly Higgins Serves 6 6 fillets of pollock or hake (Ballycotton Seafood or O’Connells in The English Market) 2 tbsp olive oil Juice of 1 1/2 lemons 2...