It’s one of my favourite times of the year in the vegetable garden. The peas and asparagus may be over for another year but the French beans, the first tomatoes and cucumbers and above all, the sweetcorn are ready for picking. Continue reading →
I lived in Ireland for a couple of years back in the ’90s and although it’s a country I have an abiding fondness for, it’s a long time since I’ve been back for a visit.
Then our friends Anna and Brian invited us to their house in Kerry for a few days and the memories came flooding back – the sights, yes, because Kerry is one of the most beautiful counties in the whole island of Ireland – but also the tastes. Continue reading →
Dearly as I love fresh food, there’s much to be said for having a chest freezer the size of the QE2, especially when you live in the country and you can’t walk to the corner shop like you can in the city. Continue reading →